Everything But The Turkey In Berwick Street
The second annual Berwick Street's Christmas lights switch on is back on Tuesday 6 December from 5pm onwards, this year hosted by Joanna Lumley. Celebrate the festive season with mince pies and mulled wine whilst you listen to Christmas carols performed by Soho Parish School and a festive repertoire by acclaimed jazz musician Charlie Wood. Enjoy Christmas shopping 'till late as Berwick Street Market stalls and shops will be open until 8pm.
Get Christmas ready with plenty of gift ideas, festive food and fun decorations on Berwick Street.
Food & Drink
Looking for an alternative Christmas feast? Head to The Duck and Rice for a sumptuous Christmas menu featuring Cantonese Lobster, Curry Crab Noodles and Sticky Ginger Pudding with Ice Cream. The Real Greek will be serving traditional Greek delicacies such as Lamb with Date Sauce, Aubergine and Feta Stack and Baklava. If you fancy Italian, head to Polpetto for a feast of Fig & Parma Ham Crostini, Beef and Pork Meatballs and sip on their own Prosecco. For a taste of South America, head to temper where you'll taste handmade tacos, sizzling smoked meats and dulce de leche desserts.
Tea lovers should head to Yumchaa for their limited edition Christmas teas such as Spiced Apple and Pear Pie, Chocolate Gingersnap and Snowflake. They’re also available in-store for purchase for only £5.50 a bag.
Want to stay healthy after your meal? Try one of Vital Ingredient’s Christmassy smoothies and juices or visit Berwick Street Market and fill up your basket with seasonal chestnuts and oranges.
From mistletoe to sparkly twigs and Christmas trees, get your home decorations from Ronnie’s Flowers on Berwick Street market. Love DIY? Head to Cass Art where you will find plenty of craft material and sets to make your own Christmas decorations.
The iconic So High Soho will be stocked up with themed Christmas costumes complete with a festive turkey hat. If you’re looking for something more extravagant, head to Mix Max for eccentric costumes and The Silk Society for feather bowers, faux fur, sparkly materials and sequins, perfect for the party season.
Perfect for beauty lovers, BLEACH’s Rosé shampoo and conditioner have a specific formula that will give a temporary soft pastel pink hue on bleached blonde hair and a light peach colour on natural blondes. WAH London are offering special Christmas packages featuring manicure, pedicure and fizzy drinks for groups of 6 or more people, great for an alternative office party.
Alternative Gift Ideas
Inspired by both the Nordic landscapes and the urban city life, Scandinavian brand Sandqvist creates functional bags and accessories perfect for the everyday adventures. The Lars Göran backpack (£199) made of corder and leather is a great gift for him whilst leather wallets Agneta and Frida (£139) are an elegant present for her.
The House of St Barnabas’s art programme The Collective have just released their Limited Edition prints by artist Peter Blake with a pop art flavour, available to buy at The House (£250).
The matte leather Platform Sneaker from Swedish shoe brand Axel Arigato are the perfect gift for the fashion-conscious. These unisex sneakers are available in beige and light grey, made of premium Italian leathers (£155).
Gosh! Comics have some special Christmas books such as ‘A Dickensian Alphabet’ by renowned humorist Tom Gauld (£30) which is a true celebration of London and ‘Tetris Bookplate’ by Box Brown (£12.99) about the world-famous videogame.
If you’re looking for a thoughtful gift, head to This Because temporary store at 18 Broadwick Street where you will find plenty of presents that look good and do good.
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