There’s a festive twist to this regular kayaking trip. Don a Santa hat and travel from Chelsea to Westminster and back as a floating soundsystem plays Christmas tunes. Take in the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and Battersea Power Station, among other landmarks, while also learning to handle the boat. Timings depend on the tide and this year there’s the option of making the trip by night, on Tuesday December 17. Back in Chelsea, mince pies and mulled wine will be served and self-congratulation, not to mention selfies, will definately be in order.