Swimming outside on Christmas day in London? As ludicrous (and unappealing to many) as that might sound, it’s an annual tradition.
Every year since 1854, the hardy members of The Serpentine Swimming Club race at 9 am on Christmas morning at the south bank of the lake at Hyde Park, close to the Serpentine Café. The Peter Pan Cup is an annual event so-called because the trophy was donated by novelist J.M. Barrie in 1904 when his play Peter Pan made its London theatre debut. A race isn’t a race without spectators, so if you’re in town and fancy a walk, you can watch from a safe (and dry) distance. Wrap up warm, and marvel at their swimmy stamina.
After going digital to help with social distancing efforts, West Norwood Feast is back IRL! Returning are four hubs: Village Green, Food Fair, Fresh and Green and Artisans’ Market with crowd favourites—like street food, arts, crafts, vintage items and local […]
This year Portobello Market is moving to a schedule of winter weekends, with local community groups, retailers, charities and market stall holders. Together, the locals will put on four weekends of performances, market stalls and festive fun. One of the […]
Celebrate with festivities galore while helping out local charity, St John’s Hospice. There will be stalls with handmade goods and gifts as well as some of London’s best street food. There will be plenty of entertainment including a fair ground, […]
Get festive, do your bit for charity and do some exercise before the weeks of indulging begin with this great day out in London. The Njinga Santa Cycle is in its 7th year and gathers Santa-suited cyclists together to travel […]
If you’re on the lookout for something alternative this Christmas, where better to go than an independent artist’s market? The E17 Designers Market is back again this year, with new and regular makers and creators selling their wares. There’ll be […]