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Clapham’s Winterville usually goes way beyond the usual chalets and bratwurst combo – last year they had musical bingo, Mexican wrestling and a Xmas show on a double decker bus. Expect outdoor ice skating, delicious streetfood and even crazy golf. In 2018, entry was free with an advanced ticket or event; otherwise, it cost around £2.
Fondue, igloos, fire pits and fairy lights – what’s not to like about Southbank Winter Festival, which usually pops up beside the Thames from November. Foodies will love it, as those Winter favourites (raclette, bratwurst) will be served up alongside international cuisine. Entry is free, just head for Hungerford Bridge.
Even the Grinch would have a real job stealing all the Christmas from Hyde Park's annual tribute to festive fun. Entry to Winter Wonderland is free, and a wander past the fairground rides, around child-friendly Santa Land (including Santa's grotto) or through the markets is a real treat for Christmas megafans. For access to the other festive activities, attractions and themed bars you’ll need to book tickets.
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