GANACHE MACARON POP-UP: December 2 – 8, £45
Ganache Macaron will be returning to Boxpark to showcase its scrumptious flavours and offer half-priced macaron baking classes. Perfect for home-baked gifts.
11am-7pm, 2-4 Bethnal Green Rd, E1 6GY
PIG’S EAR BEER AND CIDER FEST: December 3 – 7, £4
Five years ago the capital had only three breweries, now it boasts 50-plus, with 27 of these being showcased at this festival. See you there
12pm-11pm, The Round Chapel, Powerscroft Road, E5 0PU. pigsear.org.uk
REBEL BINGO IS BACK! December 6, £20
Warning: don’t bring your gran to this. With a stage show, foulmouthed number calling and drunk people armed with marker pens, this party bingo fusion turns into absolute carnage. Go prepared to be turned into a human bingo card.
8.30pm-late, The Forum, NW5 1JY Kentish Town rebelbingo.com
WILD BOAR AT THE GRILL CLUB: December 9, £58
The Brompton Bar and Grill teams up with the recently launched London Shooting Club to host its latest installment of The Grill Club, this time with wild boar on the menu. Thee vening will have cookery demonstrations as well as lots and lots of eating.
7pm-11pm, 243 Brompton Road, SW3 2EP bromptonbarandgrill.com
GET UP-CLOSE AT JUICY DATING: December 5, £25
With the tagline of‘ Sensual. Flirty. Real.Playful. Intimate. Conscious.Sexy. Deep.’, Juicy Dating goes beyond ‘normal’ dating nights or experiences. During these evenings participants will meet and flirt with each other using body language, movement, smell and touch. Interesting…
7.30pm-10.30pm. Dogstar, SW9 8LQ dogstarbrixton.com
3D printing freaks us out a little bit as it feels like it could be used for good or evil… luckily, Bacardi Beginnings is using it for good by opening the world’s first 3D printing record store for two days. You can buy a brand new track by Kele Okereke (Bloc Party) and Bobbie Gordon, which has been recorded on 3D printed vinyl.
Times vary. The Vinyl Factory, SW3 2HP bacardibeginnings.com
LEMONADE AND LAUGHING GAS DO XMAS: December 16 – 21, £10 – 45
This Christmas, bypass the annual Panto/ [insert typical cringey festive cop-out], and hang out with Lemonade and Laughing Gas. For four nights they’ll be in a very special old factory just off Brick Lane, East London, to bring you an all-encompassing evening for those into the quirky, unique, surreal. A mix of immersive theatre, visual and sonic treats, funny people, and surprising encounters, all topped off with three-course festive Victorian-themed feast.
7 – 11pm. The Rag Factory, E1 5LJ lemonadeandlaughinggas.com
THE CHRISTMAS HOUSE OF STELLA ARTOIS: December 18 – 20, FREE
Discerning fans of Stella Artois can enjoy a superior beer experience and the opportunity to purchase a limited edition piece of glassware this festive season at The Christmas House of Stella Artois, a pop-up experience in central London.
6pm – 10pm. 20 Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0DP