It's finally here – the Kitty Cafe opens next week and we've got
all the details ahead of the big opening. Find out what you can expect
from this cat-obsessed haven, from how it all works to what they'll be
serving in the cafe (spoiler – they've got 100 different kinds of tea!)
We're giving you the chance to win an incredible NYE night out – but
first you have to make a choice. Do you want a Manhattan style shindig
at East 59th or a Japanese feast at Issho followed by drinks
and dancing in the Kori Bar?
Whether you're doing last minute shopping, getting together with
friends or looking for a festive adventure that will make the Christmas
season that little bit more special, you'll find it in Leeds, along with
a few surprises...
From creative tasting menus that bring everyday ingredients
together in ways you'd never imagine to carveries you can pack up and
take away, these restaurants are wonderfully unusual – and you should
seek them out ASAP.
Right now, it's all about Christmas. But we're thinking ahead to
January. Start prepping now – enter our competition for a chance to win a
wild night out at Smokin' Bar & Kitchen. Expect DJs with live
saxophonists & percussion – it's going to be one hell of a night
Just because it's winter doesn't mean you have to hole up inside.
There are loads of lovely walks around Yorkshire that are even more
beautiful at this time of year, so wrap up warm and head out into the
countryside for brisk walk followed by a warming cuppa or a pint.
Okay, we're just weeks away now and our New Year's Eve guide is
bigger than ever. You've now got 70 events to choose from with everything
from family-friendly pantos to huge clubnights and fantastic tasting
menus. But you better get a wiggle on, you're running out of time.
It's officially time to get festive, with only a few weeks left
until Christmas. This week, we bring you all of the best ways to
get in the mood – from wreath making and ballet, to classic
afternoon tea at The Ritz.
If you're looking for something a little different, book in to
hear the likes of Tom Hollander and Emeli Sandé read their
favourite festive stories at The Print Room, or get your glad
rags on for an extravagant surrealist ball at the Royal Academy.
Nutcracker in London & Southampton
Magically musical, a score by Tchaikovsky and
romantically danced: English National Ballet performers and
punters all love The Nutcracker.
It’s Christmas Eve and Clara and her Nutcracker doll fly from icy
Edwardian London to an alternate universe where she fights the
Mouse King and soars above the city in a hot air balloon. Book it early. 29 Nov to 6 Jan
Screens at Hackney Showroom
Enter the newly-created winter wonderland at Hackney Showroom, where they
will be showing all your favourite festive flicks, including Home
Alone, Elf and Love Actually.
Wreath Making in Dorset
The first of Summer Lodge's wreath-making
classes will be held this Saturday in Evershot, Devon. For only
£45 a person, you'll get to enjoy mince pies and mulled wine
a-plenty – and take your creation home.
If you're looking for slightly more
alternative celebrations, head to the Royal Academy this Saturday
for a Duchamp and Dali-inspired extravaganza.
Hosted by Rrose Sélavy, Duchamp’s female alter-ego, expect
an evening of surrealism and Dada, with an extravagant ball,
surrealist games, performances and installations which will
accompany a specially-created menu.
An evening to remember… 7
– 11.45pm at the Royal Academy of Arts, tickets £35 (VIP £75) and can be purchased here.
Afternoon Tea at The Ritz
A most English of traditions is heading over to The Ritz for
their Christmas afternoon tea in the
beautifully decorated Palm Court, complete with carol singers and
a Ritz teddy bear for little ones.
Night Sky at Skylon
Gaze at London's skyline and admire the constellations using Skylon's in-house telescope,
while sipping specially-created cocktails beneath the light
installations. Order 'The Solar System' and you'll even get to
name your own star in the sky.
