Here's a Christmas treat... how about watching a blockbuster movie at Kensington Palace? They're putting up a pavilion on the Orangery lawn and selling mulled wine, mince pies and hot chocolate to keep you warm.
Tonight's movie is the classic action movie Die Hard (15, 127 mins) starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman. It will probably be too cold to wear a Bruce-like white vest all night, and it will definitely be too cold to take off your shoes, but if you're a die-hard Die Hard fan then you might want to consider it.
Note: Admission to 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”
Home Alone — at Kensington Palace – 17 and 22 Dec 2018 – Kensington Palace will be showing Macaulay Culkin's Home Alone on a big screen by the Orangery.
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.
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.
The Last Jedi at the Royal Observatory – 1 Dec 2018 – Watch the latest Star Wars movie The Last Jedi at the Royal Observatory and then learn how to build a lightsabre
Love Actually, with a live orchestra – 4 Dec 2018 – The Theatre Royal will be screening the Christmas movie Love Actually, with the score performed by a live orchestra
Free film screening of Scrooge (1951) – 8 Dec 2018 – The Wallace Collection will be screening Scrooge - arguably the best-ever version of Charles' Dickens Christmas classic
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans