What's on in the UK: Things to do in the next week

Whether you're looking to for a spectacularly stunning light display in Scotland or want to cosy up in the heart of the capital while pretending you're in a Scandanavian ski lodge, HELLO! Online has something for you to enjoy during the next week across the United Kingdom.


Friday 14 November: The Imitation Game

See for yourself on opening night why Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch has already received Oscar speculation for his role as Alan Turing. The Imitation Game is the true tale of the code-breaker who broke the Enigma code at Bletchley Park during the second World War, helping to bring the conflict to an end and paving the way the for modern computers.


Saturday 15 November: Hyper Japan

The annual event is back for the festive season to deliver another installment of crazy, cute and creative Japanese culture to Olympia London. The Christmas Market is this year themed around ‘unique and interesting Christmas gifts’, ensuring the market will feature a higher proportion of shopping booths and gift experiences than in previous years. Guests will also be treated to a wide variety of stage performances, martial arts and cooking demonstrations, as well as having the opportunity to wine and dine at our ever-popular food and drink stalls.

See hyperjapan.co.uk/ for more information

Sunday 16 November: Night in the Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens

As darkness descends on Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Gardens, you can follow a magical trail of light, experiencing some of the Garden's favourite features, like the Pond and the Victorian Palm House, which have been turned into the backdrop for extraordinary light effects.

See rbge.org.uk/ for more information

Monday 17 November: Once

Here's one for all you Boyzone fans out there - Ronan Keating is joining the smash hit Once, and will capture your heart like no other. The heart-warming love story, which was based on the critically acclaimed film is performed by a talented cast of actor-musicians, with Ronan playing leading man Guy in this bittersweet tale of a Dublin busker who falls for a young Czech woman.

See oncemusical.co.uk/ for more information

Tuesday 18 November: Save The Children Celebrity Jumper Jumble

Celebrities including Isla Fisher, Erin O Connor, Myleene Klass, Fearne Cotton, Greg James and many more have all donated Christmas jumpers for this fun event being held at Westfield Stratford. Go along and swap your old Christmas jumper for a new one and be in with a chance of taking home a celebrities’ jumper - but you won’t know who you have picked because the tags are tucked inside. It's £2 to swap your woollies but all the money goes to Save the Children.

Visit uk.westfield.com/stratfordcity/christmas/christmas-jumper-jumble for more information

Wednesday 19 November: Birmingham's Christmas Frankfurt Market

One of the country's most popular Christmas markets is back and with over 180 stalls it's one of the most exciting to visit. Pick up presents for your family or friends - or even yourself - with crystal lamps, hand-crafted leatherwork, rugs, and much much more. You can also make an evening of it, with delicious German snacks including pretzels, schnitzels, bratwursts, and knoblauchbrot all on offer as well as gluhwein, weissbeer, mulled cider, or tasty hot chocolate.

See birmingham.gov.uk/frankfurtmarket for more information and dates

Thursday 20 November: Piste

The bespoke après-ski bar Piste is returning to London this year, transporting guests from the busy streets to a beautifully designed, warm and elegant ski lodge. Decorated with reindeer fur, vintage skis, and even Piste’s own roaring fire, guests can sit back and relax in one the comfortable lounges, as they enjoy a dedicated cocktail menu professionally created by the talented bar team and inspired by the finest Christmas ingredients.

See archerstreet.co.uk/ for more information
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