How to have an alternative Christmas: London traditions that shun the norm
New to the city? Grieving? Avoiding potentially fraught Christmas dinners? Or simply don’t feel like celebrating this year? Christmas can be a tough and lonely time – particularly when surrounded by others revelling in its glitz and cheer.
If you're struggling to feel festive this year, the good news is you’re in the right place. While London loves a twinkling fairy light, candle-lit carol concert and traditional Christmas roast as much as the next city, there’s a Santa’s sack-load of alternative events going on that make 25 December all the more magical, in an unconventional way. Read on for our pick of quirky, refreshing and charitable ways to spend the Big Day.