What’s On in the City

Skate at Somerset House by Switzerland Tourism. Image by Owen Harvey
Credit Owen Harvey

Skate at Somerset House

news london
Credit Owen Harvey

Be sure to check out one of London’s best winter experiences as the Somerset House courtyard is transformed in spectacular fashion to an ice rink. From skating lessons, Chilled Out sessions and DJs bringing the beats, it’s the perfect way to get yourself in the festive mood.

Skate at Somerset House with Switzerland Tourism
Strand, London WC2R 1LA

‌Winter Market at the Southbank Centre

london magazine
Credit India Roper Evans

The Southbank Centre takes the festive season seriously with not only a packed winter market full of winter pop up bars and food stalls but, also their festive winter lights. Bringing together art and the festive season, the winter lights aim to explore topics at the forefront of society in a imaginative and unique way.

Southbank Centre SE1 8XX

‌Introduction to Photography: Landscape

business magazine
Credit Iwan Baan

Have you ever wanted to get some tips and tricks for landscape photography? Be it a completely new start to landscape photography or wanting to polish existing skills, artist Marianne Holm Hansen aims to get you taking professional grade photos in no time.

Bankside SE1 9TG

‌Carol singing by the river

london business news
Credit Unsplash

There’s no better way to get into the festive spirit then by swinging by and singing along with carollers. Be sure to check out the times for when the choirs will be around so you can feel prepared when the festive season arrives in full next month.

1 Battle Bridge Ln SE1 2HD

London Jazz Festival at the Barbican

breaking news uk
Credit Alexis Maryon

Taking place over ten days the London Jazz Festival is taking over London and it’s coming to the Barbican. Celebrating 80 years of Ethiopian music Mulatu Astatke will be taking to the stage to spread his love of his Latin/jazz fusion music.

Barbican EC2Y 8DS

In the Moment: The Art of Music Photography

london news now
Credit City of London Corporation

Marking 25 years of collecting the best of music photographs the Rockarchive is presenting an exhibition of some of the best and most pivotal rock and roll images. Not only will you see the incredible images but also get the chance to develop a greater understanding and insight into the artist that took them.

Barbican Library EC2Y 8DS

Elvis Presley is in town

london local news
Credit Direct from Graceland: Elvis

The legacy of Elvis Presley is coming to London this month with a unique opportunity to see some his most famous artefacts. From his shiny Ferrari Dino to his Gold International Belt, there won’t be a better way to see a piece of a legend in person. Be sure to grab a ticket soon, they’re going fast.

8 Bermondsey St SE1 2ER

For the latest headlines from the City of London and beyond, follow City Matters on TwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.