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Snowdrops in Dulwich (photo: Adam Swain Photo)

Where to See Snowdrops in London

Snowdrops are one of the first flowers to bloom towards the end of winter, meaning spring is on the way! Where can you see them in the urban jungle that is London? The Resident has a few ideas… 

Zero waste shops in London: Go plastic free at this BYO refill shops in north, south, east and west London

Zero Waste Shops in North, South, East & West London

Some are big, some are small, some are pop-ups, and one is a cute little delivery van, but all are hugely important in our efforts to minimise the effect we have on our planet. London now has more zero waste and plastic-free shops than you can shake a refillable jar at

London's best Christmas markets: Christmas by the River at London Bridge City is a beautiful market

London’s Best Christmas Markets

The best Christmas markets in from Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park to Christmas Wednesdays on Columbia Road and more from Peckham to Portobello Road

Ice skating in London: Winter Wonderland ice rink, Hyde Park

Where to Go Ice Skating in London

A winter skate at one of London’s pop-up ice rinks is a right of passage at Christmas! Covid has somewhat scuppered plans this year, but a few ice rinks are still running!

Christmas menus in London: Riding House Cafe and Rail House Cafe are offering Christmas menus throughout December

London’s Best Christmas Menus

The Resident’s pick of London’s best Christmas menus, from festive specials available throughout December to indulgent Christmas Day menus available at some of London’s best restaurants and hotels 

Backyard Cinema at Christmas: Wandsworth's immersive cinema experience reopens in December

48 Great Things to Do in London: December 2020

With lockdown scheduled to end at 00.01 on Wednesday 2 December and a vaccine ready to roll, things are looking up. Christmas markets, carol concerts, festive films, West End theatre and more are set for major comebacks

Where to buy a Christmas tree in London

Where to Buy a Christmas Tree in London

Where to buy Christmas trees in north, south, east and west London. This year, many Christmas tree stores offer home delivery, decorating services and even collection and recycling

Best winter walks in London: Christmas at Kew is a hugely popular attraction, but the gardens are wonderful for a stroll all year round

48 Things to Do in London in November 2020

Things to do in November in London from Christmas markets to art exhibitions, immersive theatre and festive light festivals like Christmas at Kew

Free meals for children in London during half term

Free Meals in London: Where Can Kids Eat Free this Half Term?

Hundreds of London restaurants have pledged free meals for children during half term, while local councils are giving out free meals vouchers – here’s where to find them

Lockdown Town is a socially distanced live music event in London Bridge by One Night Records

15 Things to Do this Weekend in London: 30 October-1 November 2020

From a socially distanced live music event under the tracks to David Hare’s coronavirus-inspired monologue starring Ralph Fiennes and a new murder mystery cruise of Regent’s Canal