The weekend 8 – 10 December sees a bustling array of festive treats, artisan shopping and a relaxing boat trip – all on your South West London doorstep.
Boat trips between Kingston & Hampton Court will be running this weekend – it will be a busy one on the roads and trains – and is a far more relaxed, scenic way to travel.
Here’s what’s happening:
Good Food Festive Feast Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace grounds set the scene for an atmospheric, festive day out.
Explore a feast of flavours and artisan gifts with a backdrop of entertainment including local choirs and sing-along carols. Live cookery demonstrations will give you plenty of ideas to cook up seasonal treats that you may never have thought of.
For lovers of Great British Bake Off – finalist Steven Carter-Bailey is just one of the line-up of celebrity bakers and chefs!
This is a fantastic value day out, as an entrance ticket to the Palace also gives you entrance to the Festive Feast. Visit website
Boat trips will be running from Kingston to Hampton Court Palace
The river may not be in bloom, but you still experience a rich sense of nature and history on a boat trip – it’s a wonderful way to see the seasons in all their glory. And it is the most restful way to travel.
Kingston Christmas Market
Arrive back from the Festive Feast and head to the bustling Kingston Market. Christmas time always has a lovely vibe in the market square with its street food stalls – the Bratwurst is back along with the mulled wine!
Christmas stalls packed with stylish gifts start in the market place and stretch down to Clarence Street.
All in all, festive treats, artisan shopping and a relaxing boat trip – beats a packed Oxford Street or Covent Garden any day!
And when you want that early evening drink to round the day off – head to DoubleTree Kingston – 1 min walk at the back of Turks Pier – and relax with a cocktail or glass of wine in their stylish, relaxed bar.