05 November 2015

Light Up November In The Big Smoke


Oh November, November you sneaky little thing you! You've crept up on us all like an unexpected case of the munchies - attacking us with foggy stabs of nippy winds, early bird sunset falls and blankets of God damn drizzle that laugh in the face of ever hoping to achieve a good hair day.
Why hello there frizz you meddling old friend!

Well I don't know about you but it seems as though 2015 has flown by in a frantic frenzy with pimms-soaked plans for lazy summer picnic and sandy beach far-flung fancies being organised only yesterday! Now the serious stuff is all going down. The big-girl cable knitwear is out for walking, the fire log evenings are well underway and suddenly our G&T tumblers are being kicked into boot by the big boy triple hot chocolates, extra cream, extra whip and a wafer to finish please.


As Christmas races round the corner to whack us sideways with empty bank accounts and tummies full of Nana's rum-soaked mince pies and Cadbury's choccie selection boxes, it's about time I scoured out the very best events jingling their way into the berry merry season of glitter and fun. It's time to razzle and dazzle as the night streets begin to twinkle in starry delight, snuggle into winter glory with lashings of laughter, love and and find yourself engulfed in cheeky conversations, bottomless oboe and cracking music to wail to. 


Without further adieu let me unleash the ribbon on my festive sack of London's finest events gifting us this November...


Syon House & Park, Brentford End



Syon Park's Enchanted woodland welcomes its' tenth anniversary this 2015 so enchant yourself with the magic of nature by admiring the ornamental illuminations and twinkling lights whilst you meander through the arboretum and gardens set to come alive. There's no better way to ease yourself into the magical festive spirit with a mesmerising trial through the grounds of beautiful London.


13th-22nd November 2015


Boasting its twenty second third The EFG London Jazz festival is ready to get cracking this November with one almighty and truly unforgettable celebration of international jazz highlights and powerhouse rhythm line-ups. Get yourself down here for a night of dusky blues, tempting tipples and legendary not-to-be-missed performances awash with style, flare and unquestionable soul.


South Building, Strand, 18th November 2015 - 10th January 2016



Get yourself ready for one night of ice-cool fun at one of London's most memorable winter experiences where christmas comes alive on ice complete with an extra slice of seasonal indulgence. Twirl and swirl like Torvill and Dean, warm yourself with steamy tankards of spicy fruit mulled wine, munch through comforting nibbles of taste sensations all laced up with unforgettable mischief and tomfoolery.


Royal Botanical Gardens, 25th November 2015 - 2nd January 2016



Capture a taste of magic with the sparkling after-dark experience that awaits upon the glowing waterside and world-famous gardens nestled at Kew. Wrap yourself up in the infectious festive fare with the beautiful seasonal makeover of holly bush choir displays, glistening optical arrangements and snowflake dusted christmas trees. A trail of mischievous festive fun awaits...!


20th November 2015 - 3rd January 2016



An ice kingdom of magic and mischief glides into London towards the end of November. An enchantment of festivities with a glistening lake of frozen ice, fairytale sculptures of gawk upon, a winter wonderland of circus entertainment complete with spectacular wooden chalets alit with twinkly lights and tempting gifts. Get yourself down here for a touch of the whimsical magic of Christmas!


The Vaults, Waterloo, 27th November 2015



In need of a slice of escapism and the adventure of the big screen? Nestled away in the Vaults underneath Waterloo boasts an urban-cool theatre cinema with cosy luxury seating, tantalising treats to munch the night away and a plethora of thirst-quenching cocktails whipped up by spirited baristas and top-quality mixers. Time to unleash your inner film buff and prepare for a night of classic screening pleasure amongst the finest secret cinematic world! 


6th - 9th November & 27th - 29th November 2015



Get stuck into the ultimate festive spirit and shop amongst some of the most beautiful displays of must-have gifts and seasonal trends in one of London's finest and eloquently decorated displays of festivity! Harrods is hosting two magical spending extravaganza weekends with a christmas cracker of events ranging from special gift wrapping booths, exciting competitions, selected festive face painting as well as creative customised crafting. 


Vaudeville Theatre, From 30th November 2015



The hilariously award-winning actor and best-selling author Dawn French is set to perform her first solo-show in London's well-known Vaudeville Theatre. Hailed to be one of her most down-to-earth and hilariously wicked shows, Dawn French takes the audience through the trials and tribulations of her life to date laced with humour guaranteed to have your howling in pain and sarcasm to tickle your funny bone. 30 Million Minutes takes us through the life lessons of this most-loved lady and how her countless rises and falls have shaped her into the hilariously doolally woman of British comedy. 


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