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Forget Oxford Street: here are the best Christmas markets in London to make your shopping a treat, not a chore.

Yesterday, 15:51
With our help, you can do better than this monkey [Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images]

We’ve rounded up the best selection of quirky and interesting gifts to help you stuff those stockings this Christmas, starting with gifts for her...

Kill It Kid - You Owe Nothing

Brit rockers wring every ounce of emotion from this debut set - but is it enough?

Yesterday, 19:00
Grand Union interior

Grand Union on Chancery Lane provides a cosy city hideout to escape the winter chill.

Mon, 13:49
Tom Walker mixes up his Dewar True Scotch creations

For 2014 we looked at how branding was revolutionising the drinks world. This time, we met award-winning Savoy hotel bartender, Tom Walker to talk about 2015 drink industry trends and a bartender’s must-have qualities.

Mon, 13:35
The Paramount dining room bosts stunning views of central London

Breathtaking views aren’t the only thing on offer at Centre Point’s Paramount Restaurant; the food has the wow factor too.

Mon, 11:30
Iamamiwhoami - Blue

Swedish audiovisual artist Jonna Lee has come up trumps with the year’s most joyously complex pop record.

Friday, November 21, 2014
(Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Winter is here, and it’s time to get your skates on, with our comprehensive list of the best ice rinks all over London...Starting with Central London

Friday, November 21, 2014
Neil Young - Storytone

Young offers fans intimate solo and lavishly orchestrated versions of the same songs, with typically mixed results.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
[Back To The Future]

It seemed you couldn’t go anywhere in London this summer without hearing about Secret Cinema’s Back To The Future at the Queen Elizabeth II Olympic Park (and the numerous technical cock-ups that dogged it).

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
[Photograph by Holly McGlynn for BeyondRetro]

To celebrate Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day on Friday December 12, we’re spicing up your winter wardrobe with the weirdest jumpers we can find. To take part and raise money for charity, sign up at christmasjumperday.org, wear your Christmas jumper on Friday December 12 and donate £2 to support Save the Children.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
We've got a great selection of Secret Santa presents and stocking fillers for under a tenner...  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Office Secret Santa: it’s a Christmas ritual that everyone dreads, but no-one wants to seem like a Scrooge by saying no. Never fear, London24 is here to make buying gifts for Dave in Accounts simple and stress-free, with a selection of presents for under a tenner

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Restless! Reckless! And Reviled! Untamed Youth, The Original Rebels Of Rock'N'Roll

Plenty of lesser-known nuggets and curios from the birth of rock’n’roll, scattered among the big hitters in a great-value set.

Monday, November 17, 2014
Simple Minds - Big Music

Scots synth titans go through the motions on their new studio LP.

Monday, November 17, 2014
The interior of Shaka Zulu

It probably wouldn’t matter if the food at Shaka Zulu was poor - chances are you wouldn’t even notice.

Saturday, November 15, 2014
(Pic: Etcetera Theatre)

The year is 1919. The Great War is echoing still. Nervous little Franz awakes at the slightest sound. Here in a small room in a narrow house situated within the tangle of gloom-benighted alleyways of the Jewish ghetto the Kafka family energetically act out their peculiar psychodramas.

Friday, November 14, 2014
Don't be left in the cold like these guys (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

We know it can be hard to tear yourself away from the sofa and Netflix at this time of year, so we gathered together the best winter warmers to get you out of the house.

Friday, November 14, 2014
Come check out the best Christmas pop-ups in London this winter

Fancy swerving the usual Christmas markets in London and trying something a bit different this year? Well check out the London24 guide to the best festive pop-ups in the capital:

Friday, November 14, 2014
Are you ready to get comfy?

Hot Tub Cinema has reinvented itself for the cooler months with the cuddliest movie theatre around: a big old pile of beanbags.

Friday, November 14, 2014
Lily & Madeleine - Fumes

Signed to Sufjan Stephens’ label on the back of an internet-enabled word-of-mouth explosion just last year, it’s hard to believe these Indianapolis-born sisters are still just teenagers.

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Le Coq: Neighbourhood restaurant feel a stone's throw from Highbury Corner.

An insistence on quality and simplicity puts this chicken-focused restaurant ahead of the brood.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
You too could compete in the stunning setting of Hyde Park (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Forget gentle strolls and twee picnics in the park. In 2015, try a gruelling triathlon to prove that you’re as tough as an Olympian.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The Twilight Sad - Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave

Fourth album for indie stalwarts loses some grit while setting misery in both the gaunt and the grand.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
[Photograph by Jamie Hall]

These nighttime shots of deer roaming suburban streets are stunning - and now you can learn how to take your own versions with a low-light photography masterclass.

Monday, November 10, 2014
This isn't your mother's roast... [Photograph by Justin Ramsden]

Zoah Hedges-Stocks tries her hand at brain surgery. With a sledgehammer. Then eats the brain.

Monday, November 10, 2014
[Photograph by Shayaharony]

Though Paris is known as the city of love, it seems more and more people are finding beautiful spots in London to pop the big question to their partners.

Monday, November 10, 2014
Bear's Den - Islands

Following two well-received EPs in 2012 and 2013, London outfit Bear’s Den decamp to Crouch End’s Church Studios to polish their poignant, philosophical folk-pop for their debut proper.

Saturday, November 8, 2014
Verden's enticing meat board

Verden’s half restaurant, half deli offering is an asset to Clapton’s burgeoning food scene.

Friday, November 7, 2014
Stevie Nicks - 24 Karat Gold

Old, half-finished songs picked up, dusted down and fully realised by Nicks in all her croaky, wizened glory.

Thursday, November 6, 2014
The sewing machinists line up on stage at the Adelphi Theatre. Picture: Manuel Harlan

Verdict: 4/5

Thursday, November 6, 2014
For the morning after the night before... [Photograph by The Hangover Platter]

We’ve all been there: sickeningly hungover, with an empty fridge and an utter disinclination to go out to the shops.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Evening View Of St Pauls From Tate Modern

We think these cityscapes by ‘modern impressionist’ David Farren are gorgeous.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
She Keeps Bees - Eight Houses

For their fourth album, Jessica Larrabee and Andy LaPlant were joined by a producer working alongside them for the first time, giving a fresh perspective on their blues-rooted output.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
The delectable game menu is available until the end of November

Atmospheric and exciting, Hunter 486 is the fabulous little restaurant inside The Arch hotel, London. Named after the 1950s dialing code for Marylebone, the venue exudes a sense of luxury and fun.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
La Mancha restaurant is on Chiswick High Road

La Mancha remains true to its Spanish heritage.

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