As we walk into November I am always filled with excitement as London lights up for Christmas. London collects all the magic for the festive season. As the days get colder, crisp air means ice skating, bonfire nights and the start of Christmas markets. There is no better time to visit London.
This November Super Seven is packed with ideas for you;
Ice Skating At Battersea Power Station. Opens 11 Nov : London’s newest ice rink is coming and looks to be brilliant. Adult tickets from £12, with child and family tickets available too. By then most of the food court should be open. Other venues I really love, and opening this month are Somerset House, Hampton Court Palace & Queen’s House in Greenwich.
7 Christmas Lights SWITCH ON in London.
Oxford St : 2 Nov
Carnaby St : 8 Nov
Covent Garden : 8 Nov
Regent Street : 9 Nov
Belgravia : 9 Nov
Marylebone : 10 Nov
Bond Street : 17 Nov
A festive blog post coming on some of our favourite events happening this month.
Día de Muertos 3-6 Nov| The Mexican festival celebrating the life and remembrance of family and loved ones.
London has some great Mexican restaurants. Let’s start with Barrio Covent Garden, opened this week and claims to have the biggest tequila bar in the world. Booking essential. Another favourite of mine Los Mochis in Notting Hill hosting all sorts of live music. They are now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Finally.. Nolita Social in Knightsbridge is is your after hours hangout. Live music Friday and Saturday, but the rest of the time think 70’s vibe music machine.
London Theatre alert.. book ahead for these two plays coming to London in 2023. They will be sell outs.
Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons staring Jenna Coleman and Aiden Turner at The Harold Pinter. It is sure to be a 90min blinder.
Patriots at The Noel Coward Theatre. Starring Tom Hollander and Will Keen makes its transfer from its sell out at the Almeida.
60 Years of BOND 17 – 19 November : The Royal Albert Hall is hosting a weekend of film screenings and live music celebrating 60 years of James Bond with introductions from Sam Mendes and David Arnold.
If you are looking for something Royal this season, there can be nowhere more special than a visit to Windsor Castle at Christmas. I’ve been told more than once how special it is, and this year I am definitely making the effort to go. On the 8,9 & 12 December there will be a choir performance by a local school. Opens 24 Nov – 3 Jan 2023.
Club Curling in King’s Cross 9 Nov : Hot off the press Kings Cross are transforming Coal Drops Yard to a curling space. Now is the time to try your hand at Curling.. could you be the next Olympian? Open 7 days a week 12-8pm £7pp under 12’s go free.
Marie Kondo on 14 Nov : Do we all wish for a little guidance on keeping things organised in our lives. I definitely do. Queen of organisation Marie Kondo is coming to London for one night only. Book tickets to see her live with ‘How To Academy’.
- Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall. 12 Nov.
- His Majesty the King’s birthday gun salute 14 Nov in Hyde Park.
- Budding photographers : V&A have a one day fashion photography course 26 Nov.
- London Jazz Festival 11 – 20 Nov. Celebrating 30 years in action this year, enjoy the festival’s biggest ever line up. 2000 jazz artists will play across 70 London venues.
- Christmas At Kew Gardens. 16 November – 8 January. Kew’s magnificent after-dark festivities return this November. Illuminations and lights are adorned across the grounds, a truly magical evening for all ages.