What to do over Twixmas?


What to do over Twixmas?

The hype of Christmas is almost over, and New Years’ Eve is just around the corner, but what do you to do in the meantime…? All the presents have been opened and the drinks consumed (safe to say we're all feeling slightly delirious and round), and the family are starting to head back to their respective homes (take a sigh of relief). Well, there’s no need to fret, there’s an abundance of activities to fill the Christmas and New Year Mid slump.

London is a different time over this period as many of the businesses are closed, the city can seem like a scene from a Christmas Carol, ghostlike and unreal… but feat not, you can continue the Christmas spirit for as long as you can with Christmas music and get entertained by the “Prince Regent’s Band” showcasing their Christmas carols from Victorian times at Kensington Palace between 27th December and 2nd January.

You can also visit the Ballet, and by the ballet, we don’t mean just any old ballet at any old theatre… Your Christmas wouldn’t be complete without the seasonal classic The Nutcracker and what better place to watch it than the stunning Royal Albert Hall? Gather your family together, young and old, and enjoy the magic of The Nutcracker performed by the Birmingham Royal Ballet in this beautiful, historic venue.

Before heading to The Ballet, what better way to spend your time than post-Christmas shopping? Most of London’s high street shops start their “January Sales” on Boxing Day (26th December) or one day after (if you can resist jumping out of the house on Boxing Day to fight the crowds). Get the deals of the year and spend your time on Oxford/Regent Street and Kings Road or continue your bargain hunt in London’s most exciting department stores, Harrods, Fortnum & Mason, John Lewis and Fenwick. After spending the day shopping you can then take a tour through Leicester Square’s magical Christmas market for a hot drink and gourmet burger before then heading to the Prince Charles Cinema to watch the greatest Christmas movie “Love Actually” with mulled wine and mince pies on the 27th of December (because Love Actually is all around…).

Finally, you can indulge even more with Afternoon Tea at Chesterfield Mayfair.

The Chesterfield Mayfair includes the classic festive mulled wine alongside their selection of themed cakes, pastries and sandwiches. And, if you’re anything like us Plantation Shutters, you’ll be seizing as many opportunities to drink mulled wine as possible before the festive season comes to a close. (You can never have too much mulled wine at Christmas). Chesterfield has even come up with a special ‘Christmas blend’ tea as an accompaniment. This one costs £45.50 including a glass of champagne and is available until 31st December so get in quick before December disappears.

Don’t let the Christmas season disappear too quickly and embrace every moment with your friends and family because before too know it, it will be 2019 and you’ll be back at work dreaming of the holidays again.

The Plantation Team are away from 25th December through to 2nd January but fear not, you can still visit our site and have to browse through our shutter styles and lifestyle gallery. Our festive sale runs until 31st January, keep an eye out for our amazing festive reductions across our product range. Can’t wait until 2nd January? We’re still in the office until Christmas Eve, so get in touch today, contact one of our friendly team, email or call us 020 8871 9222.

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