1. Spun Candy. Brilliant idea to have fun and learn the science behind making your own hard rock candy. Suitable for children and adults. The classes run over in Spitalfields all through December and into January. Spun Candy have offered Little London Whispers readers has an exclusive discount code. Type in WHISPERS when you get to the check out. We are booked to go in January, but they run classes every day. We are super excited to be doing this.
2. Dennis Severs House in Spitalfields. Every year I recommend this tour, because it simplifies life, and genuinely I think it is great. It is a unique house where still-life drama exists, room by room, floor by floor sharing what life would have been like for a family of Huguenot silk weavers. Booking essential.
3. Ice skate at Tower of London then head over to the pop-up ice bar next to City Hall (if you aren’t cold enough already). Ice skating in London is just magical, and to do it here at The Tower of London alongside this iconic building – what can I say? Just book it.
4. Guy Barker Big Band Christmas special at The Royal Albert Hall. Jazz fans this is a must, if carol singing isn’t your thing, this will tick the box for a Sunday night treat. It has been reviewed as a Christmas cracker of a concert by the Evening Standard. I’ve saw it last year, and it was brilliant.
5. Enter the spirit of Christmas at Flat Iron Square, along from Borough Market: Two events I’d highlight are; 1st up 7 December Time Out are hosting a HotBoozaPalooza. No I don’t know what it means either, but if you want to sample hot cocktails in a pop up ski chalet, this is where to go. Details are all in the link. Then from 8 December Apres London pops up for chalet fun, live entertainment and festive cheer.
6. Museum of Architecture’s Gingerbread City returns to South Kensington. Open 7 days a week until 22 December and they are running workshops for £30pp if you want to make your own house. Literally I LOVE this.
7. Backyard Cinema – Snow Kingdom bean bags, festive snow and watch christmas classics. Until 21 January. Check their listings as many evenings have sold out, but there are still a few good ones for January.
Curling at Queensway – over 18’s only. See my Christmas in London post
Say Cheese at Borough Market on 7 December for an evening of cheese & wine. Could be cheesy, could be brie-lliant
The Black Cat cabaret in Leicester Square. As part of Udderbelly’s Christmas. It’s burlesque, it’s a little racy, and it’s a huge amount of fun.
Sipsmith your favoured choice of gin? Head to their Frost Fair at the Green Room Garden Bar at The National. Perfect if you are off to see something there, or just hanging along the Southbank.