So there are less than 21 days left till Christmas, and to be honest it has snuck up on me this year and I have been slow to embrace the cheer. However it is never to late to get in the spirit! For the next 2 days I will be providing you with things to buy, do or eat in London this December! I’m calling Lanky Girl’s Advent calendar. Now let’s just say you are the kind of naughty child who likes to open all the doors at once…. see below for days 1-4 and you can do just that 😉
Day 1 – first day of Christmas – time to get your decorations up!
It’s okay if you haven’t done this yet, if you’re serious about decorations then you have to head down to my favourite shop Liberty. You can find all that you need in their Christmas shop, from racks of the most loveliest baubles to liberty print crackers. You won’t want to leave empty-handed.
If you are feeling thrifty then try making your own! The National Trust has a really cool and easy bauble making how to guide.
You know it’s Christmas when the ice rinks re-open around London. Every year for the last 3 years I have been skating at the National History Museum. For me it is one of the prettiest since it is surrounded by decorated trees and its never too packed. They also serve the best hot chocolate!
It wouldn’t be Christmas without performances of The Nutcracker. Those who are yet to experience the magic of this ballet are in for a treat. The costumes are alwasy spectacular and the ENO house is a beautiful building to in enjoy it in.
Day 4 go and see the Upside Down House on Blackfriars Road
The weird and wonderful Upside Down House is the Grande finale to MERGE 2013, artist Alex Chinneck has created a large-scale site-specific work on a building due for demolition on Blackfriars Road. The currently disused site has had its façade turned upside down with a design that considers and celebrates the history and life of the building. The building, which dates from 1780, is due to be demolished as part of a much-delayed development of 23 and 42-storey towers.