From 6 November to 24 December, 300 snow-covered pine trees, twinkling lights and wood cabins will transform Broadgate’s buzzing restaurants and bars into The Winter Forest at Broadgate Circle (Broadgate.co.uk/winter).
Visitors will be transported to a festive wonderland of live music and incredible food and drink, a world of winter celebrations with hot butter rum cocktails, and a warming welcome. The all-new Mrs Fogg’s pop-up bar will serve special menus and cocktails on the mezzanine level, which will come alive for the season just above its permanent site within the circle.
Guests will be able to enjoy a celebration of live music each week, from various acts including emerging talent and well-known busking groups, professional, school and amateur choirs. Broadgate Circle’s exceptional range of restaurants will also join in the festive spirit with special offers from x and x
On 7 November, the Brass Funkeys, an 8-piece London-based New Orleans Brass Band, will kick things of in style for the official launch of The Winter Forest. For those that can’t make the launch party, The Winter Forest will be open seven days a week, spreading festive cheer and surprise giveaways in the run up to Christmas – including special visits from Father Christmas himself.
The Winter Forest will also play host to a plethora of creative workshops at the weekend, for families in search of the perfect winter day out, such as:
Origami Fairy Lights: 11 November
Customise a set of fairy lights for the Christmas tree using simple Origami techniques. In this workshop, guests will have the opportunity to create a set of pretty customisable lights
Festive Lino Cutting: 18 November
At this workshop guests can create a personal touch to season’s greetings by printing their own cards and gift tags. Here, they will be guided through the popular process to design and carve a unique stamp using soft cut Lino
Children’s Christmas Cards: 24 November
Making Christmas cards is the ultimate family fun during the festive season. Drop into this workshop to create some magnificent cards for all the family – plus a visit from Father Christmas!
Christmas Wreath Making: 2 December
Create a minimalist indoor wreath using copper wire, paper and natural materials. A classic Christmas decoration and a great gift!
Children’s Christmas Decorations: 9 December
A workshop for all the family – guests will create gorgeous ornaments fit for any tree!
Festive Candles: 16 December
In this workshop guests will be able to create a pair of beeswax candles in the shape on miniature Christmas trees as well as a gift box to take them home
For the second year running, Broadgate will work closely with Centrepoint, the charity that provides housing and support for young people. This Christmas, donations from The Winter Forest will fund lots of their important and valuable work.
For further details visit: broadgate.co.uk/Winter
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It is the largest pedestrianised neighbourhood in Central London: a diverse community connecting innovation and finance, and a public arena for new food, retail and culture.
Lying adjacent to the busy transport hub of Liverpool Street station and surrounded by Shoreditch, Spitalfields, Old Street and the City, Broadgate connects Europe’s capitals of investment and technology.
Joint owners British Land and GIC are investing £1.5 billion in Broadgate’s evolution into a world class, mixed use destination for London.
Their masterplan for Broadgate will deliver 4.9 million sq ft of new and redefined workplaces, retail and restaurants, bringing people together to work, shop, drink and dine.
Broadgate’s rare collection of public spaces combines the community and feel of the historic piazza with the energy of modern London. These spaces play host to over 100 cultural events annually, providing a showcase for emerging ideas and talent.