Summer festivals and fireworks night might be two of the main draws at Ally Pally in any calendar year. But there’s also plenty going on during the winter months. This year, Ally Pally has focused its efforts on a Santa’s Grotto. Here, kids can meet (and snap a photo with) Father Christmas himself. The Grotto is open 10 am–6 pm, and spaces fill up fast.
If you’re making the trip, it’s well worth taking a look at what else is on too. As always there’s a packed schedule of winter performances. This year’s shows include Peter Pan Goes Wrong and Pinocchio on Ice. And if you’re feeling nostalgic, there’s also Club Fromage: All I Want for Christmas—a festive special edition of the usual pop club night.
The London Diwali festival attracts approximately 35,000 people each year to celebrate this Hindu, Sikh and Jain festival of light. Expect lots of lively music, dance and an authentic market with food, craft, art and henna.
Late October isn’t just the time of year for dressing up for Halloween. It’s also time for the autumn edition of the bi-annual pop culture expo (although canceled in 2021 due to COVID-19, the spring event usually takes place over […]
An annual festival celebrating the area’s rich history and culture with events taking place in various venues around Bloomsbury. This year’s theme is “Shining Light”. Events in previous years have included street parties, dance and music performances, scientific workshops, interactive games, […]
Run by the International Antique & Collector’s Fairs group, this is a large fair repeated throughout the year with some excellent opportunities to find some unusual items. Often attracting over 300 antique dealers since taking over the venue in 2104, […]