London Living: November, What To Do, Eat and See

3 November, 2014

London Living: November, What To Do, Eat and See

3 November, 2014
The weather might not be able to make up its mind but that Christmassy feeling is finally on us!  Here are some ideas to fill your weekends with this November...

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Bonfire Night Celebrations 

Remember, remember the 5th of November.  This week there are numerous events across the capital remembering the gunpowder, treason and plot!

On the 5th itself you can choose from displays and bonfire events in Southwark, Lambeth, Crystal Palace and Wimbledon.  The much anticipated Lord Mayor’s Show and Fireworks takes place on Saturday the 8th, fireworks will be launched from a barge between Waterloo and Blackfriars Bridge!

Or you may prefer to attend Battersea Park firework display also on the Saturday, with entertainment kicking off at 6.30pm you will have your entire evening sorted, just don’t forget to buy a ticket!

Witches and Wicked Bodies at The British Museum - Free

Halloween may have come and gone but that is no reason not to continue the spooky theme.  This exhibition examines the portrayal of witches and witchcraft from the Renaissance to the end of the 19th C, and includes prints and drawings by artists such as Goya, Delacroix and Dante Gabriel Rossetti.  It traces the changing attitudes surrounding witchcraft, from a mark of ill society and devil worshiping to its romanticism and dramatization from the 1800’s onward.

Somerset House Ice Rink 11th November – January

Skate by day and party by night, or how about a little apres-skate cocktail and fondue?  Hosted in connection with Fortnum & Mason, the rink encompasses some of the best international clubs, food and drinking experiences as a well as some classic Christmas ice skating.  Head down on a Tuesday for Glad Tidings Tuesdays and experience festive entertainment, yuletide delicacies and the Christmas arcade- a pop up version of the Piccadilly Fortnum and Mason store.

The Scandinavian Christmas Market 21-23rd November

The market takes place near the Finnish and Norwegian churches in Rotherhithe where you can browse Scandinavian gift and decoration ideas, sample hearty Scandinavian food and of course mulled wine.  Oh and there are huskies…! So head down for an alternative northern take on the Christmas market craze.

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red: Tower Of London WW1 Centenary Commemoration

On July 17, a swell of 888,246 ceramic poppies began to sweep across the dry moat at the tower of London, the developing installation commemorates the centenary of the war.  Each poppy represents a British or Colonial fatality from WW1, after Armistice day on the 11th of November the red tide of poppies will slowly recede so make sure you get down there soon if you want to see the installation at its fullest!


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