Christmas

Christmas at Kew is Set to Light Up the Festive Season

A Christmas event firmly locked into the festive calendar, Christmas at Kew returns for its ninth year this November, in all its illuminated glory. With pioneering new installations, the trail takes you through the UNESCO World Heritage landscape with more than a million lights, and is a colourful reminder of the vital role plants and […]

Christmas afternoon teas in London: The Rubens at the Palace Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea

London’s Best Luxury Christmas Afternoon Teas

As we eagerly await the end of lockdown on 2 December, The Resident picks out the best Christmas afternoon tea experiences at London’s top hotels and restaurants…

Queen's House Ice Rink returns to Greenwich for Christmas 2020

South London’s Only Outdoor Ice Rink Returns to Greenwich this Winter

Queen’s House Ice Rink in Greenwich – the only outdoor skate rink in south London – returns bigger, better and more socially distanced this December

Christmas dinner cooking tips from professional chefs

Christmas Dinner Tips from Top Chefs in London & the UK

From top turkeys to resplendent roasties, The Resident quizzes some of London’s and the UK’s leading chefs on how to cook the perfect Christmas dinner

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…

Dick Whittington and His Cat is this year's panto at Hackney Empire (photo: Robert Workman)

12 of the Best Pantomimes in London 2019

‘He’s behind you!’ Love them or hate them, Christmas just isn’t Christmas without a panto, and London has plenty to pick from. The Resident rounds up this year’s best…

Christmas at Kew (photo: Jeff Eden / Royal Botanical Gardens Kew)

55 Things to Do in London: December 2019

Things to do in London this December 2019 from artists open studios to a Jane Austen-style improv comedy show and some fabulously festive illuminations

Eight Lands Organic Speyside Gin and Vodka

Ad Feature Celebrate Christmas with Eight Lands Organic Speyside Gin & Vodka

Impress your guests during the Christmas festivities with two delicious, easy-to-make cocktails using Eight Lands Organic Gin & Vodka – two award-winning new spirits from Scotland

Luxury beauty advent calendars: Fenwick Beauty Advent Calendar

9 of the Best Luxury Beauty Advent Calendars

Party season can take a toll on your hair and skin, so why not indulge in a beauty advent calendar to keep you looking your best through the Christmas Countdown?

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 […]