What’s On in South West London: 16 December – 22 December


We provide your weekly round-up of what South West London has to offer.


Looking for something to do this week? We provide your weekly round-up of what South West London has to offer.


Electric Swing Circus: The Secret Garden, Battersea Park Road

An electric swing band with a difference; move to the sounds of the 20s at The Secret Garden. Crazy swingers provide the music, while circus performers and burlesque dance complete the dazzling show.

For more information, call: 0207 622 4844


Kings College Choir: Royal Albert Hall

Tuesday 20 December, 7:30pm

The world renowned choir of Kings College, Cambridge, perform in the pre-Christmas service with celestial charm.

For more information, call: 0845 401 5034


Winter Wonderland: Wimbledon Park

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th December

Tickets: Various prices

This festive event will definitely put you in the Christmas mood. Suitable for the whole family, there is an ice rink, children’s rides, festive themed catering and a big wheel. For more information visit the box office in Wimbledon Park.

If you have any further enquiries, contact Perron Coupland on 07966 241 430.


Christmas Carol Concert: St Pauls Church, Southfields

Saturday 17th December, 7pm-8:45pm

Tickets: £14 for adults, £8 for under-16’s and £35 for a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children)

Come along to this very popular annual Christmas concert featuring a variety of Christmas carols to get you in the party spirit as well as festive readings. Including Merton Young Voices and their director Soo Bishop.

For more information, visit or contact the Wimbledon Choral Society on 02086052266.


Christmas Workshops: The Polka Theatre, Wimbledon

21st– 23rd December

Tickets:  £20-£25

If you are struggling to keep the kids busy, then take them along to these workshops.

Join the Ugly Duckling and some other fairytale friends to celebrate the festive season in this two day drama and craft workshop on the 21st and 22nd December.


Mayor’s Carol Service: Trinity United Reformed Church, Mansel Road, Wimbledon

Friday 16th December, 7.30pm

Join Merton’s Mayor, Councillor Gilli Lewis-Lavender, in belting out the carols from 7:30pm.

To find out more, contact the church on 020 8545 3517.


Lord Of The Dance at Hammersmith Apollo

December 16th – 18th, 8.00pm 

The most successful touring show in entertainment history arrives at the Apollo

Lord Of The Dance features more than 150,000 taps per performance, the Irish dance spectacular promises to wow British audiences yet again with its breath taking footwork and dazzling music.

For more information and tickets visit


Crisis at Christmas – Stand Up and Rock feat Paul Weller, Tim Minchin, Graham Coxon, Jo Brand and hosted by Ross Noble Tickets

Tuesday December 20th, 6.00pm

Paul Weller, Tim Minchin, Graham Coxon and Jo Brand will headline Stand Up and Rock: a music and comedy gig in aid of homelessness charity Crisis on Tuesday 20th December at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London. The event will be hosted by Ross Noble.

Stand Up and Rock comes as Crisis at Christmas marks its 40th anniversary. Since 1972 the charity has provided vital services for homeless and vulnerably housed people. All proceeds from the gig will go towards Crisis’ life changing services at Crisis at Christmas and year-round in its Skylight centres across the country.

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Comedy Carnival: Clapham Grand

Saturday 17 December, 7-10pm

Tickets: £15-£22

Come and see the best up-and-coming comedians at the Clapham Grand this Saturday, this week compered by Pete Jonas and featuring Time Out Comedy Award winner Adam Bloom, underground comedy rapper Doc Brown and British Comedy Award winner John Moloney. Individual ticket costs £15 and party packages £22.


John Hegley’s Christmas Crackers: Battersea Arts Centre

Saturday 10 December – Saturday 31 December

Tickets: £7 – £9

These festive celebrations mixes poetry, songs and screwball stories and even a little bit of dancing. It includes tales of tails of dogs, verses about voles, a man who believed his TV was a pet and, no doubt, much laughter. Time Out called it ‘fabulously funny’. It costs £9 and £7 for children and concessions.


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