From Lift 109 to Christmas fairs: Five things to do in London this weekend, Nov 25 to 27
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The Christmas season has already begun in London, with the Oxford St lights already switched on and the city’s ice rinks ready for winter revellers.
This weekend there is plenty going on in the capital with the World Cup action in full swing and more Christmas markets starting to pop up.
From compelling plays to festive eats, we’ve rounded up five of the best things happening in the capital this weekend, November 25 to 27.
Watch Emma Corrin in Virginia Woolf’s Orlando
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Rd, WC2H 0HH November 25 to February 5 2023 Tickets from £10
Golden Globe winner Emma Corrin, who plays Princess Diana in the Crown, has taken on the role of literature’s most famous gender non-conformist in Neil Bartlett’s new stage adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s ‘Orlando’.
Corrin who identifies as non-binary, plays the young nobleman Orlando who begins his search for identity.
Travelling through time and place he is catapulted into the court of King James, falls in love with a Russian princess, witnesses London freeze over and wakes up under the blazing sun of Constantinople transformed into a young woman.
Lift 109 at Battersea Power Station
Battersea Power Station, Circus Rd W, Nine Elms, SW8 5BN Tickets from £15.90
Looking for a new viewpoint to enjoy London’s skyline? Lift 109 provides a whole new perspective whisking visitors to the very top of one of Battersea Power Station’s iconic chimneys
The glass elevator ascends 109 m above the riverside giving guests a spectacular 360-degree view of the city’s skyline.
After their visit to the lift guests can enjoy a whole array of news shops and restaurants at the newly refurbished Battersea Power Station.
Festive menu at Daddy Bao in Tooting
Daddy Bao, 113 Mitcham Rd, SW17 9PE Set menu £28, Vegetarian/Vegan £25
Tooting’s favourite neighbourhood Taiwanese restaurant, Daddy Bao, is kicking off the winter season with a Festive Feasting menu.
The new menu takes inspiration from traditional Christmas dishes and ingredients and combines them with the bold and celebratory flavours of Taiwan.
The four course menu includes dishes like fried brussels sprouts with Taiwanese sausage sauce, fried chicken with spiced bean sauce and pigs in blankets bao with pickled red cabbage.
To finish off their meal there is a five spice mince pie gyoza with shaoxing cream, guests can enjoy alongside Daddy Bao’s mulled sake. Delish!
Watch England v USA in the World Cup
Boxpark Shoreditch and Croydon Friday November 25 at 7pm
Following England’s success against Iran earlier this week, Harry Kane’s side will take on the US this Friday at the World Cup in Qatar.
While many will choose to watch the game at home, there are a number of good pubs and venues in London to cheer on our nation.
Boxpark Croydon and Shoreditch will both be projecting all of the action in their main event spaces and you can even reserve a space ahead of each game.
Borough’s Flat Iron Square will be showing the game on multiple screens, while the immersive Phantom Peak park will be hosting a stand alone fanzone for viewing England’s matches.
Ideal Home Show Christmas
Olympia London, Hammersmith Rd, W14 8UX Till Sunday November 27 Tickets: From £16 adults £7.50 children
Ideal Home Show Christmas has returned for another magical year with over 600 exhibitors filling Olympia London with seasonal gifts and festive decorations.
Visitors can enjoy sounds of Christmas cheer, with entertainment from nationally acclaimed gospel choir group Enchorus, and gospel singer Roger Samuels to harmony arrangements by Triptonic.
Guests can also take part in wreath and soap making workshops and also enjoy a delicious 2-course Christmas lunch over at the Gregg Wallace Christmas Carvery.