Alternative Christmas Activities In London
There’s no shame in being a scrooge, honest! If you’re quite frankly over Christmas markets and mince pies, we’ve curated a little list of alternative activities you can get stuck into this Festive season in London..
Indi Cinema Trip
Christmas is a great way to experience one of London’s characterful historic cinema buildings, as there’ll be a load of new film releases. Try one of the oldest cinemas in the capital, the Edwardian-built Electric Cinema Portobello, for some old-school refinement. You can settle into a leather armchair or cuddle up under a cashmere blanket on a double bed – for a truly one-of-a-kind winter movie night.
W11 – 56 mins from Kip Hotel via overground and bus (452)
Get stuck into some festive grub during the Aeronaut pub’s Christmas cabaret and be dazzled by acrobatics, fire performers and a virtual reality room. The shows will be circus-themed throughout December, with exclusive private shows midweek if you can’t make the weekend.
W3 – 55 min from Kip Hotel via overground
Enjoy some seasonal produce, like gingerbread and hot mulled English cider at Borough Market during the winter months. Get feasting on hot dishes from street food vendors and browse stalls heaped with fresh produce at this foodie paradise by London Bridge.
SE1 – 34 min from Kip Hotel via bus (242 > 35)
Enchanted Woodland at Syon House
Winter Wonderland is great, but if you fancy something a bit different this year Syon Park’s magical forest is a great shout. Explore the “Enchanted Woodland”, as it’s lit up with colourful light projections and follow the illuminated trail through the arboretum. The Enchanted Woodland is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 15 November and 1 December.
TW8 – 1hr 24 min from Kip Hotel via overground & train
Dennis Severs’ House Annual Christmas Installation
Okay, this is Christmassy – but it’s cool! Step into Christmas, back in time. This frozen-in-time 1700 house tucked away down a Spitalfields side street, is given a festive makeover each Christmas. Complete with freshly wrapped presents, the sound of carolers and the sweet smell of a Christmas dinner, it’s a different way to get your Christmas fix.
E1 – 28 min from Kip Hotel via bus (242)