5 Christmas themed things to do in London this weekend…

It’s December! Christmas is properly here…

And, there’s a lot to get done. From the presents to the main meal, there’s some planning needed.

But have no fear, we’ve got 5 festive fun time activities you can check out this weekend in and around the capital.

From food and drink, to epic trees and unmissable lights! There’s something for everyone…

Baileys Treat Stop

Baileys has launched its first customisable bar menu where you can transform a range of sumptuous lattes, hot chocolates, exclusive cocktails and even a chocolate reindeer by adding the festive drink.

Open from 4th to 17th December, you can design and customise your own festive creations!

The Baileys Treat Stop is open from 4th December to 17th December (closed 11th December) for drop ins and ticketed workshops.

21 Slingsby Place Covent Garden WC2E

Sketch’s Christmas Tree

One tree not to miss this year is at Sketch. A collaboration like no other, four of London’s leading florists have come together for one tree to showcase each of their characters and recognisable styles.

At the top, Rebel Rebel has crowned the tree, JamJar Flowers have filled the middle with whimsical decorations, Carly Rogers has created her world at the bottom, and Figa & Co has created a floral peacock that winds around the tree.

While you’re there you can try their Limited-Edition Christmas Cocktail, ‘Electrictide’ which takes the traditions of Christmas and adds an electric modern twist with Havana Club Rum, home-made spiced apple cordial, Pommery Champagne plus an electric sugar rim and topped off with star anise.

9 Conduit St, Mayfair, London W1S 2XG, UK

HIPCHIPS Christmas Dinner

This December, HIPCHIPS, the world’s first crisp and dip cafe, is launching a menu that will feature a whole Christmas dinner in dips.

Set in the form of a ‘Christmas Dinner Box,’ five varieties of handcrafted, heritage crisps will be paired with both sweet and savoury dips: think smoked salmon and pickled cucumbers to start, a traditional turkey dinner for main and for that ultimate festive finish – a sweet Christmas pudding and brandy sauce dip.

49 Old Compton Street, W1D 6HL, London

Uncle Bart’s Secret Bar

This winter Uncle Bart opens up the doors of his secret bar to welcome Londoners into his enchanted winter garden, where guests can literally step into Christmas, as they make their way through his hidden apartment decked with boughs of holly and into a candle-lit Christmas grotto. Expect fairy lights and plenty of fur!

There’s also a bunch of festive cocktails and themed nibbles… Excellent!

Barts, Chelsea Cloisters, 87 Sloane Ave, London, SW3 3DW

Four Hundred Rabbits Festive Pizzas

Pizza joint Four Hundred Rabbits are serving two festive special sourdough pizzas at their restaurants in Crystal Palace and Nunhead, and you MUST try one! Their first limited edition speciality will feature confit duck, shredded Brussel sprouts, pomegranate seeds, San Marzano DOP tomatoes and Fior di Latte mozzarella.

The second exclusive sourdough pizza will showcase many of the season’s favourite flavours, pairing kale, toasted pumpkin seeds, cranberry sauce, chestnut crème fraîche and smoked cave-aged cheddar, plus a drizzle of orange and clove oil.

Visit 143 Evelina Road, London, SE15 3HB or 30 – 32 Westow Street, London, SE19 3AH

You bring the rum, I'll bring the raspberries. Perfect daiquiris all round.