....................DECEMBER 2013...................


Southbank Centre

Thursday 19th - Sunday 22nd December 2013

12-8pm (except Sun)


Organised by the Real Food Festivals team, this Christmas market is the best place to find quirky Christmas food items, perfect for pressies or for entertaining.

Located behind the Royal Festival Hall, expect to find lots of traditional and quirky seasonal treats from handmade mince pies and puddings to chocolates, cheese and wine. You can also find free-range Turkey, if you still haven’t ordered yours! Spreading the festive joy, there will be choirs singing Xmassy songs throughout the period. Sample the various street food on display which showcases the Capitals diverse cultures all in one place at the Southbank Centre. The market is open till 8pm on most evenings and 6pm on Sunday. For more details click here.



Festival Pier, London

Saturday 14th December 2013



A unique opportunity to see the Capital’s glorious, iconic architecture along the River Thames with this, Christmas Special, after dark boat tour, for one day only!

Creative lighting dramatically re-enforces the diverse buildings and specialist guide, architect Benny O’Looney will enlighten the passengers by providing commentary with his in-depth knowledge on the history of this architecture.  Organised by the Open-City, London's leading architecture education organisation, this tour will give everyone the opportunity to discover and learn what makes great architecture.

Departing from Festival Pier, the tour will first go upstream, taking in Battersea Power Station, before heading downstream towards Canary Wharf, underneath colourfully lit bridges including Tower Bridge. Other iconic buildings that will be seen include, Somerset House (Sir William Chambers/Dixon Jones), Tate Modern (Sir Giles Gilbert Scott/Herzog & de Meuron), The Shard, Oxo Tower, Royal Festival Hall (Allies and Morrison refurbishment), Lasdun's National Theatre and Foster’s City Hall.


This quirky tour can be an ideal Christmas treat for a loved one or friend. The tour departs from and returns to Festival Pier, South Bank, London.  The tour lasts 2.5 hours and seating will be in the inside deck. Regretfully no children under 7 are allowed.

Buy your mulled wine from the on-board bar, sit back, enjoy and learn about London’s infamous architecture. Get your tickets here.

All ticket purchases will help to support the work of Open-City including their pioneering education programmes.





Every Weekend Fri-Sun till 8th December 

5pm-9pm (Last entry 8pm)


Wow! This Week Anomalous London brings you a truly Magical, Enchanting, Anomalous Experience. A walk through the woods at Syon Park which has been amazingly lit up with special affect lighting and even some musical, lighting shows.

A must-see experience for the whole family. Lots of interactive activity for the kids as they master the controls of the colour of the lighting features at a touch of a button. The walk takes about 45 minutes, make sure you take your camera, (not the camera on your phone, but a ‘proper’ camera!!) The pictures you take will show the woods in an even better perspective than the naked eye will. Hot food and drink is available at the start and end of the walk. Benches are available along the way if you want to rest. Make sure you wrap up, it is cold out there! The Garden Centre refectory will stay open during these evenings so you have access to the toilets. Plenty of mulled wine and hot chestnuts available.

After the walk, there is a fabulous laser light show in the Dome observatory. This is truly amazing and something both kids and adults can enjoy. Make sure to take pictures.

For tickets please click here. (Very reasonably priced!)

I took over 100 pictures! Had to share a selection of best ones with you below.