Christmas is almost here so here are 8 festive date ideas for the capital city
1. Seven dials winter festival
The seven dials winter festival From the 19th to the 21st of November Seven Dials offer free events creative workshops masterclasses including wreath making sessions stations mulled wine cart late night shopping interactive light installation roasted chestnuts and Smalls a pop-up prosecco bar and so much more it’s the perfect place to go for a date with the one you’ve been wanting to find It is in support of young Camden Foundation with dresses long-standing and complex issues such as digital poverty youth safety and mental health
2. Deck the halls at Pergola Paddington
From November 11th Pergola Paddington rooftop is transforming until winter Forest complete with log fires 350 real Christmas trees and 10 alpine lodges that come with blankets and cheese fondue sets there will also be pop up a food store Christmas film screenings wreath making classes and sausage dog party winter brunches and more
3.Go Ice Skating
From Canary Wharf to Somerset House, there are plenty of ice rinks to choose from in London to get your skate on. What’s not to love about ice-skating?A Christmas classic straight out the movies. If you can’t skate, you can hold each other up at the side of the rink and laugh as you slip and slide your way round followed by a much-deserved hot choccie. if you can, you can glide elegantly across the ice showing off your poise and grace….something like that anyway.
4. Head to Winter Wonderland
Hot chocolate with amaretto? A revolving traditional carousel bar? Stalls selling festive knick-knacks? What better place to take your date than Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park?! With Christmas music blaring out, hot mulled wine aroma filling the air, live bands and everyone in a festive spirit there will be plenty to keep you occupied.
the Iconic winter wonderland which is starts to Hyde Park from the 19th of November where the park will be transformed to a Christmas Village complete with rides food and gift stalls and ice rink icebarn, ice sculpting workshop and so much more,you can spend a whole day exploring. It is on to the end of December and you can pre-book tickest on the website today.
5. Bright lights and the Big city
Lots of stately homes and gardens across the country have started hosting Christmas light displays: a magical walk through their grounds with Insta-worthy spots aplenty. Grab a mulled wine and have a stroll around.
Christmas at Kew
As twilight falls, the magic begins… Walkthrough an illuminated winter wonderland landscape with pretty lights and lots of treats on the way. The Kew Gardens Christmas light trail features 1 million nights from November 17thThe best times get booked up early so get your tickets asap to enjoy this very romantic Christmas date.
This gorgeous array of lights and visuals is enough to transport even the most irritated, stressed out Londoner to an enchanted realm of tranquillity. Should you visit west London’s Syon Park from Friday, November 12, you will be taken on a trail through the estate’s 600-year-old gardens, which have been spectacularly transformed in an Enchanted Woodland, showing the full spectrum of stunning colours.
Christmas Light Trail
What better way to kick off the festive cheer than news of a massive and beautiful new light show coming to the grounds of Kenwood around Hampstead Heath? As night falls, you can watch a glittering winter wonderland come to life around you…
The trail will take you through a series of jaw-dropping installations, including the likes of a laser garden and light avenue. Explore a unique sculpture made by acclaimed artist Hannelora Johansson, and a dazzling display at Kenwood House to round off your bright evening with a final flourish
6. Somerset House
Beautiful in the summer and even more enticing at Christmas time, Somerset House is THE venue for your date. Quite simply, if you can’t have fun together here then you won’t have fun anywhere! Sponsored by Fortnum and Masons, this year they don’t just have a gorgeous ice rink with a beautiful tree, nope they have a whole shopping experience where you can pick up Fortnum goodies alongside sipping champagne. Perfect!
7. Gingerbread City
The V&A in London is hosting the Museum of Architecture’s third annual Gingerbread City exhibition. Architects design buildings, parks and public spaces, then bake them out of gingerbread – this year the theme is “imagining the future city”. There are gingerbread house-making workshops each weekend. Perfect for an out of the box festive date.
8. Candlelight carol concerts
Candlelit dates are a classic romantic trope, but throw in an atmospheric venue and some talented musicians, and you’ve got the recipe for a perfect evening. Carol concerts are a Christmas staple set in stunning cathedrals or churches around the city raising money for charity, such as St Luke’s church in Chelsea, London raising funds for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.