Places to Visit

 

African Christmas Market

Friday 8 December – Sunday 10 December. Southwark, London. Free Entry

Out & About 26 November to 26 December

What better way to prepare for Christmas than a bright Christmas market with an African twist? Organised by The Africa Centre, the market will have a range of African and Caribbean food, fashion and jewellery stalls, Santa’s Grotto and lovely sparkling Christmas lights!

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Winterville

Until Monday 1 January. Clapham, London. Free Entry

Out & About 26 November to 26 December

Along with some of London’s popular street food traders, Winterville is a festival that will leave no individual bored. The festive playground has an ice rink, roller disco, golf, a cinema, a fairground and even yoga on ice??

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Pop-ups

 

Vauxhall Winter Village

Until Friday 22 December. Vauxhall, London. Free Entry

Out & About 26 November to 26 December

Enjoy street food, mulled wine and entertainment in the comfort of an alpine ski village. Yes, Vauxhall Winter Village’s winter pop up will provide retro skiwear and alpine cabin booths in efforts to make you really feel the ski winter experience.

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Christmas in Leicester Square

Until Saturday 6 January. Leicester Square, London. Free Entry

Out & About 26 November to 26 December

It’s Christmas in Leicester Square. Back again for its second year, the square has been taken over by festivities. Along with a traditional Christmas market, there’s a Santa’s grotto, food and drink as well as a variety of shows.

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Events

 

Portobello Winter Festival

Saturday 9 December – Sunday 10 December. Portobello Road, London. Free

Out & About 26 November to 26 December

The second annual Portobello Winter Festival is back and if you missed it last year, now is the chance to explore Christmas with an array of various cultural elements. Prepare for the Caribbean steel pans, calypso music and Moroccan performances.

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Hogwarts in the Snow

Until January 28. Warner Brothers Studio, London. Tickets, Adults £39, Under 4s Free

Out & About 26 November to 26 December

Why don’t you make your way down to the Warner Brothers Studios for a Harry Potter Tour? The studio tour has been given a festive makeover, perfect for the Potter fans among us.

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Theatre

 

Hamilton

Thursday 21 December – Until Saturday 30 June. Victoria Palace Theatre, London. Tickets £20-£89.50

Out & About 26 November to 26 December

Hamilton is finally making its debut in London and it is a show that definitely needs love from us theatre lovers. The musical, produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda, is one that tells the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton with an amazing spin! All of the traditional white founding fathers and historical figures are played by a non-white cast with a hip-hop inspired sound.

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The Lady from the Sea

Until Saturday 2 December.  Donmar Warehouse, London. Tickets £10-40

Out & About 26 November to 26 December

The production focuses on Elida, the lighthouse-keeper’s daughter, who trapped in her marriage, longs for the sea. Caught between freedom and a new life for herself, Elida is forced to make a haste decision.

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Nativity the Musical

Wednesday 13 December – Sunday 17 December. Eventim Apollo, London. Tickets £27.75

Out & About 26 November to 26 December

Nativity! has been adapted for the stage. A sing-along with familiar songs, Nativity the Musical will be a lovely festive show to watch this Christmas season.

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White Fang

Wednesday 13 December – Saturday 13 January. Park Theatre, London. Tickets, Adults £18, Child £13

An adventure story that depicts the friendship between an orphaned girl and an abandoned wolf. Set in the snowy landscape of Canada, it’s a perfect family show to prepare you for the winter season.

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Panto

 

Rapunzel

Monday 27 November – Saturday 13 January 2018. Theatre Royal Stratford East, London. Tickets from £15

Out & About 26 November to 26 December

Let your hair down with the feisty Rapunzel and friends in a magical re-imagining of this much-loved tale. Featuring original music, laugh-out-loud comedy and hilarious audience participation, it’s no surprise that Theatre Royal Stratford East’s pantomime is known as one of the best in London (‘Oh yes it is!’).

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Cinderella

Tuesday 28 November – Sunday 31 December 2017. Hackney Empire, London. Tickets from £10

Out & About 26 November to 26 DecemberThis Christmas you shall go to the Ball as the most magical of pantomimes comes to Hackney Empire! The classic rags to riches tale of Cinderella will be told in true Hackney style by the award-winning pantomime team as they prove a new pair of shoes really can change your life.

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Music

 

Trevor Nelson’ Soul Nation Boxing Day Party

Tuesday 26 December. Camden, London. Tickets £15-£30

Out & About 26 November to 26 December

Don’t get too caught up in the Boxing Day crowd because DJ Trevor Nelson will be mixing up the R&B jams we love at the Jazz Cafe!

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Jamiroquai

Sunday 3 December & Wednesday 3 December. The O2, London. Tickets £49.50-£85

Out & About 26 November to 26 December

Who doesn’t love a bit Jamiroquai? Head down to The O2 to listen to the Grammy award winning group as they effortlessly mix funk and acid jazz.

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Mariah Carey

Monday 11 December. The O2, London. Tickets from £84

Out & About 26 November to 26 December

R&B Diva Mariah Carey is currently on a Christmas Tour and when better to hear her belt out her legendary tracks than during the festive season.

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Talks

 

Women in Media

Wednesday 6 December. Amnesty International UK, London. Free

Out & About 26 November to 26 December

There’s nothing like listening to successful women talk about their journeys and their paths. Women in Media is presenting a networking event that does just this from Channel 4 News producer, Yomi Adegoke to broadcast journalist Sue Turton, be ready for a night of inspiration.

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Diversity in Media

Tuesday 19 December. Bluebird Pictures, London. £11.05

Out & About 26 November to 26 December

Bluebird Pictures are inviting you to a night of celebrating diversity in media. Listen to the three guest speakers, CEO of Chocolate Films Rachel Wang, CEO of MYCOMEUP Leonard and actor Kiell Smith-Bynoe.

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