Friday 22 December 2023

ZSL - Merry Christmas from ZSL! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฆ

 

Thursday 21 December 2023

Natural History Museum - Join us for a fun day out this Christmas

 

Borough Market - Merry Christmas from Borough Market

 


Merry Christmas from Borough Market

 
Borough Market is always a magical place, but particularly at this time of year. If you’ve been here for your Christmas shopping, you’ll know what it’s like to be swept up by the energy, the interaction, the high-quality food, the sense of both heritage and progress. As a charitable trust, our mission is to make that magic even stronger. We want this to be even more of a community hub, an even better place to trade and shop, and a beacon for inclusive and sustainable practices. To those ends, we’ve spent this year putting in place ambitious plans for the future, which we look forward to sharing in detail in the months to come.

To help guide our plans, we’ve defined Borough Market’s purpose as being “for community, the love of food and a better tomorrow”. I, and everyone at the Market, wish you a Christmas and New Year blessed with more than a little of the first two things and a promise of the last.


Jane Swift, CEO of Borough Market

Recipes for a waste-free Christmas

No one likes to see good food being thrown away, but the spirit of generosity that’s so central to Christmas often results in tables so heaving that even to most waste-averse among us struggle to clear them. To help with that dilemma, Nadja Auerbach has created three simple recipes designed to use up any leftover turkey and sprouts, root vegetables and Christmas pudding.

Find more Christmas recipes
Recipes

Roast turkey with a bacon lattice


A classic Christmas centrepiece, topped off with some impressive bacon-based artistry – a recipe from the new Ginger Pig Christmas Cook Book.
RECIPE BY TIM WILSON & REBECCA SEAL
 

Roasted brussels sprouts with bacon, chestnuts & cream


A side dish from the Ginger Pig Christmas Cook Book with enough cream and pork fat to convert even the most sprout-sceptical of guests.
RECIPE BY TIM WILSON & REBECCA SEAL
 
Traders

McLaren’s Christmas Pudding

The eponymous treats at McLaren’s Christmas Pudding are wrapped and presented as beautifully as they are made. Each pudding is carefully made to the McLaren family recipe. The fruit is macerated for two days in brandy, Guinness and the zest and juice of fresh oranges and lemons, before being steamed for eight hours and matured for several months.

Borough Wines

Offering interesting wines with real provenance, Borough Wines champions small, independent winemakers from around the world. The stand’s wine-on-tap concept – an economical, waste-reducing bottle refill service that doesn’t compromise on quality – is perfect for the festive season. Fill up for Christmas, then refill for New Year!

The Postal Museum - Season's Greetings from The Postal Museum!

 

Holiday opening hours
We'll be open Tuesday to Sunday throughout the festive period (except for Sunday, 24 December and Tuesday, 26 December when the museum will be closed).

It's a great time to ride festive Mail Rail, view our heart-warming collection of letters to Father Christmas, or plan a cracking visit for the New Year.

Happy Holidays!
What's On
A history of Christmas cards
With the festive season upon us we take a look at how Christmas cards came to feature images of smartly dressed posties, pillar boxes and even delivery robins.

To find answers we must go all the way back to the very first Christmas cards.
Learn more
Vouchers to the rescue
Treat your loved one to an experience they’ll never forget. Give them a Gift Voucher to explore The Postal Museum, including a ride on Mail Rail.

Gift Vouchers can be ordered online and printed at home - Merry Christmas!

  
Order here
Shop Christmas 
Looking for lots of little things?

While it is close to the wire for first class delivery in time for Christmas, The Postal Museum shop will be open all week, except  for Christmas Eve.

If you are in town searching for stocking fillers -  we have posters, postcards, books, toys, chocolate and other treats - pop in.
Shop here