Raymond Gubbay Christmas Festival 2021
On Sunday 19 December, don’t miss a sublime concert of carols and seasonal classics at the Barbican, staged in full 18th Century costume in an evocative candle-lit style setting.
Borealis, the bedazzling light art installation by Dan Acher will be taking over the Guildhall Yard this winter season, having wowed the crowds during London’s Greenwich+Docklands International Festival earlier in 2021.
Immerse yourself in the free-to-view installation as multicoloured lights cloak and intermingle with the space, mimicking the movement of the natural Aurora Borealis phenomenon in the heart of the City.
Book your places from 11th December, or turn up on the day – there are plenty of slots reserved for walk-ins.BOOK NOW
Mark your diaries, the Aldgate in Winter Lantern Parade – a vibrant celebration of the local community – will return this year on 3rd December to Aldgate Square. Come along and join in on the festive cheer as local schools weave through the streets of Aldgate in an illuminated procession, which will culminate at the winter market on Petticoat Lane. Performances and activities from across the area will accompany the eclectic range of stalls, while local restaurants will be part of the festive feast. See you there!MORE INFO
At Swingers City, expect crazy golf fun whilst sipping on stunning cocktails, eating from London’s best street-food vendors and partying the night away with DJs, music and dancing. There’s no dress code, ban on mobiles or penalties for going out of turn. Unless you’re at the bar.MORE INFO
Inspired by the army mess bars of India, Brigadiers is a spacious and inviting eating establishment with ample booth seating and a sizeable outdoor terrace well suited for groups and parties. Encouraging socialising and camaraderie, live sport is shown on demand in selected rooms, whilst pool and classic card games is offered for those who wish to play while they eat and drink.BOOK NOW
Caravan City is an expansive multi-terraced all-day dining restaurant, coffee and cocktail bar that also has a flexible working and events space. The breakfast, brunch and all-day lunch and dinner menus combine signature favourites with new creations, showcasing flavours from around the world to gratify an assortment of palates.BOOK NOW
Vinoteca is the creation of Elena Ares, Brett Woonton and Charlie Young, a dining concept with a love for wine at it’s heart that aims to deliver distinctive, high quality wines alongside well sourced, fresh, seasonal fare. Each restaurant has an in house wine shop that stocks an award-winning variety of over 200 wines that are rotated regularly to offer the best quality and range of flavours.BOOK NOW
‘I’d like a cheeseburger, large fries, and a cosmopolitan’, said Carrie Bradshaw once. And we agree. Nothing soothes the soul quite like cheeseburgers and cocktails: the perfect cure for lockdown blues! Cast your eyes upon the fantastic views of Tower Bridge, the Walkie Talkie, the Gherkin and more, while sipping a cocktail at Jin Bo Law.BOOK NOW
There’s an undeniable magic in the air at Leadenhall Market during the festive season, which makes the beautiful Victorian site a must visit destination to soak in the Christmas decorations over drinks and nibbles, and stop for a spot of shopping while you’re at it. Select boutiques are open late on 8th December on a special late night event that will feature live music, interactive workshops and much more.MORE INFO