Now it’s December you can feel no shame in getting the Christmas Jumper on, the tree up and filling yourself with mince pies and mulled wine. If you want a bit more direction to your festive revelry then have a read of our December recommendations. And remember, eat, drink and be merry!
With views including Royal Festival Hall and the London Eye, it’s a stunning location to enjoy some mulled wine and German sausage. The Southbank is a favourite spot of mine year round, but at Christmas it really is magical. The market runs up until the 4th Jan 2015.
It’s already been recommended by Radio 4, Time Out, BBC London, and now us! Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet host nights celebrating 70s & 80s soul, funk and disco for people who remember the tunes the first time round & still want to party! However although their target audience is 30+ the widening appeal of the music means they get a real eclectic mix at their nights. Join them for a Xmas knees up on Saturday 13th December at Blackheath Concert Halls.
Join bespoke catering company Caiger & Co this December as they pop up at 6 Southwark Street, on the corner of Borough Market. Having both an upstairs bar with tapas style dining and a downstairs BYO supperclub running throughout the month. There’s a focus on the local traders with a weekly night to showcase a specific producer from Borough Market.
For an alternative Christmas experience head to the Oxo Tower where a handful of Philip Pullman’s Grim Tales adaptations have been transformed into an immersive theatrical production. Running until February, tickets don’t come cheap at £45 a pop.
Head to an old Victorian hay loft in Brixton to enjoy a five course tasting menu which changes each week and is available on Fridays and Saturdays only. Post dinner the bar is open to all with cocktails and a DJ till late. Just make sure you don’t get the name confused and end up at the Wetherspoons…
Join Julia Lambeth for the first event from the newly launched South London Wine School. For an idea of what to expect we’re sharing one of Julia’s top wine tips –
You get what you pay for – making the jump from a £5 to £6 bottle of wine will have a dramatic affect on quality. At £5 most of what you pay is tax, duty and other costs – only about 50p will be wine. At £6 all those costs are broadly the same but you get £1.50 worth of wine. Wine maths.
For more tips and plenty of wine head to the first in a series of evening tastings. The Christmas Fizz’ tasting, takes place on Sunday, Dec 14, from 5-7pm at The Mitre in Greenwich.
The new venue from Corsica Studios, which opened this summer, has covered up for the winter and is serving a range of hot drinks to keep the cold away. There’s food and music on most nights, with offers for those with tickets to events at nearby Corsica Studios.