A rooftop ice rink, an unmissable offering of espresso martinis and a pop-up perfect for whiskey lovers; here’s what not to miss this weekend in London

Words Helen Brown

Things to do this weekend in London

WINTERLAND ALPINE CLUB

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Winterland London returns in style this festive season to transport its guests back in time to the Alpine slopes of the 80’s. Expect seasonal entertainment aplenty with everything from karaoke and curling lanes to beer pong, putting pong, table tennis and more, plus Jimmy’s Lodge will be on hand to serve delicious fondues and schnitzels, best enjoyed from the heated winter lodge and washed down with a mulled wine.

winterlandlondon.com

ART ON THE UNDERGROUND

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This month Art on the Underground presents a major public commission by British artist Linder as part of the Mayor of London’s #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign. It’s the first large-scale public commission by Linder in London and consists of an 85-meter long street-level billboard at Southwark station and a cover commission for the 19th edition of the pocket tube map.

art.tfl.gov.uk

WINTER AT SOUTHBANK

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See Southbank Centre transformed this winter with magical family shows, markets, twinkling lights, festive fun and other seasonal delights. Eat, drink and be merry beside the River Thames with the return of the enchanting Winter Market,  experience the thrills of a turn-of-the-century circus and discover the theatrical spectacle that is Rumplestiltskin.

southbankcentre.co.uk

DOUBLE BARREL WHISKEY POP-UP

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This week saw the launch of Double Barrel, a new immersive pop-up whiskey bar in Charing Cross. Situated above The Theodore Bullfrog and oozing bourbon-scented cool, Double Barrel offers high-end whiskeys and barrel-aged seasonal cocktails, plus some devilishly delicious bar bites. A top spot for post-work revellery.

theodore-bullfrog.co.uk

RETOX BRUNCH

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Wellness warriors, this one is for you. The Perception at W London has partnered with At Your Beat to offer Londoners a decadent bottomless RETOX Brunch which can be paired with a lively dance class in the pop-up At Your Beat studio in White Space, Leicester Square. Class-goers can refuel post-workout with a range of delicious classics including poached eggs with avocado and spinach on an English muffin and a decadent stack of pancake with maple syrup.

theperceptionbar.com

THE ESPRESSO MARTINI SOCIETY

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Following resounding success in Soho this year, the creative team behind The Espresso Martini Society is back to carry out phase two of the cocktail pop-up, this time in Shoreditch. The six-week event will again host the largest list of Espresso Martini variations in the world, only this edition has been giving a sprinkling of festive magic. Highlights from the creative menu include The Gingerbread Man, The Randy Brandy and The Spiced Pumpkin. Tickets are £10pp and include a complimentary espresso martini; thereafter, cocktails range from £9 to £12, to be enjoyed as is, or decaffeinated if preferred.

espressomartinisociety.com

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY AT THE TOWER OF LONDON

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This Sunday the capital will play to host to a series of tributes and memorial services to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War. On Remembrance Sunday 10,000 torches will be lit up by beefeaters around the tower of London, accompanied by poetry and music.

hrp.org.uk

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY AT THE TOWER OF LONDON

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Head over to imaginative rooftop destination, Skylight this weekend to enjoy a spot of winter frivolity and fun. Guests to the rooftop hotspot can get their skates on on the ice rink before enjoying a host of festive food, drink and activities. New for 2018, Skylight will boast cosy igloos and huts on its top level, transporting guests to a wintry wonderland with mulled wine and roasted chestnuts.

skylightlondon.com

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