Ice skating in the South, a wreath-making masterclass and an almighty new burger; here’s what not to miss this weekend in London
Words Helen Brown
What not to miss this weekend in London
A WREATH-MAKING MASTERCLASS
Christmas has arrived in Boxpark Croydon with an action-packed advent calendar of events. Join Columbia Creative there this weekend as they host a wreath-making masterclass. Guests will moss their very own 12″ wreath base and decorate with fresh mixed foliage and pinecones, perfect for any festive front door.
FLAT IRON X PATTY & BUN
Patty & Bun has teamed up with Flat Iron to create a seriously sumptuous burger special. Welcome… the Iron Patty. This Galloway beef patty is adorned with Roscoff, fontina ‘goo’, dripping and truffle mayo, and makes for a divine respite from too much turkey. Available from 1st – 22nd December, this special will ONLY be available at Patty & Bun Old Compton St and Flat Iron Golborne Road for just £12.
OBLIX TANQUERAY NO. TEN TREEHOUSE PARTY
Oblix Tanqueray No. TEN Treehouse is officially open for the festive season, promising guests an immersive experience with unparalleled views over Tower Bridge, the city and beyond. The bar at Oblix East has been transformed into the heart of the treehouse, with twisted branches sprawling out from the bar, along with twinkling lights and eclectic antiquities such as telescopes. To celebrate, Oblix East will be throwing their first ever Oblix Late-Night Treehouse Party this weekend with World Class bartender Jamie Jones quenching thirsts and DJ ReviveHER on the decks.
2 December, tickets available here.
After a year off, the pop-up town of Winterville heads south of the river to Clapham Common for a brilliant extravaganza for all ages. Skate on Clapham Common’s first-ever ice rink, enjoy sensational street food from Street Feast, play crazy golf, ride the big wheel and grab gifts from an alternative Christmas market; the offering is endless.
CHRISTMAS LATES AT OLD SPITALFIELDS MARKET
Old Spitalfields Market is getting into the Christmas spirit with a series of late-night feasts. On Thursday 30th November, Friday 1st, 8th and 15th December, The Market will stay open longer into the evening serving up unique private feasting menus courtesy of the restaurants at The Kitchens. Expect warming drinks, live entertainment and an array of special festive dishes.
DIGGING HIS HEELS IN
Legendary shoemaker Christian Louboutin has teamed up with uber-cool gardening magazine Rakesprogress for an exhibition like no other. Digging His Heels In features a beautiful collection of images captured by Jane Hilton at Louboutin’s own private 13th-century chateau garden in France, plus three stunning floral installations from some of London’s leading florists. A must for fans of fashion, floristry and fabulous art.
1 – 7 December
3 Floral Street, Covent Garden
A firm favourite for foodie fanatics, and now with a sprinkling of festive cheer, Mercato Metropolitano sits within 45,000 square foot of battered industrial space, not far from Borough High Street. On offer? A superb selection from some of London and Italy’s artisanal producers of burrata, focaccia di Recco, gnocco fritto, Neapolitan pizza, handmade tortellini, house-roasted coffee and proper Italian gelato, plus some Christmas treats. Head over with an appetite and hunker down for an evening of feasting.
THE COME UP, NOW GALLERY
In the NOW Gallery’s third fashion commission, Charles Jeffrey will showcase his vibrant and emotive illustrations, amplified in a three-dimensional format. Interactive aspects invite you to open up to your alter ego and let creativity take over in this exploration of the realm of identities.