A Little Something Called Christmas, You Say?

27 Oct

As daunting, scary and downright ridiculous as it may sound, there are now a mere 58 days left until Christmas. Where on earth has the time gone since we were last round the folks’ place getting stuffed with turkey, potatoes and booze? London has been getting in on the act since well before this month’s hot spell left the capital basking in an end-of-summer heatwave, with Harrods opening its Christmas World on 28 July!!

Aside from Doctor Who, the Queen’s speech and the exchange of gifts over excessive quantities of food and drink, there’s also the small matter of a tasty selection of festive events to get your teeth stuck into. The Southbank German market, ice rinks at Somerset House, Ally Pally and on Hampstead Heath and a pretty downright unique selection of London Christmas parties that I’ve noticed popping up on the radar are just around the corner.

Regulars on the Shoreditch party scene, those cheeky chappies over at Bourne & Hollingsworth are once again hosting an adaption of their popular Prohibition-themed parties for the festive season. Regulars at their dos will know to expect unlimited cocktails in tea cups, flappers, a 1920s cabaret and roulette tables. Revellers really do go to town with this one in terms of dressing up, so I wouldn’t recommend that you go in half-hearted with your outfit!

Those feeling a little more flush and corporate-y might want to head over to the Gherkin. Rarely open to the general public, super-posh party organisers Searcy’s have hired out the 130m tower’s top dome and have promised luxury canapes, Sommelier-selected wines, a four course meal and cheese and port! Ooh err! That coupled with vertigo-inducing views across the city at night!

Details of these and a huge taster of other Christmas parties taking place in London this December can be found over on the Eventa website, a company who have been sourcing and promoting events across the whole of the UK with a special focus on the capital this year.

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