Eight Events and Openings to Attend this December

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While there are a variety of Christmas events this December, there are also a number of exciting new openings in London. From art exhibitions and museums, to festive markets and new restaurants, there are plenty of exciting new additions popping up in the city this December.

Akub, Notting Hill

Akub is a chic new Palestinian restaurant due to open on the 8th of December. This stylish eatery will be located in Notting Hill – the head chef Fadi Kattan is committed to preserving the vibrant flavours of Palestinian cuisine, while adding a contemporary twist. This restaurant has already generated a lot of buzz in anticipation of its opening, so we recommend booking your table now.


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Twist Museum, Oxford Circus

Opening on Oxford Street on the 16th of November, Twist Museum is an immersive museum of illusions. It features an enormous collection of illusions, and visitors are encouraged to get up close to them to see if they can understand how they work. This museum also makes for great photo opportunities, with many aesthetically appealing lights and funky backgrounds to pose in front of.


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Christmas Exhibition at Signet Contemporary Art, Chelsea and Kensington

The Signet Contemporary Art gallery is displaying a range of modern art pieces in its Christmas Exhibition until the 23rd of December. The pieces exhibited have been created by a number of talented artists in a range of different styles, all of which intend to encapsulate the seasonal spirit. 

Borough Market at Christmas, London Bridge

Borough Market is famous for its delicious range of street food stalls and buzzing atmosphere. On the 1st of December, the market flicked the switch and transformed into a festive foodie wonderland. Throughout this period, you can expect to find Christmassy cuisine in the market space, seasonal recipes and tips on social media, and even a cheese night on the 15th of December, which will see the market packed with tasty samples and wheels galore – perfect for sourcing the goods for your Christmas Day cheeseboard!

Lightopia Festival London, Crystal Palace

Similar to the beloved Christmas at Kew light trail that takes place every year, Lightopia is a magnificent light display that will run until the 2nd of January. This display exhibits a variety of vibrant and impressive lights, making Lightopia a wonderful evening out for those looking to experience something a bit different. 

Cavo, Tottenham Court Road 

There’s a new restaurant opening in Soho this month, which seems to have stirred up some excitement and anticipation in the area. Opening on the 12th of December, this restaurant offers an eclectic menu and specialises in Mediterranean cuisine. Additionally, Cavo features a rooftop terrace and some intriguing cocktails, so you can enjoy a tasty tipple while taking in the cityscape. 


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Stereoscopy is Good for You: Life in 3-D, Charing Cross

Brian May is most famous for his days as the guitarist in the beloved band Queen. In recent years however, May has authored and coauthored a number of successful books about stereoscopic photography. His most recent publication is titled Stereoscopy is Good for You: Life in 3-D and features a variety of his favourite photographs in this style from around the world and throughout the ages. On the 9th of December, Brian May will sign copies of his latest book at the exhibition opening in Proud Galleries. If you’re interested in meeting this legend and finding out more about stereoscopic photography, this is an event worth attending!


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Aurora Art Exhibition at The Holy Art, Hackney 

From the 19th of December, The Holy Art gallery will host an exhibition called Aurora, which will showcase the work of a number of artists from around the world. The works don’t fit into just one category; there will be video art as well as three-dimensional and two-dimensional works. This exhibition ends on the 15th of December, so secure your tickets early to ensure that you are able to attend.