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NOT YOUR AVERAGE PANTO

The Portobello Panto has won famous fans in Kate Moss and Lily Allen, so who’s behind it all? Will Gore takes a look behind the curtain Every Christmas, madness descends on Notting Hill in the form of the Portobello Pantomime. The idea for a regular Christmas production performed by and for the good people of […]

Dulwich Picture Gallery

12 WAYS TO GET FESTIVE IN SOUTH EAST LONDON

From panto to festive markets and artists’ open studios, here are 12 ways to get into the Christmas spirit in south east London

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REGENT STREET’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ARE ON!

The countdown to Christmas has begun in London, as this year’s festive lights have been turned on in the capital’s iconic shopping street The Regent Street lights are on!  Sponsored by Jo Malone London, which recently opened its flagship store on the street, this year’s display has been titled ‘Timeless Elegance.’ To mark the occasion, Darcey Bussell […]

Champagne tasting

TASTE TEST: NON-VINTAGE CHAMPAGNES

In the second of our Christmas taste tests, we try a selection of non-vintage Champagnes to see which ones should be open at your Christmas parties. Click on the gallery to see the results MORE: OUR VERDICT ON LUXURY CHRISTMAS CHOCOLATES

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RECIPE: PEANUT BUTTER CUPS

Is there a better salty but sweet treat than a peanut butter cup? East London-based chocolatier Eat Chic certainly doesn’t think so. Here, the artisan brand tells us how to make them, just in time for Christmas… Time: 45 minutes to make peanut butter; 30-40 minutes to temper chocolate and assemble the cups Equipment needed: mini muffin tin, […]

TASTE TEST: LUXURY CHRISTMAS CHOCOLATES

Chocoholics! We’ve put nine luxury chocolate brands to the test (rating the packaging, presentation and taste) to help you select the best chocolates to eat, share and buy for gifts this Christmas… Hotel Chocolat, The Classic Christmas Luxe, £35  40 festive chocolates including the Christmas Mess, Mulled Wine, Mince Pie Brownie and Brandy Butter. Best for: a […]

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8 OF THE BEST ADVENT CALENDARS FOR FOODIES

From the finest chocolate to award-winning gin, there’s an advent calendar out there packed with foodie treats to suit all tastes. Here are a few of the best to countdown to Christmas 2015 with Carluccio’s Buon Natale For a festive Italian treat, try Carluccio’s 2015 Buon Natale calendar. The colourful design is tasteful (not tacky), […]

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BURBERRY’S CHRISTMAS FILM FEATURES ALL-STAR CAST

Burberry reveals its 2015 festive campaign inspired by the film and musical Billy Elliot Of all the Christmas ad campaigns, Burberry’s must be the most star-studded.  For 2015, the iconic British fashion house has recruited a few of its favourite actors, musicians and models to star in a festive film dedicated to Billy Elliot. The three minute clip […]

fortnum & mason christmas window

FORTNUM & MASON UNVEILS CHRISTMAS WINDOW

The countdown to Christmas has begun! The iconic Piccadilly store has unveiled this year’s festive window displays Christmas has arrived at Fortnum & Mason. This shop’s festive window displays are now on show after the grand unveiling led by Father Christmas and the New London Children’s Choir. This year, the windows are inspired by Fortnum’s […]

CHRISTMAS PAST AT THE GEFFRYE MUSEUM

Merry Christmas! As you get set to enjoy your Christmas Day, here’s a unique insight into how our ancestors decorated for the day courtesy of Hannah Fleming, curator of Christmas Past at the Geffrye Museum

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