Douglas and Gordon’s Ultimate Christmas and New Years Guide: Fulham, Hammersmith & Shepherds Bush

Friday, December 20, 2013 by Douglas And Gordon

 

Happy holidays! We at Douglas and Gordon hope you have a great Christmas and New Years.

 

GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES

 

Christmas Carols at St Paul’s Cathedral

There will be a Christmas Carol Service sung by the cathedral choir this Christmas Eve at St Paul's Cathedral. As this is an extremely popular event, the service will also be relayed live to a big screen in Paternorster Square for gathering crowds to watch.

 

Hyde Parks Winter Wonderland

Why not go down to the family favourite Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park this festive period. With top entertainment, an observation wheel, Christmas stalls, an ice rink and much more, it really has something for everyone. The winter celebration will be open until 5th January.

 

Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas at the Lyric Hammersmith

The Lyric Studio in Hammersmith will have the classic ‘Father Christmas’ on show this winter. This adaptation of children’s author Raymond Briggs’ book brings Briggs’ characters to life on stage 40 years after the story was first published.  The show, on until the 4th January, promises to be a festive treat for young children so be sure not to miss this one.

 

Ice Skate at the Tower of London

Why not venture out of the borough into the heart of London to celebrate the Christmas season in the shadow of the historic Tower of London. Skaters will get the chance to glide along the tower’s frozen moat.  The rink will stay open until the 5th of January, and all are welcome to join in on the winter festivities.

 

GUIDE TO NEW YEARS CELEBRATIONS

 

Bush Hall Variety Extravaganza

Bush Hall will be hosting White Mischief’s New Year’s Eve Variety Extravaganza on the 31st. The evening will feature spectacular cabaret, comedy, acrobatics and more. Set in a beautiful vintage dance hall, the performance will not be easily forgotten. After the show there will be a countdown until midnight, and the stage will turn into a dance floor so that you can dance your way into the New Year. Booking is essential.

 

NYE at Be at One Hammersmith

Be at One in Hammersmith is throwing an all-night party to celebrate the New Year. From 8pm-10pm the old-school establishment will be running a buy-one-get-one-free happy hour. For a night of stylish festivities why not go visit. Ages 21 and over welcome.

 

New Year’s Eve down the River Thames

Climb aboard the Silver Sturgeon for an unforgettable night down the River Thames. The ultra modern boat will be cruising down the river as you enjoy a four-course dinner to candlelight under the famous London Fireworks. As the clock strikes 12, you can celebrate the New Year with champagne on the open deck as the Sturgeon glides past Big Ben. Finally, you’re welcome to hit the dance floor and dance the rest of the night away as you welcome in the New Year. 

 

New Year’s Day Parade

Join thousands of Londoners for the annual New Year’s Day Parade as it caps off the festive season. Over 10 000 performers from across the world will be making their way through the streets of London on the 1st of January in celebration of the New Year. The parade starts in Piccadilly at noon and finishes in Parliament Square at 3.15pm.