It's never too early to begin thinking about Christmas 2017. Discover London's best festive activities and events as they're announced throughout the year, including things to do on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day in the capital.
If you want to get active, there's always our guide to ice skating in London or you can simply take in Christmas lights in London in all their sparkling glory. Keep checking back to find out about the latest events as they're announced and let the good tidings roll
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House of Vans
Taking over what used to be the Old Vic Tunnels, the House of Vans has turned the space below Waterloo station into a hot new destination for skateboarders, and promises a variety of diversions that will also appeal to those with no particular ambition to execute a credible 360 flip. The underground venue is sister to House of Vans Brooklyn where tickets for the free, all-ages summer concerts go like hot baked goods. The London branch also boasts a live music stage, as well as two tunnels’ worth of purpose-built skate park and an art gallery that will open with ‘Scissors & Glue’, an exhibition documenting the brief history of zines (till September 20). There’s a café, bars and cinema space and a regular programme of talks and workshops is planned. Skate sessions are free and open to all ages (there are lessons with The Skateboad School on Saturday mornings) but to be sure of entry book in advance on the House of Vans website where you’ll also find updates on upcoming gigs.