Christmas gift ideas for people who love experiences

People are choosing to spend their money on experiences, rather than things. They make great presents, if you want to put a smile on someone’s…

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The Showstoppers’ kids’ show, Christmas in Leicester Square, London

This weekend, I watched Sweetie Pie the Ice Fairy kick Donald Trump to death. In a Christmas show, for kids. If you’re thinking this sounds…

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A festive trip to Leeds Castle Christmas market

Leeds Castle, in Kent, has a history of festive indulgence. When Henry VIII visited, on his way to the opulent ‘Field of Cloth of Gold’…

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Double the camp, double the fun: Cinderella (the Pantomime) at …

Pantomime has come of age since I last experienced the genre. Friday’s press performance of Greenwich Theatre’s Cinderella was a rip-roaringly splendid evening of sparkly…

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Free festive fun in London this Christmas

London can be an expensive place to visit, not least at Christmas. But, as someone who’s lived in the UK capital for over 18 years,…

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Christmas theatre for families in London, 2017

If you want to catch the best in Christmas theatre for families this year, head to London. With an estimated 230 theatres in the UK…

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Backyard Cinema’s Winter Night Garden

Our last post before Christmas is on a gorgeous festive experience we had at the weekend. Backyard Cinema, a pop-up auditorium at south east London’s…

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Gifts for travel-loving families

What do you buy for the family that loves to explore the world? It’s not always easy to choose gifts for people who try to…

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Skating at the Tower of London ice rink

For a few weeks of every year, part of the moat around the Tower of London is transformed into a frosty blue lake for skating…

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