6 festive things to do in London this weekend (29 November – 1 December 2019)

25 Nov 2019 | Updated on: 27 Sep 2022 |By Natasha Afxentiou

From a pop-up pub at Mulberry to festive events on Chiltern Street, here's what's happening in London this week

Chiltern Street Christmas 2019, Marylebone (from Thursday)

This week, Chiltern Street in Marylebone unveiled its Christmas lights, as well as a new pop-up shop by jewellery brand Loquet. Shoppers can also peruse luxury footwear brand Velasca’s first UK boutique, or stock up on tapered candlesticks at Cire Trudon. Refuel at the sizzling Chiltern Firehouse or wander to nearby Marylebone Lane for a Tel Aviv-inspired feast at Delamina.


Date: Thursday 28 November 2019 Time: 5pm-8pm Price: Free, workshop places available on a first-come-first-served basis Location: Chiltern Street, Marylebone Closest Station: Baker Street

MATCHESFASHION Gift Bazaar, Mayfair (all week)

5 Carlos Place, the bricks-and-mortar home of matchesfashion.com, has launched its Gift Bazaar. The curated edit of Christmas wishlist-worthy wares includes fashion, jewellery and homeware from brands including Diane Kordas, The Wolseley Collection, and Emilia Wickstead. Visit this Thursday for an evening with interior stylist Twig Hutchinson, who is hosting a masterclass on creating the perfect festive table, accompanied by florist Frida Kim and illustrator Caroline Kent of Scribble & Daub.

Date: Monday-Saturday until 26 December Time: 10am-6pm Location: 5 Carlos Place, Mayfair, London, W1K 3AP Closest Station: Bond Street

Website: matchesfashion.com/5carlosplace

A Mulberry Pub at The Royal Exchange (all week)

Mulberry has opened a new boutique in The Royal Exchange, complete with a pop-up pub. Coined ‘My Local’, shoppers can unwind with drinks from Meantime Brewery or take a shot on the pool table, as well as perusing Mulberry wares including the new Belted Bayswater, which is a fresh iteration on the iconic design. Mulberry lock-in events are taking place throughout the winter season, register your interest by emailing [email protected].

Date: Monday-Friday for the next six months Time: 10am-6pm Location: Unit 9, Royal Exchange, London, EC3V 3LR Closest Station: Bank

Website: theroyalexchange.co.uk

Winter Fashion Weekend, Canary Wharf

Coinciding with Black Friday, Canary Wharf is hosting its annual festive fashion weekender, with discounts and special offers galore. Enjoy discounts of up to 50% off at boutiques including Monica Vinader, Sandro, Maje, Aspinal of London, Reiss and The White Company to name just a few. There will be exclusive promotions and pop-up lounges throughout the weekend, as well as live music and plenty of festive cheer.

Sandro Paris

Date: Friday 29 November to Sunday 1 December 2019 Time: Friday: 9am-8pm; Saturday: 10am-7pm; Sunday: 12pm-6pm Price: Free Location: Throughout Canary Wharf with fashion shows in Canada Place and Jubilee Place Closest Station: Canary Wharf

Website: canarywharf.com

Wreath Making at McQueens Flower School

Immerse yourself in the magical, enchanting world of McQueens Flower School this winter season. The master florist is hosting intimate wreath-making workshops throughout December, held at the foliage-filled warehouse in Bethnal Green. The head of McQueens Flower School, Sophie Powell, will teach you how to create a wild, characterful arrangement inspired by foraging, while offering plenty of expert guidance and insider anecdotes. There is also flowing champagne, mince pies and a festive soundtrack.

Date: 9 and 12 December 2019 Time: Morning, afternoon and evening slots Price: £260 Location: 229 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 0EL Closest Station: Whitechapel / Cambridge Heath

Website: mcqueens.co.uk

Wave Multisensory Light Installation, Eccleston Yards (from Thursday)

The courtyard at Eccleston Yards by Victoria is being transformed this week into a resplendent wellbeing wonderland with the launch of their chromotherapy-inspired Christmas installation. Titled Wave, the immersive display is made up of 500 colourful hanging orbs, which use the healing powers of chromotherapy (also referred to as colour therapy). Vibrations within each orb help promote happiness, serenity and renewed energy, for an altogether more upbeat festive season.

Date: From 28 November 2019 Time: 4pm-10pm daily Location: Eccleston Yards, 21 Eccleston Place, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9AZ Closest Station: Victoria

Website: hmayfairandbelgravia.com/eccleston-yards