When you live in London, the city is quite literally your playground at Christmas time! With festive activities, movie pop-ups and creative workshops to keep you and the family entertained, deciding upon what to do can be quite overwhelming. To give you a little helping hand, our elves have searched the city to bring you a few of our favourite things to do this month.
Sherlock Holmes: The Official Live Game
Ground floor, West 12 Shopping Centre, Shepherd’s Bush, W12 8PP
Nearest Tube: Shepherd’s Bush
Opening hours: Various dates and times available
Get your thinking caps on and get ready to crack a brand new case featuring content from Sherlock stars, including Benedict Cumberbatch himself. This 100-minute immersive escape experience is for teams of 4-6 people. Dive into Sherlock sets and scenes to solve puzzles and mysteries before the time runs out! Get ready to don your deerstalker and step into the shoes of a great detective – book your tickets today.
Image: Sky Garden
20 Fenchurch St, London EC3M 8AF
Nearest Tube: Bank
Opening hours: 6pm onwards weekly.
London’s favourite Sky Garden has transformed into a beautiful Winter Garden running from now until the end of January 2020. Think ski chalet meets Moèt & Chandon, with the backdrop of London’s skyline to keep you entertained.
This cozy alpine atmosphere with warming food and drinks makes this the perfect winter destination for hanging out with friends over the Christmas period. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night a DJ will be filling the air with music, making the occasion even more festive for everyone.
Why not book your table at Sky Pod Bar here and treat yourself to a glass of bubbly?
Image: Love Actually
Love Actually Pop-up screening
The Rivoli Ballroom, 350 Brockley Road, Crofton Park, London, SE4 2BY
Nearest Tube: Crofton Park
Opening hours: Friday 13th at 8pm
Journey back to 2003 and watch Hugh Grant, Colin Firth and Emma Thompson in one of the most iconic Christmas films out there. From one-liners, classic dance moves and that little scene involving a necklace… Love Actually is a true classic that can be watched, and enjoyed, by pretty much anyone (over 15!).
Book your tickets for this pop-up screening and get ready to laugh, cry and maybe even sing along to a film that’s a must-see at Christmas.
Image: Christmas Wreath Making
Christmas Wreath Workshops
49-50, St Johns Square, EC1V 4JJ
Nearest Tube: Barbican
Opening hours: Sunday 15th December 2pm-5pm
Wreath making is perfect for those that like to get creative with their Christmas spirit. This Christmas Wreath Making Masterclass is being held in Barbican on December 15th, just in time for you to deck your door out with your beautiful creation before the big day.
The session runs throughout the afternoon and you can expect to be treated to mince pies and a delicious festive cocktail whilst you work. Book your tickets here for a crafty festive activity.
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