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Written by: Alicia Hatcher | Posted: 08 November 2018 | Modified: 08 November 2018

November: the month where it finally becomes acceptable to get nervous about Christmas shopping, have Mariah Carey on blast, and buy your local Tesco out of mince pies.

As the festive cheer begins, we have gathered a list of top 5 things to do in London this November to help get you in the mood.


Bonfire Night Fireworks

Date: 2-3 November

Location: Alexandra Palace

Price: £8.50 pp (book in advance)

To see this firework spectacular in London, book your tickets here.

The Fireworks Festival at Alexandra Palace is a November essential, with a German Bier festival, fun fair, ice skating rink, street food market and of course, a firework display. It’s poppin’.


Carnaby Christmas Lights switch-on

Date: 8th November

Location: Carnaby Street

Price: Free to attend, find out more here.

The Carnaby Street Christmas lights switch-on is a personal favourite for us, especially as this year they have a ‘Queen’ theme to celebrate the release of ‘Bohemiem Rhapsody’. If the dazzling lyrics of Freddie Mercury weren’t enough, we have been promised some extra surprises at this year’s switch-on. Visitors can also get 20% off most shops in the area!


 Queen of Hoxton’s Parisian hideaway- ‘Lady Celeste’s’

Date: commences 25th October until Spring 2019.

Location: Queen of Hoxton, Shoreditch

Price: Free entry

This Winter, Queen of Hoxton are paying homage to the 1900’s surrealist Paris with a cosy bohemiem pop-up on their roof terrace. The space includes, tarot readers, an absinthe bar, firepits and plenty of festive winter treats to wind down and get yourself in the festive spirit.


The Greatest Snowman

Date: Various dates from the 21st of November

Location: Pedley Street Station

Price: £56.00-£65.00 pp. Tickets available on


The makers of the Murder Express have come back this November with an immersive dining experience with MasterChef Finalist; Louisa Ellis. You will be served a magnificent 3 course meal made by Louisa herself, along with Christmas tale to help everyone understand the true meaning of Christmas. 

  1. The Big London Bake

 Date: Various dates from the 24th October

Location: The Castle Tooting

Price: Tickets from £39.50-£42.50. Tickets available on


Challenge your friends at London’s first pop up bake off at The Castle Tooting this November. With monthly baking themes, we can expect November to be festive, whether it be thanksgiving or preparing for the Christmas feast. Set up just like the classic bake off tent, all ingredients are provided- so just bring yourself and unleash your competitive cooking streak!

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