Pop-up Screens Christmas season, Notting Hill
It will be a few months until you can enjoy al fresco cinema again but, in the meantime, Pop-up Screens has relocated to a hideaway in Notting Hill which will be filled with snow and festive decorations in preparation for a season of Christmassy films. Accessible only through a magic wardrobe, the new venue will host screenings of films including The Muppets Christmas Carol, Miracle on 34th Street, Home Alone, Santa Claus The Movie and Nightmare Before Christmas.
Krug Kreperie, Covent Garden
If youre Christmas shopping in Covent Garden, treating yourself to some decadent refuelling seems like the only sensible thing to do. Reknowned French chef Pierre Koffmann has teamed up with premium champagne Krug to create the Krug Kreperie; gorgeous French chalet-inspired dining pods inside giant champagne crates on the East Piazza. Inside, the rustic wooden pods will be swathed in sheepskins to keep you warm as you raise a glass to Krug and try one of Koffmans especially designed crepes.
East Piazza, Covent Garden; December 2nd-8th, 12-8pm; £35 for a glass of Grand Cuvee and a crepe; pre-booking not mandatory.
Santa Paws Grotto, Pimlico
Lest we forget its Christmas for dogs too, Lilys Kitchen is launching Londons first pop-up Santa Paws Grotto. Dog-lovers can bring their pooch to meet Santa, submit their wish lists and shop for inspired doggie stocking fillers. Dogs will be served Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, to enjoy at their very own table while owners try mince pies and mulled wine. There will be a fancy dress box for dogs and a pampering station offering canine massages. Plus, for every Christmas Dinner for Dogs purchased at the grotto, Lilys Kitchen will donate one dinner to a dog in need through the charity All Dogs Matter.
BuyMyWardrobe Pop-up Shop, Marble Arch
You can appease some Christmas spending guilt while indulging your shopping impulses at BuyMyWardrobes Christmas pop-up shop. As well as pre-owned dresses, shoes and designer handbags, the pop-up will feature carefully selected, often limited-edition, items from the BuyMyWardrobe sellers. There will also be a range of homeware made from up-cycled original vintage fabric think gorgeous lampshades and cushions and a selection of customised jumpers created by the in-house seamstress. Best of all, not only are you buying pre-owned items, the proceeds from each sale go directly to charity.
17 Seymour Place, London, W1H 5BF; Normal store opening times are Mon - Fri 9am-6pm, Saturday 11am-6pm. The pop up will run throughout December. Open evening is on Thursday 5th December, with minced pies and mulled wine from 6pm-8pm;
#CreateChristmas photography exhibition, Victoria
For three days, the 90ft-high façade of Cardinal Place will be transformed into an interactive photography exhibition, as members of the public submit pictures to be projected onto the building, summing up what Christmas means to them. The opening night will be sparkly, with performances by reformed Sugababes ensemble, MKS, and the London Ballet Company, plus the prerequisite mince pies and mulled sangria. If you miss that, catch The IDMC London Gospel Choir and other live performances on the following nights. Proceeds from the exhibition go to The Princes Trust.