The Boiler House

The Boiler House is a multi-purpose event space and online hub dedicated to co-creating a better and more sustainable future. Visit our beautiful East London warehouse for talks, pop ups, workshops, weekend markets and more.

5 of the Best Eco-Friendly Christmas Activities to Do in London for Under £30

The most precious gift you can give someone is… time. So this year, forget stockings full of tat and bins full of plastic wrappings. Gifting experiences is where it’s at! Not only it will save the planet (and us) from drowning in ever more waste, but it will allow you and the special people in your life to share some extra-quality time together. Here are some of the best London-based festive experiences that won’t break the bank.

All the Festive Activities at City Island

London’s got a new outdoor Ice Rink! You can find it at the recently opened Hopewell Square, which also hosts artisan Christmas markets and a selection of festive workshops for all ages. They really went all in to offer the widest range of activities to cater for all tastes and ages. Want to learn how to create your very own eco-Christmas wreath, or make your own Kombucha? Fancy ceramic decorating or a festive art class? Or would you rather know how to make your own, sustainably-made crackers, or pom pom baubles for your Christmas tree?

For those who quite enjoy the festive tipple, they’ll be two Wine-tasting sessions, and Soul Shakers will delight the crowds with their Christmas Day Cocktail Masterclass. If you come with the whole family, don’t miss the Festive Winter Wonderland class for children under five years old and babies. It will be a sensory celebration for your mini-me, packed with music, movement, singing and dancing.

The English National Ballet’s Sinfonietta will be opening the festivities on Thursday 12th December, with a Nutcracker themed musical performance!

From the 12th to the 22nd of December
Closest Station: Canning Town
Ice Rink Adults General Admissions £8, Children £5.5 (FREE under the age of 5) Workshops info& Tickets here
Bookings available at London City Island

Walk like an Intelligencer

Ever wondered what it must be like to be a secret-service agent? The London Spy Walk can help you oil your undercover skills! All while absorbing hidden insights into buildings and monuments that you might have been oblivious to for years. Prepared to be shocked and stirred by stories of espionage, and to be covertly assigned with some highly-secret missions. Without revealing your cunning plans, you will have to find out information from friends and fellow travellers.. but who can be trusted? You’ll find out at the end of the tour.

David, tour guide and raconteur extraordinaire, was inspired by the homonymous scurrilous and irreverent guide through the underbelly of early 18th Century London. Let him entertain you and your loved ones through a journey of magic tricks, murders and poisoned princes, to reveal the darkest secrets hidden within the cobbled streets of our most glorious capital. Rated 5 stars on Trip Advisor by +100 people.

Starts at Bond Street Station ends near Trafalgar Square
Price from £18
Bookings available on Indytute.com or contact David directly
+8

Magical Tour for Muggles

If your Hogwarts letter got lost in the post, take some solace in this 2.5-hour tour of Harry Potter’s movie locations around town. Breath in the magic of the locations which inspired J. K. Rowling to write one of the best novel series of all time. Get knee-deep into the eeriness of the entrances to the Ministry of Magic and the Leaky Cauldron, and hear about the weird and wonderful inspirations for Diagon Alley and Knockturn Alley.

As a small bonus, you’ll also uncover some London landmarks passed on the tour. All tours are conducted in small groups of a max 20 people.

Starts at Duke St. Hill, SE1 2SW near London Bridge Station
Price from £16.75
Bookings available on Trip Advisor
For all ages

Wednesday Night Fever with Disco Yoga

Get down to the funkiest mid-week party in town. It might not be the most traditional way to practice, but Yoga is about experiencing inner joy. And Disco Yoga at the Prince of Peckham helps you do just that, whilst shimmying off work-related stress to 80s bangers and Funk&Soul tunes.

Guaranteed to get your muscles pumping and to set your abs on fire, although that might also be due to the copious amounts of laughter. After the class, you’ll recharge with a smooth, tasty, superfood-inspired cocktail, included in the ticket price.

And for an extra tenner, you can attend their Brunch & Cocktail sessions at Bush Hall in West London.

Every 1st Wednesday of the month
Closest Stations: Queen’s Road Peckham and Peckham Rye
Price between £10 and £18
Bookings available on Disco Yoga

Up-cycle Your Garments

Is your wardrobe full of old unwanted stuff? Come down to the Boiler House on the 8th of December and learn how to turn it into something useful! With Agnes LDN you’ll discover new sewing skills and learn how to turn your unwanted clothes into grocery bags, helping you avoid plastic packaging. And helping you make great eco-gifts!

