1. Attend an esteemed ball with Secret Cinemas Presents Bridgerton With Fever
2. Take a trip to see the fantastical wilderness of Harry Potter: The Forbidden Forest Experience
3. Put your thievery skills to the test at Money Heist: The Experience
4. Give the gift of delicious at-home cocktails this Christmas
Treat a loved one to top-tier cocktails with one of these handy Smirnoff cocktail kits. The Moscow Mule box is inspired by the birth of the iconic drink in 1940s LA, while the Vodka Martini kit is an ode to glitz and glamour of 1950s New York. Each bespoke cocktail box contains all the ingredients needed to make four tasty serves – perfect for a sophisticated night in this winter! Get a Moscow Mule Box here or a Vodka Martini Box here.
5. Admire an iconic masterpiece at Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition
6. Catch a killer at Murder Mystery: Murder on the Underground
7. Step into the wonderful world of Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
8. Travel back to 1912 at Titanic: The Exhibition
The true tale of the Titanic goes far beyond the doomed romance of the baby-faced Rose and Jack. This fascinating exhibition leads you on a narrative journey through the scrawled letters, personal keepsakes and fading photographs of the people on board. The tragic events that transpired on that fateful day in 1912 are recounted through audio testimonies from survivors, while recreated cabins highlight the gulf between first-class and third-class down to every last gilded detail and cramped condition. Those with an invested interest in the events of the Titanic will be immersed in the story of its first and last voyage, putting themselves in the shoes of the passengers more with every new piece of information. Know someone with a passion for history? You can find tickets here.
9. See a dazzling show at the West End
There’s something about a trip to the theatre: excitedly making your way there, wrapped up against the wintery chill, stepping into a warm lobby filled with buzzing crowds and plastered in colourful merchandise, taking a seat in front of grand red velvet curtains waiting for the show to begin. Then, music plays, the stage lights up and a story unfolds before your very eyes. Treat a musical lover to a ticket this Christmas and over the coming months they could be singing along with witches in Wicked or witnessing someone make a big mistake, huge, in the musical adaptation of Pretty Woman.
10. Have a brilliantly boozy day out at Bougie Drag Brunch
Whether it’s a present for a fellow fan of RuPaul’s drag race or you can’t wait for your friend’s pay day and have decided to cover the costs as a festive good deed, this Bougie Drag Brunch will be sure to put a smile on their face. The glitter-dipped soiree is an eleganza extravaganza with sickening drag performances, live music from DJs, delicious food and 90-minutes of bottomless cocktails to really get you in the mood for a boogie. This dragtastic experience should star on everyone’s Christmas list.
11. Fight some zombies at Viva Las Vengeance: A VR Experience
Fancy putting someones talk of zombie-killing prowess to the test? It seems to be that once someone has cleared a few levels of Resident Evil or watched Dave Bautista slay swarms of flesh-eating zombies with ease that they get some grandiose ideas in their head. Whether it’s a claim of deadly accuracy or a high kill count, you can give your friend the chance to prove their ability on the zombie battlefield with a ticket to this amazing mixed-reality experience. A combination of realistic props, immersive special effects and a life-threatening mission to save civilians will plunge them into Zach Snyder’s Army of the Dead where they will either sink or swim in the world of zombie-shooting. Find tickets here.
12. Unlock your own mind palace at Sherlock: The Official Live Game
The game is afoot. Fans of the hit BBC show will be in their element at this immersive escape room experience. You can don the the sweeping black coat and royal blue scarf (from Benedict Cumberbatch’s iteration) of the iconic detective for 90-minutes of complex clues, mysterious codes and puzzling conundrums. This is an ideal gift for those who abhor the dull routine of existence and often found themselves swept up in the cases on the show: polishing their observational skills as they watched, eagle-eyed, in an effort to uncover the culprit before Sherlock himself. Over the course of the experience you will even receive some help from the cast themselves and visit familiar sets from the show. Grab your tickets here.