Craig David Switches On Oxford Street Lights
This Sunday 6th November will see Craig David switch on the iconic Oxford Street lights. In partnership with the NSPCC Little Stars Campaign and hosted by Capital, it is set to be an amazing evening with amazing performances from Nathan Sykes, The Vamps and Louisa Johnson. As well as the lights switch on, Oxford Street will also be closed to traffic on the Sunday from 12 noon until 7pm, to host a magical, fun-filled family and food festival, which will include a giant Monopoly board with prizes and plenty of hot dogs, pizzas and foodie treats. Find out more about the activities and lights switch on at www.oxfordstreet.co.uk.
Taste of London – The Festive Edition
Following the success in Regent’s Park this summer, the restaurant festival returns to the beautiful Tobacco Dock on 17th-20th November. There will be 21 of London’s top restaurants including Tredwell’s, Bubbledogs, Hix, Kurobuta and Tom’s Kitchen, with demonstrations from world-class and much-loved chefs such as Tom Kerridge and Monica Galetti. Action Against Hunger will also be returning with their 5 star restaurant, bringing Atul Kochar, Tom Hunt, Pascal Aussignac, Peter Gordon and Sophie Michell as their 5 star chefs. Tickets are on sale now from £15 www.tasteoflondon.co.uk.
Carnaby Shopping Party
Carnaby are launching their world-famous Christmas installations with an experiential shopping party on Thursday 10th November. This year, the inspiration for Carnaby’s Christmas lights comes from the V&A’s new exhibition ‘You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970’. The event will be themed around the spirit and revolution of the 1960s. From 5-9pm, enjoy an exclusive 20% discount at over 120 brands and 20% off at Carnaby bars and restaurants including Dirty Bones, Kua ‘Aina, Pizza Pilgrims, Whyte & Brown. There will be an impressive switch on at 6pm and shoppers can party under the lights with four international DJs, confetti shower and inflatable props. Register for your free party ticket at www.carnaby.co.uk.
Hyper Japan At Tobacco Dock
Hyper Japan, the UK’s biggest celebration of Japanese culture, cuisine and cool, returns to London’s Tobacco Dock from 25th – 27th November. This year’s Christmas market boasts a variety of performers, special guests, exhibitors, food stalls, creative workshops – and most importantly – plenty of kawaii and kooky gift ideas. The ultimate destination to discover truly unique presents for the festive season. There will be a live stage with performances, as well as the chance to vote in the Sake Cocktail Awards, which will see talented mixologists pairing sake with unexpected ingredients. For more details and to book tickets visit www.hyperjapan.co.uk.
Dulwich Literary Festival
Leading names from the worlds of politics, fiction, science, poetry and history will gather at the historic Dulwich College this November 11th-13th for the Dulwich Literary Festival. Featuring guest speakers such as Margaret Hodge, Harriet Harman, Nick Clegg, Adam Rutherford and Chris Mould and presented by award-winning independent bookshop Dulwich Books of West Dulwich, the events will be spread across a number of venues within Dulwich College, including the Great Hall, the Old Library, and the new George Farha Auditorium. For more details visit www.dulwichliteraryfestival.co.uk.
Seven Dials Lights Switch On & Shopping Evening
On Thursday 17th November from 5-9pm, iconic shopping destination Seven Dials will be switching on their brand new beautiful Christmas light installation. On the evening there will be a traffic free shopping party with 20% discounts at numerous stores, a free Christmas drink and of course the official light switch on. There will also be live music from 10-piece brass band the Old Dirty Brasstards, free wreath making on Monmouth Street, plus s’mores and a beauty bar for festive nails and braids on Neal Street. Register for your free ticket for the event at www.sevendials.co.uk.