Are you a user, a maker or a designer? Whatever you are, the new design museum in South Kensington is for you. The museum tells the story of contemporary design through these interconnected roles. Highlights include the London 2012 Olympics Torch, a model of the new London Tube train and a 1980’s Sony Walkman.
A five-meter high Christmas tree is trapped in a block of ice. It’s the latest from British sculptor Alex Chinneck now on display in Granary Square near King’s Cross. Wrapped in 1,200 lights, it will stay there until early January.
If you were to imagine an ideal city what would it be? Well, around Christmas time it would surely be made of ginger bread! Check out it out at the Museum of Architecture in South Kensington. It runs through to Dec. 22. Hurry up!
Put on your sparkles and silly Christmas jumpers for a fab winter fest to start swinging the new year in. Outlandish charity fashion catwalks, rock’n’roll, carols sing-a-longs and more. For last minute shopping there is a winter bazaar supporting various charities, do good and feel good!
Christmas festivities kick off in early December with the traditional Santacon Parade. Thousands of Santas march through the city, some of them get too carried away in the pre-Christmas spirit. Most wind up in Trafalgar Square. You have to sign up in advance to take part and get information on meeting points. Disclaimer: the above photo was taken in Glasgow rather than London but gives you a good idea what to expect.
It has the largest collection of stuffed animals among more than 350,000 items. The Horniman Museum focuses on natural history and musical instruments and has a lot of free daily activities for the family. Every Saturday there is a Farmer’s Market to pick up your veg essentials from independent and local producers.