London’s Festive Must Visits.
Urban Makers East Christmas Event on 10th &11th December.
Rejuvenation Water will be keeping everyone refreshed at the Urban Makers East Event. This Christmas market returns once again in 2016, bringing over 100 designers to the East London masses. Find locally made jewellery, art, clothing, cards, ceramics, artwork and plenty more alongside workshops in the art of origami. The Christmas Market takes place on December 10th & 11th at the Mile End Ecology Pavilion.
For more information check out their website : https://urbanmakerseast.co.uk
Tate Modern Christmas Market 19.11. – 23.12.2016
Pretty wooden chalets will fill the space between the Tate Modern and the Thames for this traditional Christmas market. Browse handmade wooden toys, unique jewellery, intricate decorations and plenty more, then tuck into bratwurst, crepes, roasted nuts or a warming cup of Mulled wine. A carousel and festive music help add to the Christmas spirit.
For more information check out their website : http://www.xmas-markets.com/Blog/event/tate-modern-christmas-market-2016/
FOOD INSPIRED BY CHRISTMAS – UNUSUAL FESTIVE FOOD
Real Food Christmas Market
The festive edition of the Real Food Market will be bringing tasty snacks and tempting treats to the square just outside King’s Cross St Pancras station. Stalls will be offering up a selection fine foods but with extra added seasonal goodies. Pick up continental cheeses, Christmas puddings, cured meats and hampers for your hungriest family members, while you tuck into ready-to-eat snacks. Traders include The Borough Cheese Company, The Flour Station, Cannon & Cannon and The Scottish Kitchen.
For more information check out their website : http://www.realfoodfestival.co.uk/real-food-markets/kings-cross-market/kings-cross-real-food-market/
Fire & Stones Convent Garden
Fire & Stones Christmas pizza, inspired by the festive season they have a few recipes that will get you into the Christmas Spirit. This festive creation certainly will surprise you on the “trimmings” – it’s topped with a colourful array of roast turkey, sausage, stuffing, brie, crispy bacon, sautéed Brussels sprouts, gravy and cranberries.
For more information check out their website : http://fireandstone.com
Lodge d’Argent winter pop up, will once again be creating a magical winter wonderland on their rooftop this festive season. Lodge d’Argent will this year be inspired by the Little Red Riding Hood story, evoking the French fairy tale with rustic wooden walls, fur blankets and cushions. In addition, beautiful mason-style jars with miniature Little Red Riding Hood scenes will be displayed throughout the terrace, and rafts of wintry ferns will adorn the space, so get ready to snuggle up whilst enjoying indulgent dishes and cocktails against the wintery fairy tale backdrop!
For more information check out their website : http://www.coqdargent.co.uk/whats-on-bank/events/lodge-dargent-2/
CHRISTMAS ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS
Christmas at Kew Gardens
Take an enchanting journey into a glittering wonderland with Christmas at Kew at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. The popular after-dark Christmas event returns for a fourth year, with a new mile-long trail through the famous botanic gardens, lit up with more than 60,000 lights. Admire the giant crystals, colour-changing reed and crystal flowers art installations that glow into the night. Pass through the sparkling tunnel of dancing lights and sing along to classic Christmas tunes with the karaoke jukebox, before ending your journey with the spectacular light, music and water display in front of the iconic Palm House. Little ones can catch a glimpse of Santa and his elves preparing for Christmas in the North Pole village, and enjoy a ride on the Victorian Carousel. There’s also plenty of delicious Christmas treats and warming winter drinks to be enjoyed in this magical atmosphere that’s guaranteed to get you into the festive spirit.
For more information check out their website : http://www.kew.org/visit-kew-gardens/whats-on/christmas-at-kew-2016
Christmas at The Charles Dickens Museum
The Museum provides a unique glimpse into how the festive season was celebrated by the great author, with the historic interiors transformed into a true embodiment of Christmas Past. Follow in Dickens’s footsteps as you savour the sights, sounds and smells of the rooms where he lived and worked – with holly and ivy decking the halls, beautiful Victorian decorations and a whole host of other festive surprises to discover. After all, what better place to experience the rich traditions of a Dickensian Christmas than in the home of the author of A Christmas Carol?
For more information check out their website : http://dickensmuseum.com/pages/christmas-at-the-charles-dickens-museum