What’s On in South West London: 23 December – 29 December


Looking for something to do this week? SW Londoner provides 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.


Festive Family fun: London Wetland Centre, Richmond

Friday 23 December – Tuesday 3 January, 10.30-16.30

Tickets: £10.55, £7.85 (concessions), £5.85 (children)

Enjoy a wide range of children’s activities and festive fun throughout December and the Christmas holidays. Activities range from arts and crafts to winter walks.


Hampton Court Ice Rink: Hampton Court Palace, Richmond

Friday 23 December – Sunday 8 January

Tickets: £12.50-£8

Feel the cold tingle of London’s crisp winter air, listen to the music, and take in the incomparable surroundings as you glide around the rink in front of the breathtaking West Front of Henry’s Tudor Palace. The Hampton Court Ice Rink is one of the coolest locations for winter fun with a group of friends or a festive family gathering.


All Saints Church at Christmas: Kingston

Saturday 24 December, 5.30pm-6.30pm

A service for children, who are welcome to dress as characters from the Nativity. Costumes are provided.


The Snow Queen: Rose Theatre, Kingston

Friday 2 December – Sunday 8 January

Tickets: £26-£8

The Rose Theatre, Kingston is delighted to present The Snow Queen, Hans Christian Andersen’s charming tale of friendship adapted by Charles Way. In a season dominated by pantomime, the Rose is once again offering an artistic and heartfelt alternative.


Christmas Day Lunch for Senior Citizens: Hammersmith Town Hall

Sunday 25 December

Every year many older people without families spend Christmas Day alone.  Each year H&F Council organise a Christmas lunch for borough residents aged over 60. Donations of all kinds and volunteers who will kindly give up a few hours on Christmas Day are greatly appreciated.

If you are keen to donate please visit:


Natural History Museum Ice Rink: Natural History Museum, Kensington

Friday 23rd December – Sunday 8 January, 10am-10pm (weekdays), 9am-10pm (weekends)

Tickets: From £8

Embrace winter at this 950-square-metre Ice Rink, one of London’s most spectacular winter attractions.


Postmodernism: Victoria and Albert Museum, Kensington

Friday 23 December – Sunday 15 January

Tickets: Up to £11

This is the first in-depth survey of art, design and architecture of the 1970s and 1980s, examining one of the most controversial phenomena in recent art and design history: postmodernism. The exhibition explores the radical ideas that challenged Modernism; overthrowing purity and simplicity in favour of exuberant colour, bold patterns, artificial looking surfaces, historical quotation, parody and wit and above all, a newfound freedom in design. See over 250 objects across all areas of art and design and revisit a time when style was not just a ‘look’ but became an attitude.


Book Bazaar: Askew Road Library, Hammersmith

Friday 23 December – Saturday 24 December


Askew Road Library is holding a book bazaar every Saturday until Christmas.

Come and grab yourself a bargain! – fantastic deals on ex library stock.


Dick Whittington: New Wimbledon Theatre, Wimbledon

Friday 23 December – Sunday 15 January

Tickets: £15.25-£44

Dame Edna will be joined by Dancing in Ice champion Sam Attwater and Nickelodeon star Anna Williamson. Featuring all the traditional pantomime ingredients; sensational songs, a live band, dazzling dance routines, slapstick comedy and bags of audience participation – Dick Whittington is guaranteed to be full of wonder to delight audiences of all ages.


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