It’s that time of the year again – the holiday season is officially here. London is definitely one of the best cities in the world to feel the festive spirit and it offers many options for those looking to get in the Christmas spirit. Here we’ve listed the Christmas events taking place in and near the City of London that we think are worth checking out after work or even in your lunch break, make sure you don’t miss out on anything happening near you.
Until 2nd January 2018
Bus King Theatre is back in Spitalfields for the Christmas season. The comical puppet show “The Present Predicament” will be on from 21st December to 2nd January, in a red bus that has been converted into a mini theatre. The puppet show is only £6 and it is a great festive occasion in the City to enjoy with your little ones. Also, there is a Christmas workshop for children for an additional £5 if you want to take their holiday season experience to next level.
2. The Winter Forest
Between 13th November 2017 – 31st January 2018
From films to art exhibitions and great food & drink options, Broadgate awaits you with its amazing Winter Forest. It is also a great place to stop by and do some shopping for some slightly different Christmas gifts, you can find many interesting options such as artisan chocolates, homeware and jewellery designed by some of London’s leading independent brands such as the jewellery designer Mala & Bunga and stationery producer Katie Leamon.
3. Christmas at the Geffrye Museum
Until 7th January 2018
This is truly the most festive event in the City of London. This free exhibition allows you to travel back in time and see how Christmas has been celebrated over the last 400 years in English middle class homes. This museum in Shoreditch allows you to learn all about the traditions of Christmas such as stockings, kissing under the mistletoe, Christmas crackers and cards – what could be more festive? Get there quickly, the museum is closing for a 2 year period for redevelopment so this will be the last chance to check it out until 2019.
4. Broadgate Ice Rink
Until 2nd February 2018
No festive season is complete without the most popular outdoors winter activity – ice skating. Broadgate Ice Rink is open Monday to Sunday between 10 am – 10 pm, just minutes away from Liverpool Street Station. Whether you’ve been ice skating for years or only a beginner, the ice rink located conveniently in the heart of the City is not to miss. For your mates who do not fancy getting in the rink, there is a heated outdoor terrace where they can watch and enjoy mulled wine!
Until 31st January 2018
Under the sponsorship of Moët Chandon, Sky Garden is turning into the ultimate Winter destination. Think of an alpine-inspired atmosphere with innovative hot-cocktails, mulled wine, faux-fur seats and tartans. Doors open at 7pm on weekdays and 9.30pm on weekends – on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays live DJ performances will accompany your night. Don’t forget to book your tickets, they are only £10!
As providers of serviced offices in the City of London, we are always up-to-date with what is going on in and around The City and our clients benefit from various offers from local businesses throughout the year. If you’d like to come see our available spaces in the City, contact us today. Happy holidays from the Targetspace team!