December's here and the
festive season is in full swing - Edinburgh is lit up and there's a buzz in
the air with Christmas and Hogmanay just around the corner. And if
you're not in the mood yet, there's so much going on in the city, you'll be
hard pressed not to find something to excite you in Edinburgh this
We're bringing you a round up of What's On in Edinburgh
throughout the month, with a special roundup of some of the best Christmas
events in the city, along with a new Edinburgh's
101 Objects Itinerary and our latest blog post with some of
the city's best arts and theatre must-sees. Today's also your last chance to get
early bird tickets for Musselburgh
Racecourse's New Year's Day race, and if you're after a
festive treat in one of the city's best venues, check out what's happening at
the Usher Hall
Whatever you're doing this year, we wish
you a merry Christmas and a happy Hogmanay - now read on to
make the most of Edinburgh in December...
What's on in Edinburgh in December
Get in the festive spirit this December
with lots of Christmas events happening in Edinburgh. Edinburgh's
Christmas continues this month, and don't miss the
Clique Noel as it spreads some cheeky festive cheer at
Festival Square Theatre. Look out for - or even better, join - the annual Santa
Run, and get jogging for charity dressed as Father Christmas,
and if you want to raise even more money for charity, December 9th sees
Social Bite's Sleep
in the Park - the world's biggest sleep-out, raising money to
help homeless people.
Let yourself be spellbound by Edinburgh
International Magic Festival's MagicFest
Christmas Special in the Traverse Theatre and be sure to
catch the spectacular Shrek The
Musical in the Edinburgh Playhouse. Finally, round off the
year in style as the world-famous Edinburgh's
Hogmanay celebrations say a fond farewell to 2017 and bring in
2018 with a warm Scottish welcome!
The festive season is finally here,
and there's lots happening in Edinburgh to celebrate Christmas 2017.
There's a Christmas Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt at the Royal Yacht
Britannia, Carols around the Christmas Tree at the Palace of Holyroodhouse
and Dickensian Christmas Storytelling at the Writers' Museum, while even
The Real Mary King's Close is getting into the festive spirit with a
special seasonal tour that includes a mince pie and mulled wine or hot
chocolate. With so much on offer, Edinburgh is the perfect place to enjoy
Christmas this year - click below to find out more...
#Edinburgh101 - Faith & Nation Itinerary
The end of November saw St Andrew's Day -
the day we celebrate Scotland's Patron Saint - and Edinburgh is home
to dozens of objects that have played parts both big and small in Scottish
history. This month's Edinburgh's
101 Objects itinerary is a journey exploring some of these
relics and artefacts located around the city, each with a different story
to tell. Get to know Edinburgh's history and learn why we're proud to
be Scotland's capital city.
Musselburgh Racecourse New Year's Day
Last chance for
Musselburgh Racecourse New Year's Day early bird tickets!
Bring in the New Year with an exciting day
of top quality jump racing featuring one of the most historic athletic
events in the world, The New Year Sprint. Featuring the £40,000 ‘Hogmaneigh’
Hurdle as part of the £120,000 card this promises to be an exciting day of
Jump racing. Continue your celebrations at this traditional highlight with
a seasonal flavor, and warm up with mulled wine and a haggis roll.
Early bird tickets are on sale until
(7 December) offering a saving of £10 per adult (Raceday price £35) with
children 17 and under admitted free. Don’t delay – book now to lock in this
[This content is sponsored by Musselburgh
Christmas at the Usher Hall
Make your 2017-18 festive season truly
unforgettable with a magical programme of events this Christmas at the
Enjoy an enchanting evening of Carols by
Candlelight on the 20th December, an exquisite concert of carols and
seasonal classics staged in full 18th Century costume in an evocative
candle-lit style setting. The renouned Glenn Miller Orchestra comes
swinging into town on the 27th December with all your wartime favourites,
or start your year with a Viennese twist at The Johann Strauss Gala on the
[This content is sponsored by Raymond
On the Blog: Top Arts & Theatre Must-Sees in Edinburgh
Edinburgh has been named Arts & Theatre
Destination of the Year 2018 in the Luxury Travel Guides Awards - and with
so much to offer culture-lovers, it's really not hard to see why.
That does mean it can be hard to know
where to start when you want to see some of the best and newest arts and
theatre that Scotland has to offer. That's why, to get you started,
we've put together a list of just ten of Edinburgh's best must-sees for
arts and theatre lovers - read on to begin your journey...
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