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Looking for things to do this month, don’t sweat it, we’ve got lots to keep you busy.
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That’s it, it’s December so we’re going full on Christmas…mince pies, mulled wine, Christmas tunes, festive hangovers, bring on all of it. All the terraces in town have had winter makeovers, restaurants are putting on their best festive specials, there are mega trees up across the city alongside a whole load of ice rinks, and there are markets galore, from zero waste ones to hot sauce ones, providing plenty of opportunities to pick up the perfect presents.
French perfumer Diptyque are hosting a series of Diptyque Wreath Making workshops on the run-up to Christmas. Jamie Aston, Hotel Cafe Royal’s famed florist will guide you through and show you all the tricks in making an extravagant wreath this Christmas. There’s a wide range of foliage, fruit and Diptyque Ovals in which to dress your wreath, [...] Mon 25th November & 2nd, 9th & 16th December

Cancer Research UK is bringing together singers, musicians and actors for a carol concert at St Paul’s Cathedral.

10th December 2019

Singer-songwriter Arlo Parks is teaming up with the DM’s Boot Room in Camden for an exhibition of her poetry

3rd - 10th December 2019

Second Home is exploring the way music and dance can be used as an act of resistance with the Making Sound, Making Space event series.

21st November - 12th December 2019

Winter is coming and Backyard Cinema is ready with their latest immersive cinema season at their brand new home Capital Studios.

Until 12th December 2019

If you’re in the market for a piece of jewellery but don’t want to shell out for it, then you won’t wanna miss the 77 Diamonds sample sale.

12th December 2019
With bars, restaurants, hotels, shops and galleries all calling St James’s home, there’s already a lot to discover in the area, but you can get the real inside scoop on these brands thanks to the St James’s One of a Kind series of masterclasses. The series, which includes masterclasses held everywhere from wine cellars to wellness spaces, [...] Thurs 12th December 2019
Tis the season to get jolly, and with that comes a price. The hangover. VOM. Literally. The absolute worst feeling, the headache, the dizziness, that metallic taste that no amount of tea can distract you from. It’s a nightmare. Hands up how many people have said ‘We’re never drinking again’…us too. Well, an ATM with [...] 11th - 13th December 2019

Espresso Martini Society is coming back to town with its massive martini menu for a winter edition, and this time it’s going bottomless.

22nd November - 14th December 2019

Jump in for an icy dip (or have a leisurely, if freezing, swim) at Brockwell Lido as part of the Crisis’ Icebreaker challenge

14th December 2019

If you like it HAWT then you’ll wanna be in Brixton this Christmas for Hot Sauce Society, London’s first-ever hot sauce festival is back for a very spicy day.

14th Dec 2019

The Hackney Christmas Market is coming back to Bohemia Place across three weekends with over 50 traders in tow.

30th November - 15th December 2019

Warm yourself up this winter with new BBQ festival GrillJam, taking over the Bussey Building this December.

13th - 15th December 2019

his exhibition by Jorge Monedero and Silvia Terrón at TJ Boulting in Fitzrovia tells the story of different generations of a Spanish family

4th - 18th December 2019

Menswear pop-up A Call to Garms is returning to Savile Row in aid of homelessness charity Crisis, with pieces from over 40 brands on sale

9th - 19th December 2019

Baby Lame, she of the cabaret circuit and the RuPaul’s Drag Race UK podcast, is bringing an XXXmas version of Shit Show to The Glory.

18th & 19th December 2019

If you’re looking for an alternative to the traditional Christmas show, then this is it. Drag collective Sink the Pink is putting on Escape From Planet Trash.

19th November - 22nd December 2019

Jimmy Garcia is taking over the Southbank this winter with his Lodge on the River, including those (heated, obvs) riverside igloos

9th November - 22nd December 2019

With A Decade of Shady Business, fine artist James Mylne is celebrating ten years of his photo-realistic ballpoint pen artwork.

12th - 22nd December 2019

StockX the world’s first Stock Market of Things backed by various US celebs is returning to London.

Thur 17th October – Tues 24th December 2019

British CBD brand Mr NICE has popped up inside Selfridges with a store selling premium CBD products, accessories and streetwear

Until 24th December 2019

Huda Beauty is launching its first ever pop up this month, right here in London, and it’s themed around the new Mercury Retrogade’ palette.

29th November - 26th December 2019

Get up to 50% off bottomless brunch at Rotate featuring free flowing booze and burgers from kitchen resident Le Bun.

Go bottomless, Scottish style, with this bottomless brunch at Mac & Wild. Not only can you feast on the finest Scottish produce with dishes like Eggs Ruaridh (that’s poached eggs, black pudding and hollandaise), the Full Scottish (with bacon, tattie scone, haggis, black pudding, lorne sausage, eggs and bone marrow beans) and the legendary M&W [...] Saturdays & Sundays

Virgilio Martinez is one of the best chefs in the world and you can taste his food with this amazing eight-course Peruvian tasting menu and a glass of house wine. Winning.

Until 31st December 2019
Small but perfectly formed, Oldroyd is one of the best restaurants in Islington (and always one of our go-tos) and if you haven’t made it down there yet, now’s your chance. As well as starting with a seasonal cocktail on arrival, you’ll get four dishes – two starters and two mains – to share between [...] Until 31st December 2019
Banh Bao Brothers in Waterloo serves up a contemporary take on Vietnamese food and you can try what they’re all about with this six-course tapas tasting menu. Not only will the chefs select the dishes on the day to ensure you get the best of the current offering, as well as throwing in some special [...] Until 31st December 2019

If finger-licking chicken is your thang, then get up to 40% off bottomless brunch at Clutch in Shoreditch.

