Christmas Gift Ideas
It's unlikely we need to remind you of just how awkward it is watching someone open your unquestionably ill thought out gift. "Oh, a 'personalised mop with phone holder'? How did you, err, how did you know?'". We've all been there. So forget boring presents and inspirational-quote-laden-tut this year, we've got a sleigh-load of awesome London experiences, just perfect for a Christmas gift with a difference. From brewery tours to alfresco cinema, secret comedy nights to titillating burlesque experiences; check out our selection of Christmas gift ideas for 2017 right here.
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Last updated on 3rd January 2017
Drink Shop & Do are offering a gift vouchers for a variety of activities held at their quirky bar. Exchange them for items from the shop or events like the Bottomless Brunch, while soaking up their trademark friendly atmosphere. Perfect for a fun-loving, if indecisive, friend and vouchers start at £15.
The inspirational Motown: The Musical is perfect for fans of Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson and other Motown legends. The story follows founder Berry Gordy as he builds the careers of legendary artists that changed American music forever. Tickets from £41.
If you want to really treat someone to something different, join The Underground Supper club to dine in a social environment with the peculiar twist of being in a decommissioned 1967 tube carriage. Either sit with kind strangers as you tuck into the four course, Scandinavian-inspired food, or splash out on a VIP booth for two. At £59pp, sign a loved one up for a dining experience they won't forget.
Afternoon Tea with cocktails at Little Nan's Bar is an amazing gift for family dates and chilled out early evenings with friends. Take either the sober option with tea (£20) or with two free cocktails (£25), and tuck into everything from home baked scones, carrot cake, and sandwiches all prepared at award winner The Hill Station.
Do you have a friend who loves brunch, Prosecco AND darts? You're in luck as The Flight Club Weekender is offering two hours of endless pizza, one bottle of Prosecco per person and a chance to play darts with a bunch of other fun-loving people. Comes in at £60 for two on a Sunday and £70 for two on Saturday.
Treat someone close to you to a dining experience with a twist at Proud Cabaret City and Cambden's prohibition-era entertainment experience. Served with a three course meal, entertainment, and a party that moves on into the night all with the backdrop of a 1920s speakeasy. Tickets come in at £35pp.
For an experience perfectly suited to those who love everything about beer, take them on the Bermondsey Microbrewery Craft Beer Tasting Tour to peak behind the curtains of the process that goes into making their favourite drinks. Visit four different breweries, gaining a complimentary drink in each, and even getting one to take home at the end. Tickets are a sweet £40pp.
Having graduated university with a textiles degree, Nicole now uses her eye for creation to host a series of arts and craft sessions across London. With wine chucked in for fun, guests can let their creative side flourish, trying their hand at wood etching, screen printing and metallic printing; the perfect Christmas gift for anyone looking to try something different.