Monday 19th of August 2019
Little London Whispers

December’s Super Seven things to do in London

Christmas is only 25 days away… London is seriously looking red hot… on fire for beautiful lights, angels hanging from the rooftops, Winter Wonderland lighting up Hyde Park can be seen for miles and miles, it is gorgeous. Be sure to find the time to head out and just wander around on a crisp evening and soak it all up. Here are a few other enticing things to lure you into town.

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·       Christmas at Kew:  Every year I want to go and this is the year to go! Sparkling light trails, music, an illuminated HIVE and a scented fire garden. 23 November – 2 January 2017

·       The new Design Museum is simply FANTASTIC:  A must go to with or without children, it is bigger and better than before. A huge space to enjoy and inspire young minds, and a walk down memory lane for others.

·       Ice Skating : So many locations, but my favourite is always Somerset House with a lovely hot chocolate and be sure to check out the club nights – its great for teens and a really fun night out. Then a walk back through Covent Garden to enjoy the Christmas lights.

·       NT LIVE : No Man’s Land is on December 15th. See the giants of the London stage in your local cinema for one night only.

·       Sail Santa : City Cruises are taking Santa down the Thames with carols, pressies, mince pies & mulled wine for adults.

·       Christmas at Hampton Court : Go back in time and immerse yourself in Tudor England.

·       Christmas Markets : Duke of York Square has a double dip this weekend with a market on 3 & 4 December. Belgravia’s Christmas market in Pimlico is on the 3rd & Elizabeth Street is pedestrianised for their annual fair on the 4th, which is a great one for children. Broadway Market is a must for any Christmas food shopping on a Saturday. I love it there.  Monocle in Marylebone have a market this weekend too.. Southbank have their Christmas market in full swing, open every day.  Plan your weekend wisely… sooo much going on.

 

 

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·       Emma Hamilton at the National Maritime Museum : Nelson’s mistress and the history of this extraordinary woman in a man’s world. We’ve seen this exhibition, and loved it.  It’s an amazing day out, so plan at least a morning or afternoon in Greenwich to really explore and enjoy the area. 3 November – 17 April 2017

·       Dickensian Christmas : Again, going back in time check out this website for an immersive Dickens experience.

·       Zaha Hadid was a visionary. Serpentine Galleries have an exhibition of her early drawings & painting opening on 8 December until 12 February 2017.  A little bit of a culture trip with a walk in the park.

 

·       Immersive Nutcracker : 30 November – 8 January at Printworks. Will Tuckett has taken this story and made the world first immersive ballet with this Christmas tale. I’d a say a must for every little child. The Royal Opera House is performing The Nutcracker for something a little more grown up.

·       The Radical Eye : Modernist Photography from Sir Elton John’s impressive private collection at The Tate Modern. Well worth a visit and then enjoy the fair & Christmas market of Bankside – there is always so much to do along that side of the river.

·       Portraits of strong women is on show at the Cafe Royal until 21 December as part of a new London Photography show. A celebration of femininity.

·       Choccywoccydooddah :  We love chocolate – who doesn’t? This is an emporium of chocolate in Carnaby Street.  Everything is made out of chocolate, and there is a bar room for your own little hot chocolate tasting. Carnaby Street also has the most amazing lights this year, and I know Liberty have a Nutcracker or two on their door! Check them all out.

Happy Christmas…

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