Every Saturday
If you like to go bottomless – for brunch that is – then you’ll definitely wanna get in on the action at M Restaurant. The flagship Victoria site is taking brunch to a whole new level with two main dishes per person, with the menu featuring everything from avo and poached eggs to the M [...] Until 31st December 2019

Museum of the Moon, a six-metre model featuring incredibly detailed NASA imagery of the moon, is residing in the Natural History Museum

17th May - 1st January 2020

The festive season is all fun and games, until you wake up with a raging hangover. Honest Burgers and Tabasco Sauce are coming to the rescue with the Hangover burger

27th December 2019 - 1st January 2020

It’s getting lit at Wembley Park this festive season with immersive light festival Winterfest.

20th November 2019 - 3rd January 2020

Following a sold-out run at the Young Vic, Marianne Elliot and Miranda Cromwell’s production of Death of a Salesman transfers to the Piccadilly Theatre

24th October 2019 - 4th January 2020

The Blues Kitchen Shoreditch has launched a gospel brunch on Sundays meaning you can enjoy American-style grub and bottomless booze with a side of live music.


Fentimans is going all out this Christmas by building a lifesize edible pink gingerbread house on the Skylight rooftop.

14th November 2019 - January 2020

Forget gingerbread houses, there’s an actual gingerbread city at Somerset House, created by the Museum of Architecture.

7th December 2019 - 5th January 2020

He’s brought the sun and the ice to the Tate Modern and now Olafur Eliasson is back at the gallery with a major exhibition.

11th July 2019 - 5th January 2020

Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Leckey is taking over Tate Britain with a large-scale installation exhibition featuring new and seminal works

24th September 2019 - 5th January 2020

Carnaby always does a good set of Christmas lights and the ones they’ve got planned for this year look pretty epic.

7th November 2019 - 5th January 2020

Stephen Mangan, Kara Tointon and Sue Johnston lead the cast of the classic Ealing comedy The Man In The White Suit, adapted by Sean Foley

27th September 2019 - 11th January 2020

The ice rink is heading back to Somerset House this winter and they’ve got a whole new series of Skate Lates events on for 2019

13th November 2019 – 12th January 2020

2019 marks the 25th anniversary of Oasis’ Definitely, Maybe and h Club London is marking the milestone with the photography exhibition Masterplan 25.

22nd November 2019 – 12th January 2020

Cabarets and clubs have featured widely in modern art and this major exhibition at the Barbican celebrates the spaces where artists pushed the boundaries.

4th October 2019 - 19th January 2020

Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Pulitzer Pirze-winning drama Fairview is coming to the Young Vic following a sell-out run in New York.

28th November 2019 - 23rd January 2020

Tate Britain is hosting the largest exhibition of William Blake’s work for nearly two decades, featuring over 300 original pieces.

11th September 2019 - 2nd February 2020

Yes the Trotter family is going from Peckham to the West End thanks to Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan who are bringing Only Fools and Horses back to life

Until February 2020

After popping up a couple of years ago, Glossier is back in town with another IRL store stocked full of goodies.

Until 9th February 2020

Explore Soho’s diverse culture and history at a time when the area itself is being radically transformed at the Shot in Soho exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery.

18th October 2019 - 9th February 2020

The Photographers’ Gallery is exploring the history of food photography with its Feast For The Eyes exhibition featuring over 140 works

18th October 2019 - 9th February 2020

The Tate Modern is hosting a major exhibition on Nam June Paik, the innovative artist known for his pioneering use of TV and video.

17th October 2019 - 9th February 2020

It’s a celebration of the sixties at the V&A as the museum hosts a major retrospective of revolutionary fashion designer Mary Quant

6th April 2019 - 16th February 2020

After a sold-out run at Rose Theatre Kingston, April de Angelis’ two-part adaptation of My Brilliant Friend transfers to the National.

12th November 2019 - 22nd February 2020

24/7 at Somerset House is a major exhibition exploring the non-stop nature of our modern lives featuring work from a range of contemporary artists.

31st October 2019 - 23rd February 2020

You’ve seen The Martian, now experience life on the red planet for yourself at the Design Museum with its exhibition Moving to Mars.

18th October 2019 - 23rd February 2020

Jamie Lloyd is directing this Martin Crimp adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s classic play, with James McAvoy starring as the titular Cyrano De Begerac.

27th November 2019 - 29th February 2020

The V&A is hosting a big solo exhibition of British fashion photographer Tim Walker, who will be showing new photos inspired by the museum

21st September 2019 - 8th March 2020

The Tate Modern is hosting the largest retrospective of Dora Maar ever held in the UK, with over 200 works from her long career on show

20th November 2019 – 15th March 2020

Mary Poppins is back its original West End home, the Prince Edward Theatre, for a new run with Zizi Strallen back in the title role

23rd October 2019 - 29th March 2020

The 1980 classic is hitting the West End stage courtesy of Dolly Parton herself, featuring that original Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-nominated score.

Until 4th April 2020

The largest collection of King Tutankhamun’s treasures to leave Egypt is going on display at the Saatchi Gallery with over 150 artefacts on show

2nd November 2019 – 3rd May 2020

The 55th Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is being hosted at the Natural History Museum, featuring images selected from almost 50,000 entries

18th October 2019 - 31st May 2020

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