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December Highlights

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in London – the trees are up, the Christmas lights are on and the seasonal songs are already driving us insane. This December, gear yourself for some serious festive cheer and head to one of London’s events full of the holiday spirit. We reckon a quick spin around one of London’s ice rinks should do it. Check out our pick of the best things happening in London this December and we’ll catch you under the mistletoe.

Vespucci AdventuresVespucci Adventures evolved from our passion for long distance walking and cycling.  Day to day worries fall by the wayside, the spirit being freed by the shared experience and sense of challenge. We want to inspire a new generation to follow in our footsteps by giving you all you need to get out there and to put together your own adventure. Visit website for dates…

Christmas at Kew – As twilight falls, the magic begins…Now in its sixth year, our 2018 winter trail will be bigger than ever before, with over a million twinkling pea-lights and thousands of laser beams.  22 November 2018 to 5 January 2019.

Christmas by the River 2018– Explore the twinkling wooden cabins and savour seasonal fare with Christmas By The River at London Bridge City.The traditional Christmas market stretches along The Queen’s Walk from Hay’s Galleria and London Bridge City Pier to The Scoop at More London, overlooking London icons including Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and the City of London.Pick up unique presents, stocking fillers and edible treats from the Christmas market’s slew of independent traders.  29 November 2018 – 02 January 2019

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland–  For over 10 years, Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland has been spreading the Christmas spirit throughout London. The winter festival has become a landmark event for Londoners and tourists alike. With humble beginnings as an open-air Christmas market in Hyde Park, Winter Wonderland has since grown into an extravaganza with ice skating, shows, roller coaster rides, street food stalls, festive bars and live music. It is still free to enter the Winter Wonderland grounds and take in the joyous atmosphere. With over 100 spectacular rides and attractions, it is no wonder why thousands of visitors return to Winter Wonderland each year to celebrate the Christmas season. 23rd November 2018 until 6th January 2019

New Year`s day Parade – Tuesday  1st Of January 2019. – Watch the spectacular New Year’s Day Parade along the streets of London’s West End this New Year’s Day.

Every year, dancers, acrobats, cheerleaders, marching bands, historic vehicles and more assemble in the heart of the capital for a colourful celebration of contemporary performances and traditional pomp and ceremony. Street, Pall Mall, Trafalgar Square and Parliament Street.You can watch the parade for free along the streets, or book grandstand tickets to guarantee a good view.

The Quality Chop HouseThe Quality Chop House (re)opened in 2012, having been a restaurant on Farringdon Road since it was built in 1869. Despite our heritage (and our Grade-II listed Victorian decor) we aim to offer modern, innovative cooking based around the finest ingredients the British Isles provide. Location:  88-94 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3EA