Winter Wonderland

The Elk in Fulham has transformed its garden with sparkling lights, Christmas trees and illuminated reindeers for the festive season.

Chow down on festive treats such as turkey and pancetta patties with sage and onion relish, cranberry mayonnaise served on toasted brioche.

Wash them down with a steaming mug of butterscotch Schnapps, hot chocolate or a Candy Cane (strawberry vodka, Creme de Menthe and cranberry juice).


Homemade Christmas

Stock up on delicious seasonal fair at Hackney’s Homemade Market.

From 11am on December 22, traders will be selling deli goods from chutneys and jams, to artisan produce and cakes.

If you’re grabbing some last-minute Christmas presents, look no further than this Hackney market, which will also sell stocking fillers, vintage clothes and festive decorations.

Find it at John-at-Hackney churchyard, Lower Clapton Road, E5 0PD.


Literature and Booze

Learn about famous writers while on a pub crawl of the city’s finest boozers.

The London Literary Pub Crawl Xmas edition includes free mince pies, wine as well as a traditional sing-a-long.

You’ll meet near Goodge Street Tube and enjoy a pub quiz as well as visiting the venues which influenced or were frequented the likes of Virginia Woolf, Charles Dickens, Dylan Thomas, George Orwell and Anthony Burgess.

The walks take place on December 20 and 22 and costs £18.