By Charlotte Cox
It’s Christ-maaaaas! So eat, drink and be merry at romantic winter pop-ups, boozy ski chalets and hipper festive marketsMore
DRINK: Ski Lodge at the Montague
Throwing yourself down a mountain on a pair of sticks is all well and good, but everyone knows skiing is really all about the après. Which is why we love this festive pop-up at The Montague, which dispenses with all the sliding around and gets straight to the good stuff. Namely schnapps, winter Pimms, mulled wine and hot spiced cider, served in a pop-up ski chalet complete with pine trees, reindeer and falling snow. And as an added bonus, there’s far less chance of ending up in A&E. Well, unless you REALLY hit the Pimms.
Until January Montague Hotel, 15 Montague Street, WC1B 5BJ
SHOPPING: Shoreditch Christmas Market and Winter Gathering
Still got shopping to do? Well, you COULD come to this bringing together of all things upcycled and vintage, treat your loved ones to affordable artworks, handmade textiles, hip homewares and one-off jewellery, then celebrate with street food and entertainment courtesy of Tokyo Nights. Or, you could get them socks. Your call.
18-19 Dec; free Red Gallery, 1-3 Rivington Street, EC2A 3DT