From festive wonderlands to cultural food-crawls via James Franco in the flesh (yes, really), ELLE has your weekend schedule covered with our cultural round-up.
Words by Liz ConnorMore
GOING OUT: Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Ice skating, grottos and glühwein by the tankard – is it any wonder that Winter Wonderland is fast becoming our favourite Christmas tradition?
The Hyde Park takeover returns this year with a whole host of attractions including two circuses, a glittering observation wheel, a magical ice kingdom (including magical ice bar) and a whole host of fairground rides ranging from laughable to terrifying. And best of all? Entry is free.
royalparks.org.uk, Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH
EXHIBITION: Allen Jones RA
From a bronzed bust of Kate Moss to his infamously kinky ‘Power Of Desire’ chair, few artists get people talking like Allen Jones. Well now you can join the debate as The Royal Academy hosts a retrospective exhibition of the celebrated Pop artist’s impressive career.
The exhibition will include prints, paintings and the iconic figurative sculptures from the late 1960s up to the present day.
royalacademy.org.uk, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD