This Christmas might look a little different to previous years but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate with friends and family at Broadgate. Here we’ve rounded up some inspiring ideas for festive celebrations, gifts, Christmas lights and charity giving. Merry Christmas one and all.
1. Go Christmas shopping at 100 Liverpool Street
The newly opened 100 Liverpool Street has some of London’s most welcoming shops for uncovering brilliant beauty, fashion, lifestyle and tech presents. From Space NK, Neom and Kiehl’s to Monica Vinader, Tommy Hilfiger, Watches Of Switzerland and Tech Express, let the teams help you find the perfect gifts – and do the wrapping. Click here to find out the best stores and insider tips for gifts.
2. Order a wine subscription from Bar Douro
One of the best gifts you can give this Christmas is the The Wine Club by Portuguese restaurant and wine bar, Bar Douro. A quarterly subscription service available for delivery nationwide, it allows members to delve deeper into Portugal’s dynamic wine scene by including lesser known grapes, regions, styles and producers, some of which will be available in the UK for the very first time. Packaged in a beautifully illustrated Bar Douro box, members will find perfect food pairings, intricate tasting notes and producer stories from Bar Douro’s very own quarterly wine magazine along with the six wines, transporting a community of wine lovers to the warm Portuguese vineyards of the Douro. £120 for three months, click here to order.
3. See The Giving Tree at Broadgate
We’re inviting you to the light-festooned Giving Tree in Finsbury Avenue Square to help raise funds for the amazing St Hilda’s East. The community centre has brought much-needed youth services, advice and projects to parents, children, older people to Tower Hamlets for the past 130 years – and now, more than ever, they need your help. So come along to meet socially distanced friends, enjoy the rainbow light show and donate to the charity.
4. Buy some cinema vouchers for 2021
How much have we all missed the big screen? Hopefully it’ll be back next year so in the meantime you can invest in gifting vouchers from Everyman Cinema. Choose from vouchers illustrated with films and famous names and use them to redeem tickets, drinks and food on your next visit to Everyman Broadgate. Click here to buy.
5. Discover a new Christmas pudding at Yauatcha Patisserie
Yauatcha’s amazing Festive Yule Log, available in full size (£28) or as a miniature dessert (£5) is the perfect alternative to a traditional Christmas pudding. Available for collection from Yauatcha City, the Yauatcha Festive Yule Log is made with jasmine tea-infused milk chocolate mousse, mandarin cremeux, citrus pain de gene and a feuilletine crunch. (Plus they have a gorgeous selection of cakes and chocolates for gifting, eating and sharing.)
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Photography by Brendan Bell