FAWLTY TOWERS IN BROMLEY
It’s good news for fans of former sitcom Fawlty Towers (and curious souls who missed the cult show). The hotel is opening a second venue (well, dining room anyway) at Bromley’s Churchill Theatre. Book your tickets, check yourselves in and enjoy three courses of food, drink and immersive comedy, in which the most iconic moments of Basil Fawlty and co will be recreated before your table.
Churchill Theatre, High Street, Bromley BR1 1HA. December 20 & 21, from 7pm. Admission: £45, ages 14+ welcome. Advanced booking essential.
WATCH SANTA RUN
Don’t be surprised if you see Santa run past you in Greenwich Park this Saturday, chased by snowmen, elves and reindeer. It’s the Christmas edition of the Greenwich Park 5k & 10k, where festive fancy dress is very much encouraged. If you’re not running yourself, why not come along and support the sporty gaggle of Christmas characters? The Bandstand, Greenwich Park, Charlton Way, London SE10 8QY. December 22, from 10am – 1pm. Admission: £21 to run/ FREE to watch.
NIGHTS AT THE MARKET
Explore Greenwich Market’s offering after dark at this week’s Market Late event, where visitors can buy arts and crafts, and other hand-made Christmas gifts. With a glass of mulled wine in hand and tunes in your ears, it’ll be a far cry from rubbing shoulders with tourists on busy Oxford Street. Grab a plate of street food when you get hungry and shop till you, er, drop. Greenwich Market, London SE10 9HZ. December 19, until 8pm. Admission: FREE. www.greenwichmarket.london/
THE 20th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SHINDIG AT THE PELTON ARMS
Do you love a Christmas tradition? The Pelton Arms in Greenwich certainly does; the pub is celebrating 20 years of its annual Christma shindig on Thursday December 20. This year, performers Andrea Britten and Stephen Large are dedicating their gig proceedings to homelessness-combating charity Crisis. Head to the pub from 8pm onwards to sing along to festive earworms and open your purse or wallet for a good cause. The Pelton Arms, 23-25 Pelton Road, Greenwich SE10 9PQ. December 20, from 8pm – 11pm. Admission: FREE. www.peltonarms.com/
NOT-SO FESTIVE FILMS
Not feeling Christmassy just yet? Head to Deptford Cinema for a night of anti-Christmas entertainment. The cinema is screening director Chris Peckover’s 2016 horror Better Watch Out, in which teenage babysitter ashley (Olivia DeJonge) must defend her 12-year-old charge Luke (Levi Miller) from unwelcome intruders. If nothing else, it might just shock you into craving a bit of festive cheer. Deptford Cinema, 39 Deptford Broadway, London SE8 4PQ. December 21, from 7:30pm – 10:30pm. Admission: £6/£4.50 concessions.