Things to do in... December

Connaught Village, Connaught St, St George's Fields, London, W2 2AA
Connaught Village stands out as a distinctive spot for both shopping and socialising, nestled as a verdant village at the core of the West End. The neighbourhood seamlessly blends tradition with contemporary, offering a range of luxury goods, artisanal food, designer boutiques, art galleries and exclusive restaurants. Wander through the charming village adorned with pastel coloured houses, showcasing a delightful mix of Georgian and 60s architecture, or unwind in the gardens of one of London's most sought-after communities.
The Connaught
Carlos Place, Mayfair, London, W1K 2AL
For the ultimate cocktail head to The Connaught, included in the World's 50 Best Bars, their Dry Martini is a signature. Set in a  quintessential hotel bar and ran by three impressive leaders: Agostino Perrone, Maura Milia and Giorgio Bargiani, an all Italian team. Not to mention 8 hours of preparation going into every service, you won't be disappointed. The perfect place to meet for fancy drinks pre Christmas!
Columbia Road Christmas Wednesdays
Every Wednesday in December 5-9pm
Columbia Road, London, E2 7QB
Famous for it's Sunday flower market, Columbia Road is back for another year of Christmas festivities every Wednesday. The streets local shops and pubs will be open until 9pm, alongside carol singers, takeaway pints, dancing pearly Queens. Wrap up warm, grab your mates and head to Columbia Road after work on Wednesdays to get yourself into the Christmas spirit!
 Matthew Bourne's 'Edward Scissorhands'
Sadlers Wells,  Rosebery Ave, London EC1R 4TN, United Kingdom
Based on the iconic Tim Burton film, this contemporary live show features Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures Dance Company. Much the movie, tells the haunting story of Edward - a strange young man with scissors for hands. Set in 1950s American suburbia, a gothic fantasy and romance unfolds on stage. Playing at Sader Wells Theatre from 5th December 2023 until 20th January 2024.
Antony Gormley Body Politic Exhibition
The White Cube Bermondsey, 144 – 152 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3TQ
22nd November 2023 - 28th January 2024

‘The responsibility of the art of our time is to reflect on and provide instruments for examination and self-awareness.’ - Antony Gormley.
Across five bodies of work, Body Politic investigates our relationship with the industry that's made its habitat. Visit at The White Cube Bermondsey until late January.

129A Pritchard's Rd, London E2 9AP
Just over the Cat & Mutton Bridge, is East London's new neighbourhood restaurant, Sune. Hosting lunches on Friday's and Saturday's and dinner Wednesday through Saturday, Sune is set to be the new cool waterside spot for Londoners. The menu is overseen by head chef Michael Robins and offers daily breads, cold, cured and raw meats alongside a host of plates.
Owned by acclaimed sommelier Honey Spencer and partner Charlie Sims, Sune shares lesser known wines to accompany its food menu. The interiors are clean, minimal and use lots of natural materials, and the open kitchen allows for a constant buzz and atmosphere. Take a peak there this weekend and let us know what you think!
Juergen Teller, i need to live
Grand palais, Ephemere, Place Joffre, Paris 7E

Why not take a trip to Paris this month to visit renowned candid portrait artist Juergen Teller's new exhibition featuring his work with Saint Laurent, Vivienne Westwood, Marc Jacobs and Loewe to name a few. Showcasing both professional and personal work since the 90's the exhibition invites you to see his most recognised work alongside never-seen-before, videos and installations.

From 16th December 2023 - 9th January 2024.