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Seven Things To Do In London This Week

Christmas has been and gone, and New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, but there’s always plenty to do in London.

Whether you’re a local staying in the capital this year, or you’re visiting for the (in-between) festive season, there’s always something magical to do in the UK’s capital city. Here’s our guide to some of the best London holiday activities this week.

1. Shop At Borough Market

This is the place to get everything you need for a spectacular New Year’s Eve dinner, while shopping in a beautifully festive atmosphere. Borough Market has been decorated to the nines to celebrate the holiday spirit, and has welcomed special traders for the season, too. Don’t miss the opportunity to pick up unique blends from Caméler Spice Co. to help you whip up a memorable holiday feast.


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2. Dine On The Dorchester Rooftop

Enjoy the breathtaking view of London’s Hyde Park from The Dorchester’s rooftop terrace. In partnership with LVMH, the hotel has created a magical atmosphere where guests can enjoy a three-hour chef’s menu, or a selection of shareable plates, from the comfort of weather-proofed Winter Globes. Elegant and intimate, this Christmas treat is CF Team tested and approved.


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3. Take Afternoon Tea at Mariage Frères

Mariage Frères is one of the best brands for tea, and their Salon de Thé, located in Covent Garden, is the ideal place for afternoon tea with family or friends. Alongside a wide variety of teas, their festive menu includes extravagant hors-d’oeuvres and tea-infused pastries. Visit for a gourmet afternoon that will delight tea experts and amateurs alike.


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4. Visit Kew Gardens

Head to Kew Gardens after dark to see how this famous botanical garden has been dolled up for the holiday season. Visitors can stroll under a winter-lights trail, trees draped in jewel-toned colours, illuminations, and much more. Hot chocolates and spiced, winter drinks are available throughout the trail. It doesn’t get more magical than this.


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5. Explore The Fabulous World of Dior at Harrods

Enter a Dior-themed wonderland in the heart of Knightsbridge. Harrods is hosting the Fabulous World of Dior, and it’s as spectacular as you might imagine. From the illuminated façades to the gingerbread-themed Dior Café, this is a feast for all the senses. Take a stroll through the Dior boutique before having a festive drink and picking up an edible piece of the brand… this is a Christmas and NYE dream all rolled into one.


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6. Go Ice Skating At Queen’s House Ice Rink

Get yourself and your loved ones tickets to go skating at the Queen’s House Ice Rink in Greenwich for an enchanting afternoon. This open-air ice rink is set on the grounds of the beautiful Royal Museums Greenwich, a UNESCO World Heritage sight. You’ll get to skate with one of the best backdrops in London. And, even if you’re not a skater, you can enjoy a warm drink at the nearby Benugo café, and stop to admire the view.


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7.  Watch A Christmas Carol At The Old Vic

No matter that the big day has been and gone, this Christmas classic is a wonderful watch anytime this festive season. Produced for the Old Vic for this 6th time this year, the 2022 adaptation features a great cast of actors, including Owen Teale from A Game of Thrones as Ebenezer Scrooge. It’s a magical holiday experience you and your family won’t want to miss.


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