London's not short of carol concerts and Christmas fairs at this time of year, but occasionally one stands out from the crowd — like this one, taking place in a little-known castle in south-east London.
Severndroog Castle has long been a favourite of ours, not least for its spectacular views over seven counties, so we can't wait to see it in all its festive finery. For one day only, a choir is on hand to serenade visitors with carols, and Father Christmas himself is scheduled to stop by.
The local SE18 Choir has prepared a programme of Christmas classics — feel free to join in, or simply sit back and enjoy the show (perhaps with a glass of mulled wine, available to buy at the Terrace Tearoom...).
Kids are kept busy with craft activities, including a chance to make tree decorations to take home, and they'll receive a gift from Santa too... provided they're on the 'nice' list.
Tickets to Christmas At The Castle include access to the castle and viewing platform, in addition to the festive activities — and we'd recommend going for the afternoon session if possible, as you'll be able to watch the sun setting over London.