1. Henrietta Hotel’s 1970s-inspired Miracle Bar

This kitsch festive pop-up is reopening for its fifth year in Covent Garden’s Henrietta Hotel. Hidden on the hotel’s mezzanine floor, the bar is styled as a nostalgic, retro family living room complete with as many Christmas decorations as you could possibly imagine. Festive-themed cocktails such as the Christmapolitan, vodka, elderflower, dry vermouth, spiced cranberry sauce, lime, rosemary and an absinthe mist.

Address: The Miracle Bar, Henrietta Hotel, 14-15 Henrietta Street, WC2E 8QH
Website: henriettahotel.com
When: Monday 14 November–Wednesday 23 December 2022

2. The Connaught Village Festive Shopping Evening

Connaught Village – the quaint shopping area next to Hyde Park – is undergoing a Christmassy makeover right now, ready for a very festive evening on Thursday 17 November. The event, which kicks off the countdown to Christmas in the neighbourhood, is a community affair, with shops and restaurants from across the block taking part – think craft workshops, live music, a visit from Santa Paws (as cute as it sounds) and discounts across stores.

Address: Connaught Village, London W2
Website: connaught-village.co.uk
When: Thursday 17 November 2022