YUM @ Cowcross Yards

London’s First Ever Christmas ‘Puds and Trees Market’ London’s first ever Puds and Trees market launches in December at Cowcross Yards forming the second ‘YUM @ Cowcross Yards’ A jaw-dropping ‘Christmas Pudding Tree’, the first of its kind, will be covered in edible puds with a surprising twist A three-day festive feast sees one late-night and two daytime markets to celebrate seasonality, tradition and trends Nestled between Cowcross Street, Britton Street and St John Street, and a stone’s throw from Farringdon Station, the newest foodie hotspot in the heart of London, Cowcross … [Read more...]

Free gym trial @Nuffield

Free trial visit at Nuffield Health Moorgate Fitness & Wellbeing Gym, CityPoint 1 Ropemaker Street, EC2Y 9AW Fully-equipped gym Over 100 classes/week 20m swimming pool Squash Squash courts Personal training Physiotherapy To book your free trial visit www.nuffieldhealth.com/trial … [Read more...]

Designer Jewellers Group

The DESIGNER JEWELLERS GROUP, a selection of contemporary jewellers, will present their 2019 Christmas exhibition at SALTERS’ HALL, 4 London Wall, EC2Y 5DE Our opening times are: December 10-13    12:00 noon – 8 pm December 16-20    12:00 noon – 8 pm This third Designer Jewellers Group exhibition at the Salters’ Hall features professional craftsmanship at its best, whether traditional or cutting-edge.    Exciting new collections are being presented, using a wide variety of materials, processes and techniques. This year three generations of jewellers in one family are being … [Read more...]

Beautiful Books: Dickens and the Business of Christmas

‘Welcome everything! On this day we shut out nothing!’ 20 November 2019 – 19 April 2020 HOW CHARLES DICKENS BROUGHT CHRISTMAS BACK INTO FASHION New exhibition explores Dickens’s enduring impact on modern Christmas Exhibits include the world’s first printed Christmas card Exhibition filled with beautifully-designed Victorian books How Dickens fell out of love with the season he helped to create A new exhibition exploring a Victorian publishing phenomenon and a string of Christmas books by Charles Dickens that continue to influence the season more than 170 years after they … [Read more...]

Christmas by the River starts 26th Nov

Whether you're searching for gifts or celebrating with friends, go off-piste this Christmas and head for the picture-perfect chalets in the heart of London Bridge City. Slalom your way through an avalanche of food, drink and treats. Get creative at one of their festive workshops or sip a glass of mulled wine in the cosy alpine lodge. Open 26th November 2019 – 5th January 2020 Voted the best Christmas Market to impress a first date in the UK ( from a study carried out by OnePoll on behalf of Premier Inn, using survey data from 2,000 respondents in 2018).  70+ festival stalls, free … [Read more...]

Red Cross Christmas Market

Grand Opening: 25 November 2019, 5.30 - 9 pm Market day: Tuesday 26 November 2019, 10:30am - 8pm Venue: Guildhall, Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7HH … [Read more...]

Fentimans Pink Gingerbread House

This Christmas, botanically brewed drinks makers, Fentimans, will be bringing sugar, spice and all things iced to the rooftops of London. The life-size Pink Gingerbread House celebrates the brands recently launched Pink Ginger soft drink, a contemporary twist on the much-loved traditional Ginger Beer. The Fentimans Pink Gingerbread House will be the season’s most instagrammable installation, where Londoners can visit for festive ginger cocktails and sweet treats in a magical fairy-tale environment unlike no other in London. Situated on the 9th floor of Skylight, one of London’s most popular … [Read more...]

For the Fallen. at St. Giles’

Right on our doorstep - St Giles' Cripplegate Church has been transformed into a powerful and moving space of remembrance. Renowned photographer Gabrielle Crawford is known for her celebrity photography like the iconic image of Margaret Thatcher and portraits of John Lennon, yet when Orne Department of Contemporary Art in France were looking for a photographer to represent the monuments of Northern France they picked Gabrielle, a woman to capture war. Gabrielle saw this as one of her most exciting missions to date. The exhibition has been a huge success in France and is now open from … [Read more...]

You, Me, The World & Culture Mile Free Open Workshop

Artists Olly and Nick are bringing their fun story exchange community workshop to the Square Mile next week. Feel like you’ve made memories and built a connection with/in the City of London? They would love to create a gathering of those who have lived, worked, made or watched art in this unique place to exchange those stories! For the past six years take stock exchange have been working in boroughs throughout East London, and now they have teamed up with Culture Mile to run a project here. They're trying to engage as broad and diverse a collection of groups of people to work with … [Read more...]

Knitting up The Snow Queen

We are thrilled to fill you in on the news that the Barbican Knitting Group - Craftversation - who meet every Monday at the Barbican Library are on board with helping to make the flowers for the knitted set of The Snow Queen at Park Theatre this Christmas. The Spring section of the show will have a ‘knitted set’ which will look like it has been yarn-bombed with spring flowers.  See some yarn-bombing examples here. In addition to this, the actors playing three of the flowers will have knitted head pieces. Knitters from all across Europe are helping out (from Amsterdam to Yorkshire and … [Read more...]