Alternative Christmas events in London

If festive tradition isn't your thing, check out these weird and wonderful Christmas events taking place in London this winter
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Listen, we love a good old-fashioned Christmas. Mulled wine, festive marketscarol services and ice skating, winter wonderlands: it’s all good stuff when you’re in the right mood. But there's nothing wrong with trying something a little different once in a while. Thankfully, London is blessed with all the alternative festive events that you could ever want, so get out of your festive comfort zone have yourself a quirky little Christmas in 2018. 

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Alternative Christmas events in London

Winter Commission 2018: Monster Chetwynd © Tate (Matt Greenwood & Seraphina Neville)
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See the slugs outside of Tate Britain

Monster Chetwynd – the artist formerly known as both Spartacus Chetwynd and Marvin Gaye Chetwynd has adorned the front of Tate Britain with two ginormous molluscs to usher in the season of giving. The two gastropods, glowing with blue light, were apparently inspired by the sight of two slugs shagging on a David Attenborough programme. 

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