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‘Tis the season for a little bit of luxury, so why not sprinkle some sparkle on your schedule with our Indytute picks of glorious gilded pleasure. Go on, treat yourself - all that glitters doesn’t have to break the bank. 


1. Gold Rush

Put a sheen on your chakras with some DISCO yoga! ‘Glitz up’ and get on down(ward dog) for an energising sequence of festive fitness that will give you a seasonal shine from the inside out. Reboot your body before the next big do and rejuvenate your mind ready to face the shops with a smile on your face. And with a super tasty, super-food inspired cocktail waiting for your after class, an evening’s flow-ho-ho at this Boogie Wonderland will leave you radiant! 

£20, Trapeze Shoreditch: Every Tuesday 

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2. Golden Balls

The biggest ball pits in town have gone gold, and over at Ballie Ballerson there’s a sack full of surprises in store to make your night a Christmas cracker. Pop the prosecco and tuck into a party platter at one of their bottomless brunches or grab a mate and dive in for two hours of seasonal silliness well worth taking those woolly socks off for! If you’re looking for a way to let your inner big kid go wild this winter, this gig gets the gold star. 

Tickets from £7.50, Ballie Ballerson Soho & Shoreditch: Monday - Sunday, Times Vary, Booking Required

5 gold things Ballie Ballerson Soho & Shoreditch
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3. Golden Glow

Bathe in the dazzling lights of an after-dark trail as Kew Garden’s nighttime spectacular returns with a new route and new dramatic installations. Weave your way around the park under a cascading archway illuminated by the soft haze of flickering fairy-fire branches. Cozy up under an evergreen canopy drenched in rich seasonal colour as jets of light shoot across the pond and a Victorian carousel spins to the sound of Christmas classics. At the end of the night, warm your cold hands on a mug of mulled wine and toast marshmallows on a roaring fire-pit: this wondrous winter wilderness will ignite all your senses.

Adult Tickets £16, Kew Gardens: 20th November - 5th January, 5pm - 10pm (last entry 7.40pm)

5 gold things christmas at kew

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4. Golden ticket

Willy Wonka’s whimsical world of the strange, surreal and sublime has been recreated in all its delectable deliciousness by One Aldwych’s very own Loompa legend (or Executive Chef, if you will). The result? The most tempting afternoon tea in Theatreland. Laden with lemon flossed-loveliness, expect piles of scrumptious scones stuffed with cream and ‘snozzberry’ jam, and mountains of macarons that are not quite as they seem… A festive feast of mouth-watering morsels all washed down with a cold glass of (Fizzy Lifting) Champagne, this enchanting immersive dining experience is a pure indulgence of pure imagination. Roald Dahl would approve.
 
5 gold things Charlie & The Chocolate Factory’s Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych, Covent Garden

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5. The elixir of yule

Who says you need £100* to add some gold to your glass? Popaball’s range of iridescent shimmers, bursting bubbles and lustrous liquors will pimp that prosecco or glam up your gin for a fraction of the price of a George VI. They even do glitter jams...now that’s what we call a toast!

From £3.99, Popaball

*Although if you have it, the diamond-infused decadence of the city’s most opulent Christmassy cocktail is ready for decoding at The Bletchley.

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