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Christmas in the Capital- London Walks Virtual Tour

  • December 11, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • | £10

Join Blue Badge Guide Simon Whitehouse for a virtual tour of seasonal celebrations & yuletide traditions in London

About this Event

Deck the halls, munch on a mince pie & make merry over a glass of mulled wine as we bring you glad tidings of joy from London!

From the lights and Christmas windows of Oxford Street to the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square, we take a snow capped sleigh ride through Christmases in London past & present:

• We’ll trace the story of Christmas traditions including Christmas cards, carols & crackers

• We’ll learn the origin of Boxing Day & strange seasonal terms like ‘wassailing’

• Discover the original ‘Grinch’ who tried to steal Christmas

• Find out which royals introduced the decorated Christmas tree & the eating of turkey

• Virtually ‘pop’ into our glorious galleries for a winter wonderland painting or two

• We’ll uncover the convention of the Christmas pantomime

• Curl up in the company of Charles Dickens as we explore the dark origins of ’ A Christmas Carol’ & how it helped shape the way we celebrate Christmas all over the world

The tour will be sprinkled with Simon’s seasonal mix of festive facts, fun & frolics to take us into a healthier and happier 2021!

Sensory Information:

Due to the nature of this event, we do not anticipate any sensory issues. We suggest keeping your volume and brightness levels accessible.