The final month of 2017 is upon us; the wonderful, wintery month of December! The city, as you probably already know, is lit up and sparkling with the Christmas magic that helps us get into the festive spirit. As always, it’s never a quiet moment in London – with pantomimes and winter wonderlands popping up across the capital. Pull up your socks and get planning for the month ahead, our selection of top things to do this month will give you some inspiration.
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Cinderella at Hackney Empire
Hackney Empire, 291 Mare St, E8 1EJ
18 November – 31 December
This is Cinderella as you’ve never seen it before – Hackney Empire style! The classic tale of rags to riches will be told by the award-winning pantomime team, as they take you on a magical adventure of how Cinderella got her man. A perfect night out for you and your family this December, especially for children of younger ages. Who doesn’t love a pantomime this time of year? Oh, yes we do! Book your tickets here.
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Winter Film Club
133 Rye Lane, Peckham Rye, SE15 4ST
The team behind London’s Rooftop Film Club are bringing you a magical treat this winter. They are launching Winter Film Club for the month of December at the Electric Theatre in Peckham. They will be showing classics from Casablanca to The Rocky Horror Show, Ab Fab, plus much more! So, to get your fix of the best movies in a unique setting, make sure you keep an eye on their website for all upcoming film listings here.
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Rascals Bottomless Brunch
97 Curtain Road, EC2A 3BS
Grab your pals and head to this new, indulgent restaurant in Shoreditch – made for audacious chit-chat and for people who just love tasty things! Each weekend in December (apart from Christmas weekend), Rascals will be hosting a bottomless brunch. Intertwined with the buffet menu and flowing espresso martinis – there will be comical games you can get stuck into. Games include the Wheel of Certain misfortune and the giant card game… all will be revealed when you book yourself a table! Grab your most adventurous bunch of mates for a pre-Christmas get together and unleash your inner rascal. Grab your tickets here.
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Southbank Centre Winter Market
Queen Elizabeth Roof Gardens,
10th November- 4th January
Southbank will be hosting a festive Winter Market this December. Get ready for Nordic inspired wood chalets filled with Christmas food, drinks and gifts. Top traders from around the city and beyond will be bringing you an array of unique goods that will certainly get you into the festive mood. As the markets are open right through until January, any last minute gift shopping can always be done at these beautiful markets, where the most intricate jewellery, handmade trinkets and artisan foods can be purchased. For opening times, click here.
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Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park, W2
Until 1st January 2018
A big event that your little ones’ will love, the Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park is the biggest and most dazzling of all the festive celebrations in London. The annual winter event comes complete with ice skating rinks, shows, rollercoaster rides, live music bars, food stalls and festive bars dishing out litres upon litres of mulled wine – what isn’t there to love? The Wonderland is open from 10am to 10pm every day until the 1st of January – plenty of time to enjoy a magical adventure and get into the Christmas spirit!
How will you be spending your December in London? Let us know and comment below!