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 Christmas movie is one of the best-loved of all-time: It's A Wonderful Life (U, 131 mins). It tells the story of how James Stewart is saved from suicide by the intervention of his guardian angel, who then shows him all the people he's helped and lives he's touched.
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.
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.
Meet Father Christmas at Kenwood House – 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 Dec 2018 – Take your kids to meet the real Father Christmas at Kenwood House and hear him tell some festive tales about the North Pole.
Festive candlelit tour — Benjamin Franklin House – 6, 13 and 20 Dec 2018 – Enjoy a candlelit tour of the Benjamin Franklin House and experience it like they did in the 18th-century.
Festive Fayre at Hampton Court Palace – 7 to 9 Dec 2018 – Hampton Court's Festive Fayre will have food and drink stalls, cookery demonstrations, and carol singing by the bandstand
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