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Christmas

Charity gift wrapping service at Paddington

Paddington Central Hosts Charity Gift Wrapping Station

Gift wrapping is a fine art, but it’s not for everyone. So with Christmas just a few days away, why not delegate the fiddly bit and help out those in need in one fell swoop?

Santa's grotto London: Sail with Santa on the Thames with City Cruise

Now You Can Meet Santa while Cruising the Thames

Santa has swapped his sleigh for a boat this December as he takes to the Thames to spread some festive cheer Sail with Santa is a unique chance for children to meet Father Christmas during a fun river journey with City Cruises. Nice children will enjoy festive fun and a present, along with a soft […]

London's best Christmas cocktails: Bokan, Canary Wharf

8 of London’s Best Christmas Cocktails

Thirsty Thursday (and the rest) has taken on a festive twist in London. Leighanne Bent picks out eight of the best Christmas cocktails you need to try this party season

London's best Christmas menus: Hotel Cafe Royal is serving up a fabulous Christmas menu

London Restaurants Open on Christmas Day

Can’t stand the heat? Get out of the kitchen and check out these restaurants open on Christmas Day in London…

Henry Conway on how to survive the party season (photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Henry Conway: How to Survive the Party Season

You wouldn’t run a marathon cold, so don’t attack the party season without a warm up. Rule number one – always eat

Where to go ice skating in London: Winter Wonderland ice rink, Hyde Park

Where to Go Ice Skating in London

London’s collection of pop-up ice rinks grows by the year. New for 2018 is a rooftop ice rink at John Lewis and a twinkly alfresco rink at Winter Wonderland. Here’s the best of the best places for a festive skate

Carols by Candlelight in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

12 Glorious Carol Concerts in London

Christmas carol concerts in London make for a fabulously festive night out. The Resident picks out some of the capital’s best

Winter arrives at Dalloway Terrace

London’s Best Winter Terraces, Alpine Chalets & Festive Pop-Ups

A winter terrace seems like a contradiction in terms, but London’s bars have outdone themselves this year with cosy winter gardens, festive rooftops, Alpine chalets and those oh-so-Instagrammable igloos! 

Party season hairstyles - how to with RUSH HAIR

3 Perfect Party Season Hair Styles & How to Create Them

The team at the new RUSH Hair salon at Westfield London on how to create three party perfect hair dos, from a simple chic up do to glamorous curls and a modern take on a French plait

How to keep your Christmas tree looking fresh and alive: Expert advice from Houzz

Expert Advice: How to Make Your Tree Last All Christmas

Follow these expert tips from Houzz on keeping your freshly cut Christmas tree looking lush and healthy all through the festive season

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