Christmas: Top Ten Things To Do

03.12.14

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Sarah Ilene

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We love this time of year. It is a time when there is always a lot going on. Parties and events to attend, plenty of things to do to fill ourselves up with cheer and really embrace that Christmas spirit. Wrapping up warm and venturing out into the cold to sing carols, drink a warm beverage with friends or take a wander to marvel at the pretty lights hanging all around the city, we couldn’t think of a better way to spend a winter eve. As we head towards Christmas here are a few places the Betty team will be visiting to really catch hold of the season.

Christmas things to do

Rooftop at the Queen of Hoxton
Grab a bunch of friends and swing by the Queen of Hoxton to experience their wonderful winter woodland themed roof top bar (aka Woodlandia). Some of the seats are toadstools and there’s a menu of fun cocktails to try such as Egg Snog.

Wilton’s Music Hall
Home to Mrs Hudson’s Christmas Corker from 2-31 December 2014. This is Sherlock Holmes with a twist and guaranteed to be lots of fun.

Christmas things to do

Winterville
Based in Victoria Park, this pop-up Christmas town offers a different kind of festive entertainment. They have everything from the family-friendly to a roller disco with great food and drink in between. Definitely worth a visit.

Pimp My Wreath at The Indytute
Join Calypso Rose for an evening of crafty wreath making fun. Think sequins, raffia, teddies, pearls and pom poms. We’re there!

Christmas things to do

Le Chalet at Selfridges
Dining with amazing views in a candle-lit alpine chalet with a delicious menu? Yes please.

Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink
It wouldn’t be a Christmas list of things to do if we didn’t include an ice rink now, would it? The one at Hampton Court Palace is our favourite.

Christmas things to do

Christmas Past: 400 Years of Seasonal Traditions in English Homes
The Geffrye Museum never disappoints and they’ve come up trumps again this Christmas. With an exhibition chronicling the festive season across 11 living rooms we are given a glimpse into how Christmas has been celebrated in English middle-class homes over the past 400 years.

Enchanted Woodland
Visit the Enchanted Woodland at Syon Park for a truly magical winter experience. Twinkling lights and trees aglow in a rainbow of hues. Beautiful.

Christmas things to do

Winter Cinema at The Berkeley
The rooftop terrace has been transformed into a pine filled forest. Get all warm and toasty inside with a mince pie and a mug of hot chocolate complete with marshmallows as you sit back to watch classics such as Miracle on 34th Street on the big screen. The definition of a winter warmer.

Christmas Carols at Kensington Palace
Join in this evening of Christmas jolliness of Georgian inspired carols as you are led through the palace with a guide revealing stories of Christmases past along the way. Great fun.

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