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London events in December

Your ultimate guide to the best new events and things to throughout December 2016 in London

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in London – the trees are up, the Christmas lights are on and the Christmas songs are cranked to full volume. This December, indulge in some serious festive cheer and head to some of London's biggest and best happenings to get in you in the holiday spirit. We reckon a quick spin around one of London's ice rinks should do it.  

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Our December 2015 highlights


Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Critics' choice

A particularly juicy revival of Christopher Hampton's saucy sexually charged 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses' based on Choderlos de Laclos' novel about 18th century France where Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont play games of seduction and revenge. His play was made into a successful film in 1988 starring Glen Close and John Malkovich and this revival boasts a similarly exciting cast. 

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Donmar Warehouse , Covent Garden Until Saturday February 13 2016

Art and Alcohol

Critics' choice

Once it was healthier to drink gin rather than the water in London. Thankfully – or not – those days are long gone, but the act, or should that be the art of drinking, remains a constant source of creative inspiration. This BP spotlight display curated by David Blayney Brown, who curated last year’s phenomenal Late Turner show, charts Britain’s relationship with alcohol.

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Tate Britain , Westminster Until Friday September 30 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

If you care about ‘Star Wars’ you’ll already have the skinny on ‘The Force Awakens’: you’ll know that ‘Star Trek’ rebooter JJ Abrams is directing, that the diverse, well-chosen cast includes Peckham’s own John Boyega, newcomer Daisy Ridley, ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ star Oscar Isaac and of course the original three icons, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford (plus sidekicks Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2).

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Big Bang Data

What does data look like? Loads of 1s and 0s floating through the ether? A mass of serpentine cables? A nice-looking cat? The answer, as presented by Somerset House’s epically informative Big Bang Data exhibition, is all three. 

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Embankment Galleries , Temple Until Sunday February 28 2016

Check out what's happening next month

London events in January

Forget the gym and forget the diet, this January cram your diary full of the capital's biggest and best events. 

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By: Phoebe Trimingham


kelvin d
kelvin d

Thank you for sharing the information..

Claire D
Claire D

John Cooper Clarke in July, great Christmas event!