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Our ultimate guide to Christmas in East London

With Christmas just around the corner, East London is the ideal destination for all the family this season. From traditional Christmas markets to stunning ice skating rinks, here is our round up of the best things to do in East London this Christmas.

Carols and Candles Service, Canary Wharf – 12th of December

Get in the festive spirit by joining this unique service for those working around Canary Wharf. Choirs will perform at the stunning East Wintergarden, with beautiful Christmas lights and a candlelit backdrop. All proceeds will go to two charities, Tower Hamlets Friends and Neighbours as well as War Child.

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Greenwich Winter Time Festival, Greenwich – from the 1st to the 31st of December

This year discover the Greenwich Winter Time Festival, a unique Christmas experience set in the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College. With an ice rink, food and drink stalls as well as live music, this winter festival is set to give you a truly unforgettable experience.

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Ice rink, Canary Wharf – Until the 16th of February 2018

Get your skates on! The ice rink at Canary Wharf is back! Skate beneath the twinkling lights for a true magical winter experience! Open seven days a week, it’s the perfect place to enjoy one of the best winter traditions. If you’re not into skating, head to the Grandstand Bar to enjoy some festive drinks and tasty snacks.

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Skylight at Tobacco Dock – until the 31st of December

Have some fun at Skylight, a former car park turned into a rooftop playground in the heart of Tobacco Dock. The place is home to London’s only rooftop ice rink! Alongside the rink, you can expect lots of street food options, festive cocktails and mulled wine with stunning views over London.

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Silent Night Tours at Dennis Severs’ house, Spitalfields – on-going

Visit Dennis Severs’ house and get an insight into life in the 18th century! Follow a guide through the house in silence and let your imagination bring the past to life. More than a museum, it is a great opportunity to discover the Georgian way of life through silent exploration. Over Christmas, the whole house is decorated in festive style with candles, ribbons and a Christmas tree!

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Pop-Up Screens Cinema in the Snow – from the 8th to the 24th of December

Pop Up Screens returns to the Hackney Showroom this year, transforming the place into a real cinema in the snow. Enter Narnia’s magical wardrobe – literally – to watch your favourite Christmas films. The programme includes movies that are suitable for all the family such as Frozen, La La Land or Elf. Hot chocolate, mulled wine and brownies will also be served!

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We wish you a very happy festive season! If you ever wish to buy, sell, let or rent a property in Canary Wharf, please get in touch with us.