What`s next ….Christmas!!! The team @ Imagine Experiences has teamed-up with Greene King Pubs in a partnership that we know will bring our Imagine customers another incredible way to enjoy the stories and legacies of British culture. We launch the partnership with our first event, ‘A Dickens Family Christmas Experience’ starting on the first weekend of December. As grottos sell-out and families crave something meaningful to do with the children, Imagine Experiences present this heart-warming Christmas tale in an immersive adventure that enables the children to change Scrooge by learning from the characters from the story and showing him the error of his ways! This is pure street theatre, family entertainment and fun concluding at the wonderful, historic George Inn by Greene King which will be the scene of Scrooge’s house. Itinerary • Meet Belle, Scrooge’s past love, by the famous Anchor pub on the Southbank by London Bridge. • Be led through the cobbled streets of London and immersed in the Victorian London that Dickens wrote about. • Meet and talk to some of the most famous characters of Dickens’ Christmas Carol • Have the chance to help convince Scrooge to change his ways before Christmas Day comes around. • Enter the historic and festive environment of the George Inn with the Ghost of Christmas Present and then meet Scrooge once more to see if he’s changed his ways on Christmas morning • Enjoy an inclusive tea, coffee, soft drink or festive apple drink for the kids at the George Inn. From 5th December. The experience concludes at The George Inn by Borough Market. To book and more information here.
Come and join the Bermondsey Bierkeller crew at the most wonderful time of year, under the arches and through the vault doors into their Bavarian wonderland. Germany is known for its Christmas celebrations. From its markets to its festive beers, they’re bringing the German Christmas to London, with an extra dash of excitement! With the Christmas Oompah Band or The Bierkeller Boys ensuring you have a great evening of fun and entertainment with dancing till the early hours. So chuck on your Christmas jumper, hold on to your party hat and come and join the newest German Bar in town! December 10th – Live Christmas Oompah Band December 17th – Live Christmas Oompah Band More here.
A CHRISTMAS CRACKER OF A FAMILY SHOW! Written and adapted for the stage by Julian Clary Songs by Julian Clary and Simon Wallace Arrangements and incidental music by Simon Wallace Directed by Lee Lyford The Bolds are just like you and me. They live in an ordinary house in an ordinary street, and they love to laugh. But there’s one slight difference… They’re hyenas! How long can they keep their beastly secret under their hats Join Mr and Mrs Bold, Betty and Bobby, as they navigate work, school and friends, all whilst trying to keep up their disguise. With live music, songs and adventures, this brand new Christmas show revels in the joy of being anything but ordinary. Book tickets and more info here.
Sunday – Wednesday: 11:00 – 21:00 Thursday – Saturday: 11:00 – 22:00 Christmas Eve: 11:00 – 17:00 Christmas Day: Closed New Year’s Eve: 11:00 – 20:00 2nd January: 11:00 – 17:00 Along the banks of the Thames, there’s a Christmas tale waiting to be told… Christmas by the River returns to illuminate London Bridge City into the Capital’s most scenic Christmas market under the stars. Running from Tuesday 16th November to Sunday 2nd January, with festive treats to tempt and delight, it threads its magic through London Bridge City and into the hearts of believers, young and old. Follow its lead along the river, catching glimpses of its woodland guardians as you go. Delight in the gifts and curiosities nestled in the cabins that line your path, before toasting the season with friends. With stunning views of Tower Bridge, The Tower of London and the iconic City skyline, this year’s market will see a stunning array of boutique vendors bring Christmas glow to London Bridge City. Snuggled amongst these will be a mouth-watering assemblage of delicious pop-up food and drink stalls to make for an unforgettable Christmas experience. This is Christmas by the River. Be part of the story.
Presented by Virgin Experience Days. The View from The Shard will be transformed this winter into a Nordic wonderland inspired by the Northern Lights and snowy wilderness of Scandinavia. The theme, which will be in place from 25 November to March 2022 will be entitled Aurora and takes inspiration from Aurora Borealis – the Northern Lights. The Aurora theme will feature throughout the venue from visitor arrival on the ground floor all the way to the to the open-air terrace at the very top of The Shard. Theming has been designed to bring some winter magic to the attraction and will include: Regular Snow falls on the open air Skydeck every 15 minutes Nordic themed enormous Christmas Tree (for the festive period) Grand Piano Ski Lodge Bars serving Moet and Chandon Aurora themed cocktails The Aurora elements will be included with all tickets. Book here.
All our favourite food haunts have been pulling through for our culinary needs over this crazy time. And Honest Burger is no exception. The Honest Burger team have put together brilliant Honest at Home Christmas Burger DIY kits. You and your household can cook your very own Christmas Burgers from home. (Think fried camembert, along with Honest classics, vegan and veggie options). If you’re making remote party plans this season then a virtual Christmas burger cook-along might beat a quiz, and if you order 50 or more kits, co-founder Tom can lead the class for you. And if you’re needing some ideas for Christmas presents, there are digital gift vouchers available online. Now who doesn’t love a free burger? Find out more.
The Quay Players Musical Theatre is very excited to announce that their 2019 Christmas pantomime will be Cinderella, performing at the Greenwood Theatre, London Bridge on 19th to 21st December. Cinderella is the magical tale you all know with plenty of added high jinks and modern twists. Performances: Thursday 19th December 2019 – 7.30pm Friday 20th December 2019 – 7.30pm Saturday 21st December 2019 – 2.30pm Saturday 21st December 2019 – 7.30pm Tickets: https://quayplayers.org.uk/tickets
This wonderfully witty, delightfully spooky retelling of Oscar Wilde’s 1887 comic novel is brought to life this Christmas at the Unicorn Theatre with spine-tingling magic, spectacular illusions and ghoulish effects. Mr and Mrs Otis and their boisterous children arrive from America to move into Canterville Chase – a rather old, rather creepy Gothic mansion. Of course, like all the best old mansions, the Chase comes with its own ghost – the rather tormented Sir Simon Canterville. The spectral knight does his best to spook the trespassers from his ancestral home, but his ghostly machinations hold no fear for this rational modern family. Sir Simon succumbs to utter despair until he meets young Virginia Otis, who sees him for who he really is… For ages 7+ More Information and Tickets
Quay Players Musical Theatre is a community-based charity that puts on two high-quality productions a year at The Greenwood Theatre. Their festive production this year is Alice in Wonderland. Book tickets here.
After the success of last year’s ‘Merry & Bite’, the event returns this year with a double day event. The Courage Yard’s Christmas ‘Provisions’ market will be on Friday 7th December 10.30am-3.30pm and Saturday 8th December 11am-4pm. On Friday, head along for ‘Merry & Bite’, the street food market serving warming local food, perfect for a winters lunchtime. Grab a hot patty from PattyMan, a comforting bowl of soup from Ladle, a delicious salt beef sandwich from The Bull and Brisket or even a few glasses of mulled wine. On Saturday artisan market, Provisions will return with a Christmas twist. Find provisions and even more tasty treats as you indulge in Christmas merriment with over 25 stalls to browse. Read more >>