Most of my December Super Seven involves being outdoors, which seems to be a good thing with new restrictions. There are also some super treats going indoors if you need warming up.
Festive cocktails this month are provided by the Gourmet Guy and be sure to keep an eye out on the LLW Instagram for a host of extras.
Stay safe, please wear a mask and let’s keep this city open.
The Ever After Garden | An illuminated remembrance rose garden in Grosvenor Square opens today until the 23rd December. Open from 12-8pm daily with over 24,000 white roses will illuminate the square in memory of loved ones. You can donate online through The Royal Marsden or you can donate in person. If you remember this from 2019, you will remember how incredible and special it was – this year their aim is to double the roses planted.
Gingerbread City : I have supported this creative exhibition since it began, and I have loved watching it evolve. It is literally a Gingerbread City that is created to a theme by talented architects. This year the theme is Embracing Nature and I cannot wait to visit. 4 December – 9 January 2022 at 6-7 Motcomb St in Knightsbridge.
Catch all the Christmas lights in London. Check out our festive guides this month. We have 7 Christmas Trees, and Gourmet Guy has added his 7 bars for a festive tipple to discover – all in London this month.
Ice skating in London this Christmas | Our top 7 places to ice skating venues for 2021. This year is the last year for the Natural History Museum, and Tower of London is taking a breather for something exciting in 2022…
Carols at The Royal Albert Hall | Christmas isn’t Christmas without a sing a long, and I love the Albert Hall so this is always my top tip.
Covent Garden at Christmas | Covent Garden has so much going on this year, that it deserves a Day Out for Christmas. Mend Santa’s sleigh, get a dollop of snow every half an hour, an immersive lego installation, a Harry Potter new London film museum, along with a Frozen take over. If that’s not enough, London Transport Museum has a Christmas schedule for little ones. It is all outdoors or within the Covent Garden Piazza.
Christmas at Kew.| Have you got your tickets? If not, this year so many places have got on the bandwagon. they may not have the charm and uniqueness of Kew, but nonetheless they offer an outside light experience – where you may not need to be wearing a mask! Kenwood House Winter Lights, Greenwich Peninsula, Winterfest at Wembley Park
Amy Winehouse at The Design Museum : This is a must see exhibition for anyone with an interest in music. I learnt far more than I thought I would, and left with a huge respect for her and her music.
Flat Iron Square Apres Ski Lodge: Skiing looks like it could be cancelled, so get your apres ski fix at this London ‘outdoor’ food market.
Christmas sustainable shopping: Shop in the Greenwich Late Christmas market – all sustainable gift ideas. London Zero’s Waste Market returns to Old Truman Brewery who is hosting 45 independent plastic-free traders
Charles Dickens Christmas | Nothing says Christmas than Londoner, Charles Dickens. This month the Charles Dickens museum has a series of Christmas events. I am reliably told this is stunning.