What to do this weekend in London – 1/2 December 2018

No plans for the weekend? Here is some inspiration to make it a December to remember!

Only 25 days left until Christmas! Tomorrow we say goodbye to November and welcome December… the final and hopefully also the best month of 2018. Our office is already decorated for Christmas so we feel very festive now, we hope you are feeling the same! Let yourself be carried along by the Christmas mood all over our beautiful capital. Start the first December weekend with these incredible events and make it a December to remember!

Tinsel & Flix

If you like or even love Christmas movies you definitely should head to the vaults theatre for Tinsel & Flix. It starts today and it’s running until the 23rd of December. They have a whole range of the best classic Christmas movies from Elf to Frozen, Home Alone to Miracle on 34th Street. This classic Christmas cinema is extremely popular and the cinema room is a small cosy one so hurry and book your tickets asap! The general admission tickets are from £8.50. You can’t reserve seating but the doors will open 1 hour before the screening time, so be sure to get there early to catch the best seats. The Vault is located close to Waterloo station and make sure you enter the theatre at Launcelt Street.

Kew Gardens

Have you ever been to the Kew Gardens? Its lovely isn’t it! However, if you have never been or you’re not really interested in the Gardens themselves, this could be interesting for you! You almost must see this. This week Kew Gardens has an after dark light installation. Christmas at Kew shows you over 1 million lights on the trails and trees. On one field you can find a sea of 10 thousand dancing bulbs. Be enchanted while you walk through the enlightened glitter tunnel and watch how the laser lights dance in the night. Tickets are available from £16.50. The closest tube station is Kew Garden itself or Kew Bridge rail station.

Leadenhall Market

One of the oldest and one of the hidden gems of London is the Leadenhall Market. Walk under the beautiful Victorian roof while exploring the different shops with fresh food and flowers between the pubs and restaurants. It’s also a popular destination for Harry Potter fans. It’s used as the wizard-world shopping street Diagon Alley in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. This market is free and now embellished with twinkling Christmas decoration. It makes you feel like you’re in a Christmas fairytale. The Leadenhall Market is a few minutes’ walk from Bank, Monument station. It’s also close to our Liverpool Street residence.



Have a great weekend from all of us at London Homestays!

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