There’s only so much chocolate, panto, tinsel and inanity you can take over the festive period. At some point, the bloated brain cells protest and demand sustenance – and that doesn’t mean brussel sprouts. Here’s where you can go in London to blow the cobwebs out the breadbasket and get some culture at Christmas.
Creative cocktail bar and restaurant The Alchemist – working to the mission “theatre served” – will open its biggest venue yet in the capital in a prime location at Canary Wharf on Friday (29 November).
The Canary Wharf ice rink has been, er, put on ice this year. The organisers have decided to take a break “so we can look at new ways to bring you an expanded and improved event in future years”.
Gina Miller will go down in legal history as one of the foremost protectors of constitutional rigour, a tenacious agitator for Parliamentary sovereignty and a woman who brought a self-willed prime minister to heel. And she learnt her law in East London.
Kayakers and paddle boarders are taking advantage of the annual Thames Barrier closure to tackle the river as part of the Totally Thames festival regatta.
Shuffleboard conjures up images of retired folk on cruises to Florida heaving disks along the deck. But that’s all about to change. Shuffleboard is meeting the 21st century head on in Canary Wharf.