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 Will Ferrell's Christmas comedy classic Elf (PG, 93 mins), in which he plays an innocent elf who gets suddenly thrust into the bustle and trouble of New York city when he decides to track down his mean and grouchy businessman dad.
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”
The Muppets Christmas Carol – 20 Dec 2018 – Watch Kermit and Miss Piggy in The Muppets Christmas Carol on a big screen by the Orangery at Kensington Palace.
Watch Love Actually at Kensington Palace – 20 Dec 2018 – Watch the Christmassy chick-flick movie Love Actually in a pavilion on the Orangery lawn at Kensington Palace.
The Nightmare Before Christmas – 21 Dec 2018 – Watch Tim Burton's animated classic The Nightmare Before Christmas in a pavilion on the Orangery lawn at Kensington Palace.
It’s A Wonderful Life — at Kensington Palace – 22 Dec 2018 – Watch James Stewart in the classic Christmas movie It's A Wonderful Life in a pavilion on the Orangery lawn 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