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Eastlondonlines is shutting down over the festive period so we can get our fill of mince pies and mulled wine

Eastlondonlines is shutting down over the festive period so we can get our fill of mince pies and mulled wine

The Eastlondonlines team would like to wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and Happy New Year. We would also like to thank you all for following this site over the past year. From today, we will be taking a break and spending time with…

ELL Guide to Christmas: Top notch Christmas dinners

ELL Guide to Christmas:  Top notch Christmas dinners

This week, ELL recommends festive menus worthy of even the most hard to please food lovers, for Christmas Day lunch itself, your work Christmas party or just a good old Sunday roast. Hackney The Star By Hackney Downs, Clapton The Star by Hackney Downs has a super wintery Sunday Christmas…

ELL Guide to Christmas: It’s right behind you!

ELL Guide to Christmas: It’s right behind you!

From swashbuckling pirate adventures to festive film marathons, there’s plenty of family-fun over the Christmas period. Eastlondonlines sent Hannah Boland out to discover all the unmissable events over the holidays. Croydon A Journey through Bethlehem – Croydon Citadel For a last minute festive treat for the family, head down to…

ELL Guide to Christmas: Weekend activities

ELL Guide to Christmas: Weekend activities

Despite the chill in the air, Christmas spirit is now in full flow and so are the abundance of activities, from Santa’s grottos to musical soirees and plenty of opportunities to grab a mince pie and a warming mulled wine. Here is ELL’s guide to what’s on in the boroughs.…

Horniman Christmas Fair opens this weekend

Horniman Christmas Fair opens this weekend

The Horniman Museum is joining in on the festive fun by holding a Christmas Fair this weekend with plenty of activities for children, festive food and drink as well as shopping for adults. Children can follow the clues on the Christmas trail to solve the riddle and earn a festive gift…

ELL Guide to Christmas: This week’s markets and fairs

ELL Guide to Christmas: This week’s markets and fairs

  ELL has been rounding up this week’s Christmas markets and fairs so you can plan a great family day out, stock up on those stocking stuffers or just to get you into the Christmas spirit. The Horniman Museum has all things strange and extraordinary. Winterville’s comedy clubs, nightclubs and…

Recession pinch still felt in Christmas shopping trends

Christmas means many different things to different people. Over the next three weeks, Eastlondonlines will be asking a number of local people to describe their feelings about the festive season. The series begins with ELL reporter, Jasmin Kopotsha, whose childhood love of the season still lingers.  Despite Britain’s economy growing past its pre-recession peak, it would […]

Call to bring festive magic to deprived children

Call to bring festive magic to deprived children

  A Stoke Newington parenting website is on a mission to make sure ‘Santa visits every child in Hackney’ this Christmas. StokeyParents has teamed up with local estate agent Location Location to launch the Winter Toy and Food Appeal, collecting festive donations for the Ivy Street Family Centre and Hackney…

Winterville brings Christmas magic to Victoria Park

Winterville brings Christmas magic to Victoria Park

Winterville opened its gates yesterday, signalling the start of Christmas in Tower Hamlets. Victoria Park has been transformed into the magical town of Winterville, a new Christmas festival that offers an exciting array of attractions and entertainment. The opening saw friends and families of all ages enjoying a new type of…

What Christmas means to me: Jazmin Kopotsha

What Christmas means to me: Jazmin Kopotsha

  Christmas means many different things to different people. Over the next three weeks, Eastlondonlines will be asking a number of local people to describe their feelings about the festive season. The series begins with ELL reporter, Jazmin Kopotsha, whose childhood love of the season still lingers….   Being excited about…

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