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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If you're going to open a Turkish restaurant in Cockfosters, it had better be good – the north London 'burbs around here are rich with second and third generation Turkish families. The food at Deraliye certainly looks authentic enough to keep them satisfied. The look, a little less so. Expect a fusion of Moorish, Baroque and contemporary, with a bit of Georgian styling thrown in too. Aromas from a long ocakbasi grill should keep diners in mind of the food on offer – Turkish all the way. That means meze such as cacik, kisir, sucik, lahmacun and kofte alongside shish kebabs, lamb ribs, chicken beyti, kulbasti, pide, iskender, imam bayildi and ayva domasi – a dish of oven-baked quince stuffed with lamb, rice, pine nuts and currants. Baklava features to finish, too.
Venue says: “We’re the perfect destination for those wanting an evening with a vibrant atmosphere and a menu full of authentic flavours and freshness!”