With the weather taking a turn for the colder and darker, it is clear to see that winter is coming. This also means that Christmas is approaching and if you are looking to get into the festive spirit, you’ll want to plan ahead. Planning and preparation goes a long way in ensuring you enjoy a great Christmas and when it comes to the best Christmas activities in E1, Regent Property has you covered.

The fact that three London Boroughs are represented in the E1 postcode area, Tower Hamlets, Hackney and the City of London, should ensure that there is plenty to look out for. After all, each borough wants to be seen as the best in comparison with their neighbours and you often see that this encourages local authorities to pull out the stops or to ensure that commercial outlets have the opportunity to wow local residents.

If the weather is dry, what could be a better way to welcome the festive period than wrapping up warm and enjoying some fun and drinks looking at the stars and night sky? Tobacco Dock is the place to be with Skylight London offering you the chance to enjoy rooftop ice skating and there will be a chance to enjoy ice hockey penalty shots too.

Of course, it may be that you are more interested in other types of shots but you’ll find plenty to like here too as there are a range of bars, outdoor and indoor heated seated areas, food stalls and the chance to enjoy mulled wine. When it comes to making the most of the winter season, the Skylight in Wapping Lane is a fantastic choice.

Another fantastic option for people looking to head up on the roof comes at The Deck on the South Bank. This Christmas there is a focus on the office party and the venue has been changed into the “Moonshine Micky’s Speakeasy”, so if you fancy a prohibition edge to your Christmas fun, this is the venue for you, even if it means venturing into SE1 territory!

Enjoy a Silent Night

The festive period is a great time to have fun with friends and family members but if you are looking for something less hectic and noisy, you may appreciate a silent night. This means the Silent Night Tour at Dennis Severs House in Folgate Street in Spitalfields is likely to be of interest to you.

Here is a chance to take a candle-lit tour around a historic London home, dating back to the 18th century, and the attraction runs from the 20th of November through to the 4th of January of 2018. This tour is an example of a “living theatre” where you will come across how people used to live here but without actually seeing them. This isn’t your common festive activity but if you are looking for something quirky and exciting, this should be exactly what you are looking for.

The Big Christmas Wind Orchestra

Depending on how much you eat, and how many Brussel sprouts are on your plate, you may find that Boxing Day is a bit windy. However, if you want to see The Big Christmas Wind Orchestra, Spitalfields Christmas Market is the place to be. In the 2016 event, there were more than 170 players at the event, including singers alongside brass and wind players, and you get to experience a great range of festive carols and songs. The event also helps to raise funds for charity, with Hope For Children being the recipients of the 2016 event.

If you are looking for great presents for people and want to make sure you find some one-off gifts, the Independent Ceramics Market is likely to be a great help. It will be taking place at Rich Mix in Shoreditch on Sunday the 10th of December. There will be more than 60 representatives so you should find that there is a chance to get something that looks great and which speaks to the recipient.

If the thought of all this festive fun is becoming too much for you, think about arranging a trip to the Junkyard Golf Club at Dray Walk at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane. This is a brilliant chance to take the workplace out of their comfort zone while having some fun. Alternatively, if you and your pals are looking for a chance for some light exercise while enjoy drinks and some competition, this could be an alternative way to get together and have some fun this festive season.

Whatever you are looking to do in the run up to Christmas, you will find that E1 has a great range of Christmas activities you can look forward to.