6 things to do in London this December

From a Budgy Smuggler Pop-up for those last minute Christmas gifts to Ice Skating at the Tower of London.

It's almost Christmas, so we'll list some of the best events to help you get into the Christmas spirit before the big day. If you're feeling Bah Humbug! Then don't worry, we've included a few just for you to enjoy.

1

Budgy Smuggler Christmas Pop-up

The Australian sports brand that popped up with Princes William and Harry this year is popping up in London this month. Australian swimwear brand Budgy Smuggler, which Prince Harry tried on while in Sydney for the Invictus games in October, will be popping up in London between the 10th-15th December at Old Street Station, next to the entrance to the Magic Roundabout bar. The increasingly popular brand has made a habit of popping up with both royal and sporting celebrities alike.

2

YOUTH & GAUDI – ‘ASTRONAUT ALCHEMISTS’ Album Launch Party

The launch of their latest album ‘Astronaut Alchemists’ sonic pioneer YOUTH and maverick producer GAUDI are hosting a launch party at Bloc in Hackney Wick on Friday, 7th of December. The event will see them both make a rare live appearance together to perform the full album live on stage with a full band.

3

Smooth Santa’s 70s Christmas Party

This Christmas Party will be taking place at The Hurlingham Club in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust on Thursday, 20th December. Guests can expect live pop and disco bangers by Wham!, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Phil Collins, Bee Gees, Toto, Oasis and many more, washed down with smooth champagne, beer and cocktails. And, rock band The Tomicks will be playing live throughout the evening.

4

Ice Skate at The Tower of London

Skate in the grounds of London's most famous castle. Glide across the rink and pretend you are Torvill and Dean - you might even see a Beefeater. Open daily until 6th January

5

Mariah Carey at the O2

Enjoy a little of festive with songstress Mariah on her critically acclaimed All I Want For Christmas Is You Tour, at London's O2 on Tuesday 11th December.

6

Miracle on Henrietta Street

The folks at the Henrietta Hotel in Covent Garden have launched a spectacular Christmas Cocktail bar pop-up, and you won't believe how Christmassy it is. There are too many Santa's and fairy lights to count. Open daily until Christmas Eve.

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