Discover the best things to do this Christmas in London, with truly special, and slightly weird things to do all over the capital there’s definitely something worth braving the chilly weather for!
Christmas Crafting in London
Why not try something different this year with a crafting workshop? Have a go at chocolate making, not only will you be learning a new skill but think about the brownie points you’ll get from giving out handmade gifts? Another one we’re keen to try is Christmas Floral Decorations, again great for gifting and wowing the fam but also helping to reduce the environmental impact of shop bought plastic decorations, if you do go foraging for DIY Christmas decorations, remember to do it responsibly, cutting down fir trees in Victoria Park is not ok.
London Christmas Lights
Looking for a way to see the best Christmas decorations in the city that doesn't involve traffic or packed tubes? Why not jump on a bike and see all the sights instead! The London Bicycle Tour Company have curated a route that takes in the best of London’s Christmas decorations, all the equipment you need is included and you even get a free Santa hat!
22nd November - 5th January
Great Christmas Pudding Race
If you fancy a bit of fun AND want to support a good cause, why not enter a team into the Great Christmas Pudding Race on 8th December. This annual event draws hundreds of people to Covent Garden every year to dress up and race around with Christmas puddings, what's not to like? Last year over £26,000 was raised for Cancer Research, good fun and a great cause!
Saturday 8th December
Festive Dog Fair
When it comes to our four-legged friends, you could say we’re pretty obsessed at Beyond Retro, so you can imagine we were ecstatic when we found out about the Christmas Fair that's just for dogs! Bring your beloved hound along on the 9th December to enjoy exhibitors ranging from pooch portraits to posh dog accessories. The entry fee is a donation All Dogs Matter, so you’ll be doing your bit for charity as well as having the best day out.
Sunday 9th December
The Vaults Christmas Party
If you’re looking for something a bit more wild, head deep into The Vaults at Waterloo for a Christmas party with a difference. Christmess in their own words is ‘A joyful mishmash of the dilapidated bohemia of the deep south meets Vaudeville strip clubs’, combing good food and plenty of booze the is the place to go if you’re bored of behaving well this Christmas and fancy a knees-up.
Saturday 8th & Saturday 15th December
Last but not least head down to the amazing Winterville (our favourite winter spot ) and check out some of the activities they have to offer, mini-golf, roller skating and a cinema to name a few, plus the food on offer is delish ( we highly recommend getting s’mores from Chin Chin dessert ). Winterville also has a great lineup of events, join us for Jumpergeddon by the Mighty Hoopla, wear your Christmas jumper or buy one from us at the event for a night of ‘sass and sparkle’ with Sink the Pink DJs. All proceeds are going to Royal Trinity Hospice, see you there!
15th November - 23rd December
Oh, and don’t forget to get your Christmas jumper ready for Christmas Jumper Day 2018 on Friday 14th December! Find out more about the history of the Christmas jumpers over on our blog.