For those looking to find their feet on the ice, Broadgate’s Head Skate Instructor Robert Burgerman, recently a coach on ITV’s Dancing on Ice, and his team of NISA qualified coaches will be on hand for private lessons. Meanwhile Exchange Square’s buzzing rink-side bars and restaurants will offer skaters a chance to refuel post-skate.

Set against the stunning City skyline, neighbouring Broadgate Circle’s winter terrace will become a festive haven, complete with a resplendent tree bedecked in icy white lights. Experience Christmas around the globe with French fancies from Aubaine, Mince Pie truffles at Yauatcha City or twists on the traditional Christmas fare such as Red-legged partridge, wild boar in blankets, walnut stuffing and chestnut Dauphinoise at The Botanist. Guests will be able to enjoy a meal under the stars at one of the hub’s myriad of restaurants, with heaters, cosy rugs and blankets perfect for wrapping up warm.

Between 23 and 25 November and 9 and 10 December, acclaimed Shepherds Markets will visit Finsbury Avenue Square with their artisan crafts and street food stalls, offering an array of indulgent dishes and unique gifts. Meanwhile, Broadgate’s many shops will offer the perfect spot to pick up a present or treat throughout the festive season, in stores including Links of London, Reiss, Karen Millen and Charbonnel et Walker.