"A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life." Charles Darwin
Charles Robert Darwin, FRS (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and proposed the scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
Ally Pally Christmas Carnival
When: Sat 1st Dec 2018 to
Sun 16th Dec 2018Where: Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, LondonN22 7AY
Admisson: Free entry. Shows and Santa's Grotto are ticketed, from £8.50.
About the Event:
Christmas in Leicester Square transforms the centre of bustling London into a wonderland including traditional Christmas markets with hand-crafted goods and delicious food and drinks, a Santa's Grotto where children can meet the man himself, plus a whole host of fantastic shows in the beautiful surrounds of a traditional 1920s spiegeltent.
When: Thu 22nd Nov 2018 to
Sat 5th Jan 2019 Where: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, RichmondTW9 3AE Times: 5pm – 10pm Admission: Adult: from £16.50,
Child: from £10,
Under 4yrs: free
About the event:
Now in its sixth year, our 2018 winter trail will be bigger than ever before, with over a million twinkling pea-lights and thousands of laser beams. Walk under welcoming arches into a world festooned with seasonal cheer and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour.
When: Thu 25th Oct 2018 to
Sun 6th Jan 2019 Where: Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, LondonSW7 5BD Times: 10:00 - 21:00 Admission: Adults from £12.65;
Children from £8.80;
Families from £39.60
About the event: Set against the backdrop of the Waterhouse building, the Ice Rink at the Natural History Museum is one of the most magical places to be this winter.
Experience the thrill of skating surrounded by fairy lights nestled in frost-covered trees, with the smell of mulled wine and toasted marshmallows in the air.
Whether you can dance on ice like Torvill and Dean, or you skate more like Bambi, a visit to the Museum’s Ice Rink is a must this festive season.
Book your skate session online to guarantee your place or buy your tickets from the box office when you arrive. Remember, you may have to wait for your turn on the ice if you haven't booked your session in advance, especially during peak times.
When: Wed 14th Nov 2018 to
Sun 13th Jan 2019 Where: Somerset House, The Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Admission: Child from £8.50,
Adult from £11.00
About the event:
Enjoy the perfect winter day out at Somerset House. Skate day or night with family and friends on London’s most beautiful ice rink. Skate Lates features an extra special series of music nights throughout the season - the perfect start to your weekend. Après-skate, treat yourself at Fortnum’s Lodge with one of our Skate Extras – all designed for two to share; relax and take in the spectacle rink-side with a drink or warming snack in the Skate Lounge.
Fortnum’s Christmas Arcade returns, transforming the West Wing into a one-stop, essential festive shopping destination.