What To Do This Weekend 14.12.23
What To Do This Weekend 14.12.23

What To Do This Weekend 14.12.23

Looking for things to do this weekend? Look no further – from family activities to a pre-loved shopping event, our guide has options for everyone…




Whether you’re hosting a Christmas lunch with the girls or throwing a NYE dinner party, &dine is the name to know for restaurant-quality food at home. There are hundreds of home cooks and independent food businesses on the platform – you just select the dishes you like the look of. Place your order and wait for the dishes to arrive – all you have to do is heat them up and garnish at home. We recommend ordering from Chef Saloma, a London-based Caribbean chef who creates dishes like jerk BBQ chicken with plantain, curry goat with rice and peas, and apple and mango crumble with vanilla custard.

Visit AndDine.co.uk


G Spot: The Art of Pleasure

On Sunday 17th December, actor and activist Gillian Anderson will host G Spot, an immersive event where guests can learn about pleasure and sexuality. The event will be hosted in collaboration with Wellbeing of Women, a charity that saves and changes the lives of women, girls and babies. There will be an art showcase featuring artists like Lucy McCall, Joana Galego, Rebekah Rubalcava, Nettle Grellier and Lily Macrae, as well as live music from DJ India Bailey, and an interactive pleasure wall experience with spoken word poetry from VaVa Womb. Guests can shop merch and drink from Gillian Anderson’s new brand G Spot, and – best of all – meet and chat to Gillian herself. Tickets cost £50 which includes a goodie bag, with all proceeds going to charity.

Location TBC.

Visit Eventbrite.co.uk


Covent Garden Christmas Sandwich Festival

Covent Garden is hosting its annual Christmas Sandwich Festival until Sunday 17th December. Visitors can choose from focaccia turkey toasties at Ole & Steen, smoked bacon and stuffing sandwiches with gravy mayonnaise at WatchHouse, roast chicken Christmas sandwiches at Apple Butter Café, and Christmas subs stuffed with roast beef and mulled wine cranberry sauce at Seven Dials Market. We like the sound of the ‘The Christmas Camemburger’ at the newly opened Breakfast Club (featuring fried camembert, parsnip and sprout crisps, and cranberry mayo) and the churro and Belgian chocolate sandwich from The Gingerbread Hut pop-up on the East Piazza.

Various sites

Visit CoventGarden.London


The Great Christmas Feast

Following five years of a sell-out shows, the immersive food and live music production returns to West Kensington this Christmas. Today until Sunday 14th January, The Great Christmas Feast transports guests back in time to Christmas Eve 1843 inside the enchanted home of Charles Dickens. As night draws in, Charles the great author leads guests through an immersive production of A Christmas Carol, accompanied by live music and a Dickensian feasting menu. Chef Ashley Clarke (exEx- SmokeStak and Temper Soho) has scoured the archives to create a three-course menu with paired wines and cocktails – all set to live music and performances. Tickets start from £150pp.

9 Beaumont Avenue, Kensington, W14 9LP

Visit ChristmasFeast.TheLostEstate.com


Charlotte Mensah X Amira Hashish Pop-Up

Tonight from 6pm, celebrity hair stylist Charlotte Mensah and writer Amira Hashish are hosting a late-night shopping event at Charlotte’s hair salon on Portobello Road. Shoppers will find a curated edit of pre-loved fashion and accessories, as well as beauty products and Christmas gifts. Details are under wraps until this evening, but expect festive surprised throughout the night.

347 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, W10 5SA

Visit NeighbourhoodEdit.com


Dear Darling

Bring the girls to Dear Darling, Mayfair’s newest club on Jermyn Street. The richly decorated venue has chic interiors, with velvet seating, plush fabrics and a cool reflective ceiling. Made for those wanting a night of live music and cocktails, the venue hosts singers and live performers, while the basement level welcomes a rotating list of DJs. If its opening party – hosted by Skepta – was anything to go by, it’s the new place to see and be seen. 

91 Jermyn Street, Mayfair, SW1Y 6JB

Visit Dear-Darling.co.uk


Austin Austin & Studio Bust Pop-Up

Organic skincare brand Austin Austin has teamed up with bespoke sculpture creator Studio Bust for a Christmas pop-up full of great gift ideas. Visitors can see Studio Bust’s entire collection and appointments will be available over the next week, with 3D-printed gift tokens available for those interested in purchasing a bespoke session with Studio Bust as a unique gift for a loved one. Look out for Austin Austin’s new hand soap and cream, as well as Christmas gift sets. 

79 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill, W11 2AG; until 22nd December 

Visit AustinAustinOrganic.com


Disney On Ice

Everyone’s favourite characters come to life though Disney On Ice, a live ice-skating show touring the UK. Hosted by Mickey Mouse and friends, the event features award-winning music, amazing costumes and state-of-the-art special effects. Guests will experience Moana and Maui’s journey to return the heart of Te Fiti; follow Miguel’s journey through the Land of the Dead to unlock his family’s history; sing along with Aladdin, Genie and Jasmine; and say “Howdy, partner!” to Woody as he dances across the ice with his friends in tow. The show opens today and tours until March. 

Various locations

Visit DisneyOnIce.com

SUPPORT A GOOD CAUSE: Be Nice Exhibition at Noho Showrooms

Charitable platform The Nice Co has opened an exhibition at Noho Showrooms to raise funds for six London charities that support families and young people across the capital. The ‘Be Nice’ exhibition showcases 15 international artists – all of their works will go on sale to raise funds for the charities. Expect to see Chris Levine's iconic Queen Elizabeth portraits, as well as illusory prints by Rob & Nick Carter, and colourful prints from graphic artist Anthony Burrill. Other artists on display include Jo Hummel, Jelly Green, Nick Smith, David Shillinglaw, Charlotte Rose, Robi Walters and Lily Mixe. The exhibition aims to raise £50,000+, with prices ranging from £80 for limited-edition prints to £10,000 for large-scale pieces.

67 Great Titchfield Street, West End, W1W 7PT; until 17th December 

Visit WeAreTheNiceCo.com


Burlington Arcade

Burlington Arcade has unveiled its inaugural Christmas Grotto. Designed by florist Jane Wadham and artist Aga Skiba, with huge floral installations and twinkling lights, the grotto will host a series of workshops and events. Today, singer Geri Halliwell Horner will host a Christmas workshop and reading corner for kids and families of The Rainbow Trust Charity, which supports families caring for poorly children. Visitors can even show off their musical talents on the baby grand piano in the Arcade. 

51 Piccadilly, St James’s, W1J 0QJ

Visit BurlingtonArcade.com

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