This golden tree celebrates London theatre’s sparkling comeback after the pandemic, and the hardworking backstage creatives who bring shows to life. Top theatre designer Soutra Gilmour has created a tree made of paintbrushes dipped in green and lustrous gold. Some of them are even signed by big theatreland personalities like Dame Judi Dench, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Joanna Lumley, and will be given away in a competition to aid the Theatre Support Fund. Stay on the theme by painting the town gold afterwards, courtesy of one of Aqua Shard’s brushstroke-inspired cocktails (which are made of mulled gin not paint stripper, you’ll be glad to know).
Christmas in London is always memorable. There are dazzling festive lights, Yuletide markets, glistening ice rinks and not forgetting the city’s display of twinkling trees. From glamorous traditional firs to minimalistic art installations, every year brings a variety of trees to visit around the capital this winter. Here are some of hte city’s best
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