Culture Whisper's Christmas Countdown: Advent Adventures in London
Lovely Christmas events in London for every day of December, up to Christmas Eve. Plan your December in London, one sparkly activity at a time with our extensive guide to the markets, concerts, crafts and shows in the city, every day until Christmas Eve.
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We've really got the Victorians to thank for many of our beloved Christmas traditions: crackers, Christmas cards, giving our servants measly keepsakes for Boxing Day. Arguably, though, the Victorian who left London with the biggest festive legacy is Charles Dickens – the subject of The Man Who Invented Christmas, this year's festive film. Dan Stevens (the hairy protagonist in this year's Beauty and the Beast) stars as Dickens, a young author struggling to write his Christmas number one, until he finally finds the inspiration for the character of Ebenezer Scrooge – A Christmas Carol is born.