So the election campaign is finally over – it’s more of an election post-mortem now – and the weekend has begun. Thank God for that! Here’s our top tips to forget all about it and get in the Christmas mood.
Where better to get away from it all than with a charity Pantomime Horse Race. The whacky races are back for its 10th year raising money for good causes. The theme this year is Star Wars so look out for an intergalactic show before anyone bolts and GGs gallop around the streets of Greenwich.
Along with the ‘Equine Strides Back’ vibes there’ll also be a ‘Strictly Neigh Dancing’ to get everyone in the mood early doors. And in true British style, there’ll be numerous pub stops (for two and four-legged types) along the way!
Sun 15th Dec, from 11.30am: Pantomime Horse Race
Fun starts at Devonport House, King William Walk, SE10
For a full programme of what’s on click here
Kapten is the new London cab app. With fixed prices and a loyalty scheme, try it! We’re running an exclusive Skint offer and giving away half-price rides in December. Including New Year’s Eve! This is up to £25 FREE cab credit. Make Christmas cheaper! You can even order an environmentally friendly electric car.
If you really want to get as far as you can from politics hit up King’s Cross and have a good old fashioned sing-a-long with Bjorn the Polar Bear.
The big friendly giant is travelling the globe helping spread some Xmas cheer…. and some vital info about protecting the environment.
The shows are FREE to see. Plus visitors young and old can even give him a stroke if you’re brave enough; he’s animatronic after all. Oh and if you time it well, there’s a choir to enjoy on Sunday.
Sat 14th & Sun 15th Dec, various times: Bjorn the Polar Bear
Coal Drops Yard, Stable Street, N1C 4DQ
FREE – for more info click here
If the little ones need entertained get down to this fascinating and FREE afternoon looking back at WW2 at the National Army Museum.
Second World War heritage day will feature re-enactions from the British Army, live wartime music as well as toys, newspapers and artefacts from the time.
Plus – if you have any old medals or documents you can bring them in and get them looked over by experts at no extra cost.
Sat 14th Dec, 11am – 3pm: Second World War heritage day
National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, SW3 4HT
FREE – just drop in. For more info click here
If you want to fill your boots with festive fun, then swing by the Family Day, Christmas carol singalong at Westminster Abbey.
Little ones can make an Xmas decoration to take home plus hear centuries old Christmas stories. Everyone can also sing along to the beautiful hymns from the Westminster Abbey Choir.
Sat 14th Dec, 10am to 2pm: Family Day, Christmas carol singalong
Westminster Abbey, 20 Dean’s Yard, SW1P 3PA
FREE – just show up. Children from 5+ welcome. For more info click here
Need more inspiration?
Swap unwanted vinyl for FREE cocktails
Check out the Snowman trail by the river
Warm up on that Xmas shop with FREE mulled wine and hot chocolate
Try Christmas deep-fried Quality Street in Soho
Check out all the FREE events on Southbank
Tuck into some amazing Christmas sandwiches
It’s only 25 years since many of these Oasis photos were taken at this FREE display
London’s Calling at this new FREE exhibition of all things The Clash
The much heralded Vagina Museum has opened with new FREE exhibition Muff Busters.(No sniggering at the back!)
Get in the Xmas spirit and watch FREE festive flick Elf on the big screen at Flat Iron Square
Check out Oscar winner, Steve McQueen’s new FREE exhibition at the Tate
See Villanelle’s famous pink dress from Killing Eve at the FREE BAFTA exhibition