With fireworks and Halloween out of the way, all focus is now on CHRISTMAS! Now, don’t get me wrong, Christmas with the kids is wonderful, and we love our annual Christmas Lights walk, but sometimes it’s quite good to leave them at home with the sitter and head out …! Here are my recommendations for Christmas in London for the adults!


First up is Winterland, which is just over the river from us in Fulham.

Winterland is all about the retro acres ski. The press release says:

Fulham’s first Thameside beach has had a retro ski chalet makeover – expect heated hunting lodges, fondue and schnitzel, mountain scenes, feasting tables, gondolas and chairlifts, bauble filled igloos and much more

The weekends see live music and DJs, and whilst not listening to music, you can be playing beer-pong, curling or exercising the lungs with some karaoke. Worth getting a sitter for, I say.

Prices start from £5 and you get a complimentary mulled wine on entry!

Christmas in London for the adults


I drove past Clapham Common and already Winterville is setting up. Winterville is fab for adults and kids alike, but when the kids at home, there’s loads to do aside from the kid-friendly fair and iceskating. There are some awesome DJ nights including Mel C’s 90s mixtape (I caught a little bit of the is at The Big Feastival, it is impossible not to dance) and the legendary Norman Jay.

Coppa Club

Why not have dinner in one of the igloos on The Coppa Club. Complete with blankets and sheepskin rugs and a vista over the city, what could be more romantic. Also they serve hot gin. What more reason do you need?!

A Show ..

Of course you could always catch a show. I saw 42nd Street at the start of the year and it really is a sparkly spectacular.

42nd street,



Lastly, given Christmas is a religious festival, a perfect event is the carol singing at St Martin’s in the field. The Glory of Christmas with the Choir of Christ’s College Cambridge is on 14 December, Handel’s Messiah by Candlelight on 15 and 16 December, and Christmas with the English Chamber Choir on 16 December.

Whatever you choose, have a wonderful christmassy child-free time!