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Free Miracle on Leake Street
Thu, 07 Dec 2023

Miracle on Leake Street


South Bank's alternative Christmas event is back for a 5th year, turning the famous Leake Street graffiti tunnel into a festive party venue for one night only!

On Thursday 7th December, the Waterloo and South Bank community will once again lead this alternative Christmas celebration that will bring the whole (urban) family together.

The evening will begin with a Cabaret performance from the award-winning artist, Pi the Mime, before a screening of ‘Home Alone 2 – Lost in New York’.

Inspired by both Manhattan and Leake Street’s graffiti backdrops, guests can then join a free graffiti workshop led by Leake Street Arches Artist-in-Residence, Marc Craig. Under his expert tuition, attendees will be able to leave their own mark on the tunnels’ walls.

Throughout the evening there will also be free wreath-making workshops, festive face-painting, street food stalls, mulled wine, and market stalls run by local craft traders (perfect for finding that unique Christmas gift). With (machine blown) snow in the air, a snowboard simulator for (big) kids and a real-life Santa DJing outside Humbug Dive Bar, the transformation of Leake Street Arches into London’s coolest Christmas hangout will be complete.

This free event is run by WeAreWaterloo and South Bank London and will be held at Leake Street Arches. Donations made by cash and card throughout the evening will go to Waterloo Foodbank.

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£129.00 New Year's Eve: The Music Sounds Better With You
Sun, 31 Dec 2023

New Year's Eve: The Music Sounds Better With You

Live Event - 100 Wardour St Restaurant Club

Ring in the New Year with sounds of the century and the very best of live music with 100 Wardour Street’s Music Sounds Better with You New Year’s Eve Party. Complete with a three-course dinner, flowing cocktails, fizz and energetic live music followed by renowned DJs spinning on the decks – wine, dine and dance into 2024 in style. Tickets are £129pp (early seating 6:00-7:30pm) or £199pp (late seating 7:45-10:30pm). For those that want to dance without dining, tickets for entry before 11:30pm start at just £40pp.

From 31 Dec until 1 Jan

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£55 Wine and Cheese Tasting Dinner
Wed, 29 Nov 2023

Wine and Cheese Tasting Dinner

Dining Experience - Crafthouse

Join us in the Private Dining Room on Wednesday 29th November for our Wine and Cheese Tasting Dinner, perfect for those cold November nights.

Enjoy five cheese dishes created by our Head Chef, Simon Jewitt, beautifully paired with wines chosen by our Head Sommelier. Be guided by our Crafthouse experts through the flavours and pairings, so you can really savour the moment!


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Wed, 29 Nov 2023


Dining Experience - Calici Restaurant

November is painted in red and white with Wine Wednesday at Calici!

Get ready for a month-long wine extravaganza! Starting November 8th, every Wednesday at Calici is Wine Wednesday. Immerse yourself in the world of flavors with our extensive wine selection, all at an exclusive 50% discount. Each sip tells a tale of vineyards far away and craftsmanship that transcends time. Paired with our exquisite bites, every moment becomes a celebration of taste and sophistication. Elevate your midweek experience.

Book your table now and let the fine wines guide your senses.

Cheers to a November filled with exceptional wines and unforgettable moments! 

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