The Churchill Arms is throwing a Christmas lights switch-on party this week

Written by
Laura Richards
The Churchill Arms pub covered in Christmas lights.
© Lee, Flickr

It’s the most wonderful time of year. When going out on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night is totally socially acceptable – as is drinking outdoors (as long as your alcoholic beverage is served hot, mind).

If you want to do all those things in seriously Christmassy surrounds, then the Churchill Arms is a safe bet. After all, the whopping annual display of cute little Christmas trees lining its outer edges has earned it the title of the ‘most festive pub in London’ over the years. And this year, it’s gone even bigger with the seasonal foliage. 

The Kensington pub has planted 86 rows of gorgeous pine trees (talk about decking the halls), to which it’s fixed 22,500 lights. Although the decorations have been twinkling away in the evenings since the end of November, the pub is throwing an official switch-on party this week, on December 5. 

A special surprise guest will be turning on those lights, and mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas carols will complete the feelgood festive scene. 

In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek from the pub’s Instagram. It’s spruced up pretty nicely.  

The Churchill Arms is at 119 Kensington Church St, W8 7LN. The switch-on party is happening on Thursday December 5 from 6pm. 

Find more festive fun in our guide to Christmas in London.

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