This Week in Central London: 27th November – 3rd December 2023

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Go To:

The Muppet Christmas Carol Sing-Along

Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BY

Price: £15

Christmas film season is well and truly upon us, but sometimes watching alone at home in silence just isn’t enough. That’s where the sing-along screening of The Muppet Christmas at the Prince Charles Cinema steps in. People get fully into the festive spirit here, so we recommend donning your finest Christmas jumper and forgetting all about shyness when it comes to belting out those famous songs.

There are screenings from the 1st December all the way up to Christmas Eve, but screenings book up quickly so be sure to book ahead.

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Eat At:

Pho & Bun

76 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 6ND

Finding good and yet affordable food in central London is something of a challenge. Luckily Pho & Bun right on Shaftesbury Avenue meets both of those criteria. It’s a fuss-free spot on the edge of Chinatown serving up Vietnamese food that manages to feel both incredibly hearty and healthy at the same time. On my visit there I wolfed down a bowl of fragrant vegetarian curry that was laced with sweet potato and aubergine, while my dining companions ordered vast steaming bowls of pho that came adorned with mint, basil, coriander and chilli—just the sort of dish you need to battle off the flus and colds doing the rounds at the moment!

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Head To:

Carnaby Street

Carnaby Street’s Christmas lights are some of London’s absolute finest: a new theme is unveiled each year and you can always expect vibrant colours and a sense of fun. This year is no different with the theme being the Carnaby Universe. You can see planets and constellations dancing across this famous London shopping street. Now is an excellent time to visit—the chaos of Black Friday is almost past and we’re not yet at the stage where last minute Christmas shopping makes the entire Oxford Circus/Soho area feel a little like purgatory.

The lights are switched on between 8am and midnight daily, and we recommend going early to see them without the crowds swirling around.

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