The streets of London might be winding down for Christmas but there’s still loads to enjoy across the capital this weekend. Here’s our favourites.
If you need an escape from all the Christmas preparations, why not dance the afternoon away at Five Go Jiving at the Royal Festival Hall.
It’s a fun and FREE two-hour jive, jazz and jump session and people of any skill and experience – from Fred Astaire down – are invited along to join the party. Just be prepared to throw some shapes!
Sun 24th Dec, 12pm – 2pm: Five Go Jiving at the Royal Festival Hall
The Clore Ballroom, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall,
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
FREE – just show up. For more info click here
Look out for smelly candles from Wax & Wick, matcha snacks from SupaT or or arty prints from Kethi Copeland. Last minute Christmas gifting… We’ve got you covered.
Sat Dec 23rd, 11am – 6pm: Circus West Village Christmas Pop-Ups
Battersea Power Station, Kirtling Street, SW8 5BN
For more info click here
For a cracking Christmas tradition, head over to Harts of Smithfield Market Meat Auction. It’s a tradition spreading back hundreds of years for Londoners to pick up some last minute meats on the cheap.
Make sure you’ve got cash you can wave in the air then bid on some great hunks of flesh. Don’t be intimidated and expect busy, boisterous crowd!
Sat 23rd Dec, 10.30am: Harts of Smithfield Market Meat Auction
Smithfield Market, Charterhouse Street, EC1
FREE – just turn up and bid. For more info click here