Sewing machines, equipment and spare garments will be provided, but you’re more than welcome to bring along any old garments you wish to upcycle. Fun patterns and instructions will be yours to take away after the workshop, so you can revel in some DIY upcycling at home.
The best part? No previous sewing experience required! So come one and come all! Learn some new eco-skills and enjoy conscious market vibes, plant-based food and drinks, and great tunes all day.

Closest Tube Station: Liverpool Street or Aldgate East
Price £30 (includes a drink from London’s first CBD bar. Soft & hot drinks and alcoholic options available)
Tickets on EventBrite
Family-friendly

  • Share:
41 thoughts on “5 of the Best Eco-Friendly Christmas Activities to Do in London for Under £30”

    Wow, awesome blog layout! How lengthy have you ever been running a blog for?
    you make blogging look easy. The full look of your site is magnificent, let alone
    the content material!

    Nice post. I was checking continuously this blog and I am impressed!
    Extremely useful info specifically the last part 🙂 I care for such information much.
    I was seeking this certain information for a very
    long time. Thank you and best of luck.

    Please let me know if you’re looking for a article writer for your site.
    You have some really good articles and I feel I would be a good asset.

    If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d
    absolutely love to write some content for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine.
    Please send me an email if interested. Regards!

    I am not sure where you’re getting your information, but good topic.

    I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more.

    Thanks for fantastic information I was looking for this info
    for my mission.

    Thank you for every other informative blog. The place else
    may I get that kind of info written in such an ideal manner?

    I have a mission that I’m just now running on, and
    I’ve been on the look out for such information.

    With havin so much written content do you ever run into any issues of plagorism or copyright infringement?
    My blog has a lot of exclusive content I’ve either created
    myself or outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping it up
    all over the internet without my authorization. Do you know any solutions to help prevent
    content from being ripped off? I’d certainly appreciate it.

    Very good website you have here but I was wondering if you knew of
    any community forums that cover the same topics talked about
    here? I’d really love to be a part of online community where I can get opinions from other experienced people that share
    the same interest. If you have any suggestions,
    please let me know. Appreciate it!

    Hello, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and i was just curious if you get a
    lot of spam responses? If so how do you prevent it,
    any plugin or anything you can suggest? I get so much lately it’s driving me mad so any help is very much
    appreciated.

    I just want to mention I’m beginner to blogs and absolutely loved you’re web page. Very likely I’m going to bookmark your site . You amazingly come with good articles. With thanks for sharing your webpage.

    Thanks a bunch for another valuable post. Ive been checking this web site often for the past couple of months, and its currently one among my favorite sites! . I work on an internet site that has very similar content, would you have any interest write a guest post on it? Shoot me an email if you’re interested!

    Excellent post. I used to be checking continuously this blog and I am inspired!
    Extremely helpful info specially the remaining section 🙂 I maintain such information a lot.
    I was looking for this certain info for a very long time.
    Thank you and good luck.

    We’re a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community.
    Your site provided us with valuable info to work on. You have done an impressive job and our entire community will
    be grateful to you.

    Hey! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this website?
    I’m getting fed up of WordPress because I’ve had issues with hackers and I’m looking at alternatives for
    another platform. I would be fantastic if you could point me
    in the direction of a good platform.

    Hey there! I know this is sort of off-topic however I had to ask.

    Does building a well-established website like yours require a large amount of work?
    I’m brand new to running a blog but I do write in my diary on a daily basis.
    I’d like to start a blog so I can easily share my own experience and views online.

    Please let me know if you have any recommendations or tips for new aspiring blog owners.
    Appreciate it!

    Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I’ve truly enjoyed
    browsing your blog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing
    to your feed and I hope you write again very soon!

    I have observed that of all varieties of insurance, health insurance is the most marked by controversy because of the conflict between the insurance cover company’s obligation to remain afloat and the buyer’s need to have insurance plan. Insurance companies’ profits on health plans are certainly low, consequently some providers struggle to generate income. Thanks for the ideas you discuss through this web site.

    It’s actually a nice and helpful piece of information. I am glad that you simply shared this useful information with us.
    Please stay us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

    Hey there, You have performed a great job. I’ll certainly digg it and personally recommend to my friends. I am confident they will be benefited from this web site.

    I’ve been browsing on-line greater than 3 hours as of late, yet I never discovered any fascinating article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all site owners and bloggers made just right content material as you probably did, the net shall be a lot more useful than ever before.

    I used to be suggested this blog by means of my cousin. I’m not positive whether this put up is written via him as no one else recognize such exact about my difficulty. You are wonderful! Thanks!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest Posts From The Blog       Latest Posts From The Blog       Latest Posts From The Blog       Latest Posts From The Blog       Latest Posts From The Blog