Just in case your December calendar wasn’t crammed enough with the World Cup, Christmas parties, and end-of-year catch up brunches, here’s our roundup of the best Vauxhall has to offer.
If you want to get artistic this Christmas, here’s your chance to make your own wreath. Vauxhall City Farm is hosting workshops throughout December where you can use fresh herbs and foliage from their own garden to get your decor ready.
10:30am / 4pm | Vauxhall City Farm, 165 Tyers Street, SE11 5HS | £40
Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, Tia Maria has something for everyone with their salsa classes every sunday. Each class is followed by a party with live Brazilian music and you can try the first class for free.
7:30pm / 8:15pm | Tia Maria – Brazilian Bar & Restaurant, 126 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1RB | £0 – £11.37
Christmas is here and needless to say so are never-ending meals and drinks. Now pair that with some dress-up and a throwback to the 90’s. You’ve got yourself 3 hours of good music, company and a delicious bottomless brunch.
11:30am – 3pm | Fire & Lightbox, 39-43 Parry Street, SW8 1RT | £79.98 – £239.94
Winner of TimeOut magazines ‘best farmers market’, this local institution never fails to impress.
Suppliers from across the South East offer up the freshest fruit and veg, cheeses, pastries, meats, and treats. Ideal for getting those Christmas feasts underway.
10am-3pm | 3rd, 10th, and 17th Dec | St Marks Church, Kennington
If you’re looking for something unique for your Christmas shopping this year, pay a visit to this craft fair where the best design-makers take crafts to a whole new level. From ceramics to textiles, get yourself something one-of-a-kind that’s functional yet beautiful.
10:30am – 5pm | Garden Museum, 5 Lambeth Palace Rd, London SE1 7LB | £0 – £7
‘Tis the season to let your creative juices flow. Take a painting class and create your own rendition of The Starry Night onboard the Tamesis Dock. The views of the Thames might even help channel your inner Van Gogh. They also have more painting classes coming up in the month so be sure to catch the next one if you can’t make it.
1pm – 3pm | Tamesis Dock, Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TY | £30
Here’s a chance to reflect on what the year 2022 has been like and have a look into the future to answer the question “Is 2023 a year to look forward to?”. Drop by at Tea House Theatre’s final debate of the year to quench your curiosity.
7pm – 9:30pm | Tea House Theatre, 139 Vauxhall Walk, London SE11 5HL | Free
Nothing says ‘London Christmas’ like a stunning handmade wreath. So get your green fingers ready and put together a delightful combination of berries, branches and seasonal foliage while humming along to festive music and sipping on refreshments. You could also host the workshop in the comfort of your home..
11:30am – 8pm | Windmill Flowers, 4 Windmill Row, London SE11 5DW | £55
Ease into the festive spirit with a musical evening with ‘Mo’. A long time community presence in Vauxhall, she takes you on a journey with her beautiful voice and covers soulful acapella. All profits from the tickets will go towards the work done by Vauxhall City Farm throughout the year.
7:30pm – 10pm | Faith’s Place at Vauxhall City Farm, 165 Tyers Street London SE11 5HS | From £5.98
Experience an acoustic performance by the pop icon Kim Wilde with a mix of her hits and everyone’s favourite Christmas classics. Your ticket contributions will go towards The Wilde Cancer Foundation and Cabaret vs Cancer.
7pm – 11:55pm | Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Ln, London, SE11 5HY | £35 + Booking fee
Art lovers, this one’s for you. Have a peek into the world of sculpture and architecture and explore the relationship of the art with the natural world. The Sunday Painter’s current exhibition So Close, Come on by Kate Newby will take you on a new journey.
12pm – 6pm | The Sunday Painter, 117-119 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1XA
End 2022 with a glass of prosecco by the river and views of the city skyline. Professional musician Jason Stubbs will be in-charge of the tunes that keep your feet moving and you can even head to the after-party to Tamesis Dock right after to continue the cheer into the new year.
7pm – 12:15am | Battersea Barge, Nine Elms Ln, Nine Elms, London SW11 8PZ | £29 – £45
If you’re always the last one to leave a party, this is the place for you. Start your night with a 3-course meal and some complimentary cocktails followed by a glass of prosecco as the clock strikes 12 with beautiful views of the fireworks by the river, and of course, the party only stops when you want it to.
9:30pm – 4am | Cottons Vauxhall, Flagstaff house , Unit 12, St. George Wharf, London, SW82LE | £55
If you enjoy a variety of music, from Disco to House, the Royal Vauxhall Tavern is here to cater to all your needs. Spend your evening with the best of performers and DJs and countdown into the new year.
9pm – 4am | Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, London, SE11 5HY | £25