Woop Woop! December is here! At Rockett St George we are gearing up for Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year!
December is the month of present buying, lots of eating & drinking and time with your friends & family. So, to help you make the most of December we have rounded up our favourite things to do, eat, see, listen to and more during the festive period.
Even better, to really get you in the festive spirit we have teamed up with The Zetter to offer you a nights stay for two at the London Boutique hotel that put the London's most creative neighbourhood, Clerkenwell on the map. Keep on reading to find out more and to read all about the best things to see, do and more this month.
We hope you have a fantastic month & Merry Christmas!
Jane, Lucy and The RSG Team x
Rockett St George has partnered with The Zetter Hotel to give you the chance to win a night’s stay in one of the Rooftop rooms at this ultra gorgeous boutique hotel.
The Zetter Hotel enjoys an enviable location in Clerkenwell, one of London’s hippest neighbourhoods and known for its focus on design. A converted Victorian warehouse, the contemporary hotel is just around the corner from The Barbican and St Paul’s. It is ideally placed for shopping at east London’s markets and West End boutiques too!
By entering, one lucky winner will win a night’s accommodation in a Rooftop Deluxe Suite for two! The Rooftop Deluxe Suite features an expansive roof terrace complete with an alfresco bath! How cool is that?! The lucky winner will also be treated to a six-course tasting menu by The Zetter's Head Chef, Ben Boeynaems and a long, lazy breakfast the next morning.
If you don’t WIN however you can still take advantage of an exclusive 15% discount on rooms by entering the code ROCKETT when making a bedroom booking.
To be in for the chance to win a nights stay at The Zetter Hotel, simply click the link above and answer one simple question!*
This month our wonderful co-founder, Lucy St George, has hand picked her Top 5 Favourite RSG pieces that she thinks will make a great Christmas Gift. Check out Lucy's choices below and treat your friends, family and yourself to something lovely for the home...
It's that time of the year when Ice Rinks start popping up all over town. We have picked our top 5 to get you in the mood for going for a spin on the ice.
With a stunning setting right out the front of one of Londons best loved museums, skate under twinkling fairy lights and huge Christmas tree, followed by a hot chocolate, or something stronger.
Where? The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London. SW7 5BD.
When? 25 October 2018 - 20 January 2019.
Enjoy the surroundings of this neoclassical courtyard and the stunning architecture as you show off your best moves on the ice. Follow this with an indulgent stop at the Fortnum & Mason Alpine Lodge and a bit of shopping in their Christmas arcade.
Where? Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA.
When? 14 November 2018 – 13 January 2019.
This ever popular location brings a different vibe to your skate session. Sitting under some of Londons tallest buildings this magical rink is full of sparkle and there are plenty of bars to drop into after.
Where? Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AB.
When? 2nd November 2018 – 16th February 2019.
If you fancy getting the best views of London when you skate, this is one for you! Located on top of a warehouse in Tobacco Dock you will be skating under the stars with amazing views of the skyline.
Where? Tobacco Dock – Pennington Street Entrance, Wapping, London E1W 2SF.
When? Various dates in November and December 2018.
No.5. Hampton Court Palace
Make a day of it with a visit to the ice rink, followed by a tour of the palace. A great place for the family and a beautiful setting for a bit of skating.
Where? Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU
When? 23 November 2018 to 06 January 2019.
Not in London?! Here are a number of fabulous Ice Rinks near you:
Get along to the Southbank this Christmas time and immerse yourself in the Wintertime Market fun!
On from Friday the 9th of November right until Thursday 27th of December 2018 there is so much to see and do! Enjoy a stroll along the Thames stopping of at all the alpine wooden huts, full of gifts, food, drink and much more. Experience food from around the world, including Asian, Indian and Greek. Relax and browse the stalls with a mulled wine or a cocktail and enjoy the festive feeling with music, lights and the smells of Christmas.
What's more, as well as the market there are an array of shows, including comedy, music and cabaret throughout the Christmas period. Great fun for all of the family, head to the website to see what's on! southbankcentre.co.uk
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
Continuing to appear at different locations around London, Pergola has now found homes in Paddington and Olympia.
Enjoy a relaxed and laid back atmosphere up on the roof. In the Winter months, you will be taken to a magical hideaway away from the street view, with heated flooring and a roof to keep you warm. Nestle in with a mulled wine...or two, and cosy up for an afternoon or evening with friends.
5 Kingdom Street, Paddington Central, W2 6PY
Level Five Rooftop, Olympia Car Park, Olympia Way, Kensington, W14 8UX
If you're looking for an Instagram worthy restaurant to visit this Christmas, then you've got to check out The Ivy Chelsea Garden!
Having transformed the exterior into a giant gingerbread house, complete with sweets, candy canes, gingerbread men, lights, and baubles The Ivy Chelsea Garden is a sight to be seen!
Although the exterior may not be edible, inside you will certainly find lots of treats to satisfy your sweet tooth, as well as a Christmas cocktail ready and waiting. Menu highlights include The Ivy Handburger, Lobster Linguine and Oak Smoked Salmon. Favourites off the Vegetarian and Vegan menu include the Dukka Spiced Sweet Potato, Wild Mushroom Risotto and the HLT Open Sandwich. Top your visit off with The Ivy Chelsea Gardens killer Coffee Negroni or the Kings Road Manhattan and you'll be dancing all the way home!
The Ivy Chelsea Garden, 195 -197 King's Road, London, SW3 5EQ
We have been getting in the mood for Christmas at RSG! So, we've been raiding our old CD boxes and hunting out our favourite songs online and there are so many Christmas hits that we just love. However, there are always the old Christmas song favourites that we never tire of. So, sit back and relax (preferably with a mulled wine) and listen to some classic indulgent Christmas delights!
2000 Miles - The Pretenders
Baby Its Cold Outside - Tom Jones & Cerys Mathews
Last Christmas - Wham
Fairytale Of New York - The Pogues
Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Cat Power
White Christmas - Lady Gaga
Step Into Christmas - Elton John
Winter Wonderland - Macy Gray
Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid
- And more on our Christmas Playlist.