Mon. Aug 15th, 2022

It’s official! Summer is over, we are whizzing through autumn, and soon winter will be upon us again. But do not despair! You do not have to kiss goodbye to your social life yet, as here in the capital there is a wealth of exciting and entertaining things to do.

Whether your thing is to try the latest and weirdest dining experience, have a browse at one of London’s many winter markets or take an award winning show on the West End, here’s our list of the very best things to do in London this winter.

The best dining experiences

Let’s face it, there’s not exactly a shortage unique dining experiences here in Big Smoke, but London’s finest has really pushed the boat out for the winter of 2021. Say goodbye to your average Michelin-starred restaurant and chow down on one of the following instead.

Candlelight Club is back and better than ever. This central London event transports you back in time to the roaring twenties and combines delicious dining with live jazz, all in the most glamorous speakeasy setting – www.thecandlelightclub.com

If you would rather combine entertainment with a properly seated meal, Secret London’s West End Musical Brunch will be right on your street. Not only will you be presented with a two-course meal, but you will also be pampered with an exclusive performance by some of the leading musical artists in the country. Oh, and did we mention that bottomless bubbles are also offered? – www.westendmusicalbrunch.co.uk

If you are tired of everything going smoothly when you visit a restaurant, we have the perfect dining experience for you. Defective towers: The dining experience has been living at Bloomsbury’s Radisson Blu since October, and it promises to be as chaotic and fun as you can imagine.

The best winter markets

Whether it’s a lowkey weeknight or a chilled weekend afternoon, sometimes there’s nothing better than visiting a winter market. With their colorful lights, glittering decorations and of course all the tempting stalls and food houses, nothing gets you in the party mood faster.

Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland never disappoints, and it’s probably the most iconic market in town. Next to the classic ice rink, amusement parks like Munich Looping and lots of market stalls and shops, 2021 returns to the Bavarian village, complete with bratwurst and rocks! – hydeparkwinterwonderland.com

On the other side of the Thames you can discover Southbank Center winter market. This market is a popular winter hangout with the hip crowd and consists of smart wooden huts that offer lots of artisanal delights.

If you are looking for a non-nonsense winter market, go to Greenwich Market. This remarkable market hall is being transformed into a traditional Christmas cave, complete with festive lights – www.greenwichmarket.london

The best theater and dance

London’s West End is home to premier theater and dance, and 2021 is no exception. In addition to the return of old favorites like The Phantom of the Opera, The Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker and Les Mis, there are some exciting new productions in town this winter.

Get up, get up! Bob Marley Story has its world premiere at the Lyric Theater this winter. Based on the legendary musician’s life story and with all his most memorable songs, it’s definitely sold out, so book your tickets now! – www. getupstandupthemusical.com

From Neil Gaiman’s magical mind, The Ocean at the End of the Lane finally transfers to the West End in October. This eerily beautiful story has kept readers fascinated since 2013, so we have high hopes for the stage production!

Everyone’s favorite adventure, The Little Prince, will be brought to life this fall by Luca Silvestrini’s contemporary dance company, Protein. A captivating tale for young and old alike, this is one to warm your heart on an icy cold day-www.proteindance.co.uk/production/the-little-prince/

The best winter evenings in

There are times when, no matter what is outside, it’s just too cold and rainy to go out in the dark. Don’t worry, there are still all sorts of ways to have an unforgettable night at home.

You do not have to brave the wet weather to experience the excitement of a night at the casino, for example. The wonders of modern technology mean you can access a wide range of exciting varieties like online slots and live roulette right from the comfort of your living room. Throw in your best friends, some tasty snacks and drinks, and your best James Bond and Ginger McKenna clothes, and you’ll have a night to remember!

If you prefer your entertainment a little less engaging, how about a movie night? Thanks to innovations like Disney +, Amazon Prime Video and HBO Max, you do not have to leave the house to watch the latest blockbusters. You can even make your movie night in a triple feature, just make sure to get plenty of popcorn in advance!

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