*Christmas music playing*
EAT: DALLOWAY TERRACE, CONVENT GARDEN
Nestled away from the hustling Christmas shoppers on Oxford Street, Dalloway Terrace is a calming winter oasis. The secret garden hidden in the heart of the city. An arbor adorned with twinkling lights complete the warm atmosphere giving it a magical garden feel, perfect for a weekend brunch curled up with a mulled wine and blankets.
DRINK: HENRIETTA HOTEL, CONVENT GARDEN
The New York pop up cocktail bar celebrating all things Christmas is at the Henrietta Hotel. Filled with stockings, fairy lights and a massive tree it will give you the the perfect Christmas feels. Christmas cocktails designed by Nico de Soto from experimental cocktail club. Sip on a snowball old fashioned or a Chrismapolitan and enjoy the surroundings.
POP UP: SUPPER CLUB, SOHO
Syrian Kitchen X Choose Love
Help refugees has teamed up with Imad, of Imad’s Syrian Kitchen, to bring you the most delicious Syrian super club in London. Enjoy a 3 course Syrian feast from critically acclaimed, award-winning Imad for £40 per person. £15 from every ticket is a donation to Help Refugees and will go towards the brilliant Molham Volunteers, an amazing Syrian organisation that supports people in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. It's BYOB. Corkage is a £5 donation per person.
ACTIVITY: WINTER CITY CINEMA, SHOREDITCH
Stylish cinematic viewing at the Devonshire Club. The Friday Night Film Club will be transformed into the Winter City Cinema with endless classics getting you into the festive spirit. Upgrade to the Winter Cinema package to enjoy a retreat to the cosy Garden Terrace which includes warm blankets, hot water bottles, a picnic and a cognac infused hot chocolate for £20. Uhh yes please!
SHOP: SPITALFIELDS MARKET, SHOREDITCH
Forget an elbow pushing trip in central London and shop in Spitafields Market. The installation from Rebel Rebel will get you in the festive mood whilst shopping from eco conscious brands. To add to the Christmas cheer there are live gospel carol singers. The markets street food stalls will be dishing up old school Christmas like go to mince pies and mulled wine. More relaxing than Oxford Street!