Looking for something a little different this festive season? Try rooftop cinema, an exclusive house party or a new play.


Feel on top of London at The Berkeley’s rooftop winter cinema, running until December 31st.

You can snuggle up in wooden huts laden with blankets, and watch a Christmas classic.

The 1995 family favourite Home Alone will be shown at 5.15pm for children and adults, with The Holiday (2006) at 7.45pm for adults only.

Private screenings for up to eight guests take place in the alpine setting, with chalet inspired cabins catering for two guests each.

The menu ranges from cheese fondue to truffle macaroni cheese, with Laurent-Perrier champagne.

Tickets are £95 for adults, £75 for children.

The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge.


Audrey Brisson takes the title role in Amélie the Musical at The Other Palace theatre until February 2.

The story is primarily set in Paris in the late 1990s, in the aftermath of Princess Diana’s death.

It is the tale of an imaginative and shy French girl with a gift for helping others.


She secretly improvises small but extraordinary acts of kindness that bring happiness to those around her.

Tickets cost £19.50.

The Other Palace, Palace Street, Westminster.


Chromotherapy Christmas

The courtyard of Eccleston Yards will be transformed into a glittering immersive experience this winter (until January 11) with multisensory light installation Wave.

Renowned artists Squidsoup have created the showcase, which will feature 500 individually suspended orbs and promote a sense of calm.

Plus it is free.


​New Year’s Eve

Toast the new year in regal style at The Rubens at the Palace hotel with a gala dinner in the English Grill .

Or try champagne and sushi in the Leopard Bar, accompanied by live jazz from 6pm until 1am.

The Rubens at the Palace, 39 Buckingham Palace Road.


House party takeover

Or join one of London’s most exclusive and unique house parties at The Lanesborough.

The hotel will be closing its doors for an exclusive one-night only event on New Year’s Eve.

Restaurant Céleste will be transformed into a nightclub. The St George’s Room will become a Lebanese lounge. And The Westminster will channel a speakeasy circa 1920s.

Tickets cost £275 per person. From 8pm until 3am.

The Lanesborough hotel, Hyde Park Corner.