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2nd Dec 2012 2:03pm | By Editor
Legend has it if you see all of the Seven Noses of Soho, you’ll attain infinite wealth.
Well, we can’t guarantee that, but this popular tour promises a Crimbo with a difference, exploring the deserted streets of Soho and learning about its fascinating – and sometimes dark – history. And you may even get to see the secret eighth nose...
Christmas Day, 4pm, £30
Meet at Covent Garden
or Trafalgar Square
What better way to walk off a hefty Xmas lunch than strolling around the capital, exploring it according to Dickens?
Discover the finest Georgian alleyways off The Strand and Covent Garden – a surviving part of Victorian underworld – as well as Dickensian associations. Copperfield, Oliver Twist and Pickwick all make an appearance.
After all that walking, reward yourself with a pint in a nearby cafe.
Christmas Day, 2pm-4pm, £9
Meet by the Christmas tree
in Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN
Tube | Charing Cross
This must-see exhibition kicks off its 11-day run on Boxing Day.
Based on the award-winning TV series of the same name, this spectacular event brings the life-size giant reptiles back to life to tell the story of their 200-million-year reign.
Expect a T-Rex the size of a two-storey house in this puppet show, which has grossed £84m around the world and took six years to perfect. Well worth a trip.
Boxing Day, 7pm, £20+
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, SE10 0BB
Tube | Greenwich
This show-within-a-show production has received top reviews.
It’s a combination of gun-wielding gangsters, high-maintenance actors and love triangles revolving around a touring musical production of The Taming Of The Shrew.
It’s the first musical the Old Vic has staged since Kevin Spacey joined as artistic director in 2003.
An award-winning night out.
Boxing Day, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, £11
The Cut, SE1 8NB
Tube | Waterloo
Got friends visiting? Show them how cultured you’ve become since moving to London and take them to this classical concert featuring the likes of Vivaldi, Mozart and Bach.
Boxing Day, 7pm, £8+
Tube | Charing Cross