Top 5 Winter Events

Save the dates! Here are five events for your winter calendar.

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Winter Walks, West London

Sometimes there’s nothing better than a winter walk and the Thames Path National Trail from Hammersmith Bridge to Richmond Bridge is an (approx) 10.3km trail that’s scenic, relatively easy, and has many pubs along the way. Most say it takes around two hours to complete, without stopping. Use AllTrails and let them lead the way.

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Kensington Palace Christmas Movies, Kensington
10 December-23 December

Luna Cinema is showing some festive cinema greats in the Kensington Palace Pavilion including Home Alone, Love Actually, Elf, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and two that are relatively new to the festive line-up, The Greatest Showman (sing-a-long) and Last Christmas.

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Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
18 November-2 January

It’s back, and this year’s new additions include a Canadian Mountie Funhouse, The Time Machine, the Aeronaut Starflyer, a new immersive VR experience, a fresh creative on the Magical Ice Kingdom, and a bigger Real Ice Slide – this year with six lanes. There are all the usual rides, bars and restaurants too. Dates are selling fast; book now.

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V&A Re:Imagining Musicals, South Kensington
On now-27 November

An exhibition dedicated to illuminating how some of the most loved musicals have been adapted and retold over the years. Musicals include classics like Miss Saigon and My Fair Lady, and newer ones like Everyone’s Talking About Jamie and Six the Musical. There are costumes, flyers, set pieces, artwork and more.

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The Nutcracker, Kensington
28-31 December

The Birmingham Ballet is back at the Royal Albert Hall, bringing dancing snowflakes and fairies to life with Tchaikovsky’s score, played by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia. There will be digital projections, period costumes, and general festivities. Always a seasonal highlight; as they say – “it’s not Christmas without the Nutcracker!”