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”.
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.
Viewed at speed, Muhammad Ali’s notorious “split gloves” look like a giant’s beating heart.
The actors talk about their inspiration – and the award that means the most to them.