It’s officially time to dust off your mittens and whack out your favourite knitted jumper – winter is nearly upon us. Helping Londoners get firmly in the festive spirit, this year Seven Dials is hosting a Winter Warm Up event and entry is free!
Visit Seven Dials on November 17 between 5-9pm for a very merry evening of wintery workshops and activities, live entertainment, irresistible food and drink and the best Christmas shopping you could ever wish for. Keep reading to find out what’s in store…
Warm your cockles with some wintery activities
Need to get your home Christmas-ready? The candle, Christmas cracker and wreath-making workshops are the perfect way to put a personal touch on this year’s decorating. Or if you’re in the market for a unique gift idea, visit Experimental Perfume Company or Miller Harris for bespoke fragrance blending and home scenting consultations. You can even add the finishing touches at the Neal’s Yard Remedies Furoshiki gift wrapping class.
Find a moment of zen with a warm-up yoga session with Digme Fitness. Then, book yourself in for a nighttime winter skincare consultation at Kiehl’s and you’ll be glowing like the star at the top of a Christmas tree. Get glitter-fied at the eco-glitter station for that extra sparkle. Find the full line-up here.
Feast on deliciously festive food and drink
One of the most exciting things about the changing seasons is the arrival of new foods and flavours. And guests at the Seven Dials Winter Warm Up will be spoiled for choice with an abundance of tasty treats. To kick things off, ticket holders can enjoy a complimentary cocktail, mocktail, roasted chestnuts or toasted marshmallows before exploring seasonal menus and offers laid on by Seven Dials’ restaurants, bars and cafes. Raise a toast to a magical evening with a glass of bubbles, a winter cosmo at The Escapologist, or one of Brewdog’s four new winter warming cocktails.
If you’re craving something toasty, opt for an aromatic mulled wine from the Seven Dials Market or a luxurious hot chocolate from Hotel Chocolat and a complimentary sweet treat from Apple Butter Cafe. And be sure to check out the Flake Shake and mac n cheese on Slim Chickens festive menu, before hitting up the Sticky Toffee Pudding Party at Another Pantry for dessert.
Soak up the Christmas spirit with some amazing live performances
Celebrate the launch of Seven Dials’ dazzling new decorations by catching a live performance at the Dial. Creative Vocal Freedom Choir will spread Christmas cheer for all to hear with a heartwarming soundtrack, keeping reveller’s spirits high whilst they wander. Or watch mesmerising LED light performers light up the night. See the full programme here.
Tick off your Christmas shopping list
Brimming with top-tier independent boutiques and flagship stores, Seven Dials is the ultimate Christmas shopping destination. And this year, Winter Warm Up ticket holders can enjoy 20% across a fantastic range of retailers, including Kiehl’s, The Ragged Priest, Neal’s Yard Remedies, The Experimental Perfume Company and Rockett St George. There are other goodies to be snapped up, such as a free gift with any Kiehl’s purchase, a complimentary luggage tag personalisation at Away and an exciting raffle at Stretch Inc. Many retailers will also extend their opening hours until 9pm, so you can enjoy every last moment of shopping.
What’s more, you can level-up your shopping experience with some fabulous complimentary treats, such as cheese and wine in Aesop, mulled wine at Murdock and prosecco in Ron Dorf. Then, take your new purchases to the Seven Dials market and have them beautifully gift wrapped by the experts in sustainable paper. And why not add a personal message at Adorn the Common, the talented Seven Dials calligrapher? See the full list of offers here.
Share the love
Helping to keep everyone warm this Christmas, Seven Dials has partnered with The Connection. This local charity works with Londoners in need, helping to combat the problems faced by those without a home. If you wish to get involved, visit the coat drop station and donate new or pre-loved outerwear. Whenever a donation is made, the lights will sparkle at the Neal’s Yard Festive Arch on Monmouth Street. Now that is true Christmas magic!