Best Things To Do This Winter

'Tis the season to be merry? You don't know the half of it. From pop-up palaces to Christmas markets, foodie havens to VIP events; it's no surprise that a Londoner's diary is positively bustling come the winter season. So to help you on your respective party quests, we've put together a list of must-visit bars, events and pop-ups that are unmissable over the chilly period. Without fair ado, here are our top things to do this Winter.

Last updated on 18th February 2020

Secret, sexy and entirely lit by candles? The Candlelight Club is an infamously elusive pop-up promising experience dining, prohibition vibes and dancing till late. Don your finest clobber for this winter date, you'll be needing it as you shake your 30s tail feather on the dance floor. Just be careful not to swish that tail feather too close to any naked flames.

@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Monday 6th April 2020

One of the best reasons to get out and about this winter, head to Tooting where The Big London Bake Off is putting your cake-making skills to the test their festive fiesta of all things delicious. From ginger bread houses through to mince pies, this event is all sorts of delicious.

If you're trying to get into the festive spirit this winter in London, there's no better way than getting stuck in. Here to teach you the ways of wreath making, these sought-after workshops will leave you with something seasonal and special to take home.

The weather outside might be chilly but there's one way to warm up; get a little hot under the collar with London's scintillating burlesque shows. Whether it's a date night with a difference or want to mix up your usual night out, these shows promise a wild time.

@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates from Wednesday 8th April 2020

For an immersive world-class cocktail experience and an evening of American Frontier-themed fun, head over to the Moonshine Saloon. Over the evening you'll be tasked with smuggling in contraband alcohol past the local Sheriff and fellow outlaws whilst trying your hand at various card and dice games and sipping on festive libations.

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@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Tuesday 7th April 2020

The ultimate immersive dining experience, The Murdér Express promises a night of non-stop entertainment along with a luxury four-course feast and delicious cocktails.  When a horrific crime is discovered however, you'll be forced to look at your fellow passengers in a new light, working together to try and uncover the truth.

Temperatures may be plummeting but the only way is up this winter as Skylight are playing host to an incredible array of incredible events that are sure to amaze. From rooftop ice skating to warm cocktail sipping against a stunning backdrop, there's heaps to explore. 

Trade in your sparkly dresses and bow-ties for orange jumpsuits and handcuffs at this prison-themed immersive cocktail bar. Over the evening you'll be tasked with smuggling contraband liquor in past the wicked Warden...the reward? Delicious and bespoke festive tipples.

Whether you're trying to entertain the family or want a break from late nights and too much mulled wine, winter in London is the perfect time to pencil in a West End show. Along with big hitters, we've rounded up some of the best musicals and plays for 2019, including an appearance from James McAvoy.


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One of the sexiest spots in London, Gin-House Burlesque is the slinky event that takes place at The King's Head Member's Club. From a winter ball to Christmas specials, there's something for everyone this winter. Think live performances in one of the city's best member's clubs.

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The Queen of Hoxton are no stranger to a sought after rooftop, and this season, they've taken inspiration from Dorothy and her adventures. The Shoreditch hotspot is bringing the Emerald City to East London, with themed cocktails, incredible set design and plenty of immersive quirks.

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The king of rom coms and Britain's most loved films, Richard Curtis might be a pro at getting us all weepy at Christmas, but he's also a fan of using London as the backdrop to his tear-jerkers. We've rounded up five places to live your best Richard Curtis life, including that Bridget Jones fight scene.

Where better to escape the cold outdoors than a giant ball pit? Head to one of Ballie Ballerson's venues across the city and you can re-live your youth in millions of plastic balls, with a banning soundtrack and a menu of nostalgic sweetie-inspired cocktails.