things to do christmas london
things to do christmas london

6 Festive Things To Do In London This Weekend (1-2 December 2018)

29 Nov 2018 | Updated on: 27 Sep 2022 |By Abi Sritharan

What's on in London this weekend (1-2 December 2018)

The Maiyet Collective, Mayfair (all weekend)

Sustainable luxury fashion brand, Maiyet, curates a sustainable pop-up boutique each month at The Conduit, Mayfair’s stylish new members’ club with a focus on social change. Available to members and non-members alike, this month’s festive offering features an array of ethically-focused and innovative fashion, jewellery and lifestyle brands. It’s the ideal spot to start your Christmas shopping this weekend.

Date: 29 November-1 December Time: Varies Location: The Conduit, 40 Conduit Street, 1st Floor, W1S 2YQ Closest Station: Oxford Circus


Chelsea Christmas Shopping Event (Saturday)

Head to Chelsea this weekend for a glorious day of discounts and Christmas cheer. More than 70 boutiques and restaurants are offering exclusive promotions across Duke of York Square, Sloane Street and Pavilion Road, alongside complimentary gift-wrapping, warming drinks and festive treats. There will also be horse and carriage rides; wreath-making workshops at Chelsea Physic Garden; free festive makeovers at NARS and plenty more family-friendly Yuletide gatherings. Look out for Annoushka’s roast chestnut stand on Pavilion Road and an in-store illustrator at Delpozo.

Date: 1 December Time: 10am-6pm Location: Duke of York Square, Chelsea, SW3 4LY Closest Station: Sloane Square


B&H Garden Room, Leicester Square (all weekend)

Created by the inimitable Bourne & Hollingsworth team, the B&H Garden Room is a new sky-high bar and restaurant near Leicester Square. As its name suggests, the light-filled Garden Room is abundant with hanging foliage, orange trees and winter blooms, complemented by a brasserie-style menu of seasonal sharing plates and vibrant cocktails. At night, enjoy sparkling panoramic views of London’s skyline through floor-to-ceiling windows, or book the private dining room that sits 22.

Date: From 22 November Time: 7am-midnight (Monday-Thursday), 7am-1am (Friday-Saturday), 7am-11.30pm (Sunday) Location: 10th floor, Assembly Hotel, 27-31 Charring Cross Road, WC2H 0LS Closest Station: Charring Cross


Novikov Christmas Market, Mayfair (all weekend)

Berkeley Street’s Russian restaurant and bar, Novikov, is once again transforming Mayfair Place into a sparkling Christmas market this weekend. Shop luxury gifts from independent retailers, including artwork by Tanja Möderscheim and handcrafted baubles by Olivia & Pearl. Enjoy hot food from the Novikov kitchens, warming cocktails and Louis Roederer champagne, accompanied by carol singers, live DJs, festive merriment and a guest appearance from Santa’s reindeers on Saturday.

Date: 30 November-1 December Time: 11am-9pm Price: Free entry Location: Mayfair Place, W1 Closest Station: Piccadilly Circus


London Art Week Winter, Mayfair & St James’s (all weekend)

London Art Week opens this Friday for its winter edition, bringing together 32 galleries for an enthralling week of pre-contemporary art, mounted at leading galleries in Mayfair and St James’s. Enjoy exhibitions showcasing Old Master paintings and historic sculpture and antiquities, alongside talks, tours and a late-night event on Monday.

Date: 29 November-7 December Time: 10am-6pm (Weekdays), 11am-6pm (Weekends) Price: Free Location: St. James’s and Mayfair Closest Station: Green Park


Mortimer House Anniversary, Fitzrovia (all weekend)

Mortimer House, the stylish six-storey members’ club, co-working space and all-day kitchen in the heart of Fitzrovia, is marking its first anniversary with a weekend of celebrations. Members and non-members are welcome to join four days of activities including a Mean Girls-inspired workout class in partnership with FRAME on Saturday morning, entitled Jingle Bell Rock; cookery classes from 4pm on Saturday and a family-friendly afternoon of films and entertainment on Sunday.

Date: 29 November-1 December Time: Varies Price: Varies Location: 37-41 Mortimer Street, W1T 3JH Closest Station: Oxford Circus