Celebrating Christmas in London is magical, when sparkling festive lights have been switched on and markets, ice-rinks and villages pop up all over the capital. To have a very merry season read our guide to Christmas 2018 in London, featuring the best festive activities, events and festivals. We've got the big day tied up in a bow and the run-up to the festivities sorted, with our guide to Christmas lights, ice-skating spots and the best Christmas markets in London, plus festive theatre, carol concerts, Christmas parties and the annual Time Out Christmas gift guide.
Keep checking back to find out about the latest events for Christmas 2018 as they're announced and let the good tidings roll.
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German Kraft Brewing
This German craft brewery located inside the food hall at Mercato Metropolitana apparently prides itself on using water distillation and mineralization technology to produce its brews. The hops, malts and recipes are sourced from Steinbach Bräu, a 500-year-old Bavaria based brewery, which produces all its own ale by hand. German Kraft’s drinks menu includes the Heidi Blonde lager, Hopfen Kiss pale ale, Edel Weis wheat beer and the Kraft Rocket – a smoked lager. Most are served fresh out of the tank or from reusable containers to keep things sustainable. As well as seeing the brewing process in action, punters can order German-style nosh if they’re feeling peckish. Look out for ‘Kraft sessions’ – a regular live music night that takes place among the fronds and kegs of the bar’s brewgarden. And if you don’t fancy the trip to Elephant and Castle? Steins restaurant stocks the German beverages at its Kingston and Richmond branches.
Venue says: “The latest brewery on the London brewery scene bringing you fresh, unfiltered German beers in Mercato Metropoitano in Elephant & Castle.”