Here's a Christmas treat... how about watching a movie at Kensington Palace? They're putting up a big screen in a pavilion on the Orangery lawn and selling mulled wine, mince pies and hot chocolate to keep you warm.
Tonight's movie is John Hughes' Christmas classic Home Alone (PG, 103 mins). That's the one where Macaulay Culkin lives it up on his dad's credit card and has to do battle with two dopey burglars after his mum and dad jet off without him.
Note: Admission to the Kensington Palace is not included. There is limited seating capacity so advanced booking is definitely recommended. You can order a choice of seats from beanbags to comfy sofas.
Craig’s review of Kensington Palace – “How many tourists put Kensington Palace on their 'must-do' list because of Princess Diana? If that's your only reason for going then trust me: don't bother. It's not much of a palace. It looks more like a Stately home to me -- the kind of country home you might visit on a Sunday afternoon to have a cup of tea. You can always rate a palace by the fame of the names who… continued”
Hugh Jackman in The Greatest Showman – 17 Dec 2018 – Watch Hugh Jackman starring in The Greatest Showman on a big screen by the Orangery at Kensington Palace.
Miracle on 34th Street — at Kensington Palace – 18 Dec 2018 – Watch the feel-good Christmas movie Miracle on 34th Street on a big screen by the Orangery at Kensington Palace.
Watch Die Hard at Kensington Palace – 18 Dec 2018 – Watch Bruce Willis in the classic action movie Die Hard on a big screen by the Orangery at Kensington Palace.
Will Ferrell’s Elf — at Kensington Palace – 19 and 21 Dec 2018 – Watch Will Ferrell's Christmas comedy classic Elf on a big cinema screen by the Orangery at Kensington Palace.
Ice Rink at the Natural History Museum – 25 Oct 2018 to 20 Jan 2019 – The Natural History Museum has one of London's prettiest ice rinks, decorated with a huge tree and fairground carousel.
Skate around Canary Wharf’s ice rink – 2 Nov 2018 to 16 Feb 2019 – This ice rink sits in the shadow of the Canary Wharf skyscrapers, with an icy perimeter path made of fir trees and fairy lights.
Skate! — Christmas ice rink at Somerset House – 14 Nov 2018 to 13 Jan 2019 – Somerset House has got the prettiest rink in London, with a huge Christmas tree and festive shopping arcade
We’ve got plenty more Christmas events in London
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans