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8 things you must do in London this winter

Published On 12/23/2014 Published On 12/23/2014
Ice Skate Vauxhall

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Dec 24 Wed

Ice Skate Vauxhall's Christmas Tree Maze Besides the ice rink down there, they’ve also set up a maze with over 500 decked-out Nordmann fir trees to wind your way through, covering nearly 500 square metres. Plus, they have a selection of street food and a pop-up cabin bar, so you can reward yourself for finding your way out.

Ice Skate Vauxhall

Ice Skate Vauxhall's Christmas Tree Maze Ice Skate Vauxhall Besides the ice rink down there, they’ve also set up a maze with over 500 decked-out Nordmann fir trees to wind your way through, covering nearly 500 square metres. Plus, they have a selection of street food and a pop-up cabin bar, so you can reward yourself for finding your way out.

The Gaztronome

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Dec 31 Wed

Kerb's NYE bash Yep, Kerb will be opening its Clubhouse on New Year's for food trucks, hot cocktails, a live band, fireworks, and a game zone 'til 2am. 

Kerb Clubhouse

Kerb's NYE bash Kerb Clubhouse Yep, Kerb will be opening its Clubhouse on New Year's for food trucks, hot cocktails, a live band, fireworks, and a game zone 'til 2am. 

The Three Compasses

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Jan 1 Thu

New Year's Day at The Three Compasses Start 2015 off with Brioche BLTs, Sriracha Bloody Marys, duck poutine, and more thanks to the pop-up masters at Le Bun, who're taking over Dalston's favourite pub for the day. 

The Three Compasses

New Year's Day at The Three Compasses The Three Compasses Start 2015 off with Brioche BLTs, Sriracha Bloody Marys, duck poutine, and more thanks to the pop-up masters at Le Bun, who're taking over Dalston's favourite pub for the day. 

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Jan 1 Thu

London’s New Year’s Day Parade Shake off your hangover (or just keep going from the night before) and celebrate the new year with a parade from Piccadilly to Parliament Square with 10,000 performers, with cheerleaders, marching bands, horses, donkeys, steamers, and more.

Piccadilly to Parliament Square

London’s New Year’s Day Parade Piccadilly to Parliament Square Shake off your hangover (or just keep going from the night before) and celebrate the new year with a parade from Piccadilly to Parliament Square with 10,000 performers, with cheerleaders, marching bands, horses, donkeys, steamers, and more.

Love Boat Shows

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Event

Location

Jan 9-18

London Boat Show If life on water is your jam, then pop over to ExCel London for 10 days of anything that floats. Peep 1000s of displays showing everything from sailboats to kayaks to super-yachts, plus a "4D sensory experience".

ExCeL London

London Boat Show ExCeL London If life on water is your jam, then pop over to ExCel London for 10 days of anything that floats. Peep 1000s of displays showing everything from sailboats to kayaks to super-yachts, plus a "4D sensory experience".

Viktoriia Plyushch

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Event

Location

Jan 23 Fri

Dino Snores for Grown-ups Sleep over at the Natural History Museum with a three-course meal, live music, stand-up comedy, a monster movie marathon, insect tasting, and get fed a hot breakfast in the morning. These always sell out, so call 020 7942 5283 for tickets RIGHT NOW.

Natural History Museum

Dino Snores for Grown-ups Natural History Museum Sleep over at the Natural History Museum with a three-course meal, live music, stand-up comedy, a monster movie marathon, insect tasting, and get fed a hot breakfast in the morning. These always sell out, so call 020 7942 5283 for tickets RIGHT NOW.

Flickr/Young Sok Yun

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Event

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Feb 17 Tue

Pancake Day There will be races, eating contests, and massive queues outside of anywhere with those flat, doughy bites of goodness. Hit up The Breakfast Club, and The Diner for eating challenges. 

Various locations

Pancake Day Various locations There will be races, eating contests, and massive queues outside of anywhere with those flat, doughy bites of goodness. Hit up The Breakfast Club, and The Diner for eating challenges. 

Flickr/Paul

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Feb 21-22

Chinese New Year Having given you just enough time to recover from the calendar New Year's celebration, Chinese New Year is ready to do it all over again. With a traditional ceremonial event on the 21st and then a main event on the 22nd, there'll be red lanterns, dragons, and lots of dim sum. Need help on where to eat? Check out our Chinatown guide.

Chinatown

Chinese New Year Chinatown Having given you just enough time to recover from the calendar New Year's celebration, Chinese New Year is ready to do it all over again. With a traditional ceremonial event on the 21st and then a main event on the 22nd, there'll be red lanterns, dragons, and lots of dim sum. Need help on where to eat? Check out our Chinatown guide.