Things to do
Wrap up warm and head to Kew Gardens for their winter festivities. As you wander through the iconic gardens you’ll find singing trees, giant baubles, light shows and plenty of warming treats – don’t miss the Palm House’s laser spectacular.
Where to eat
While the sashimi is spectacular, the newly renovated Ginza Onodera just off Piccadilly is also one of the few Japanese restaurants in London that specialises in teppan-yaki (using an iron grill) and robata (skewers slow-cooked over charcoal). Try the black cod saikyo-yaki.
Indulge in the festive menu at the Michelin-starred Galvin at Windows, starting with the velouté of chestnut with bacon, oyster and toasted brioche. Get the sommelier to advise you on your wine pairings, and then finish by dipping into the ‘Cocktail Passport’ menu – try a ‘trip’ to Uruguay.