49-50 St John's Square, London EC1V 4JJ
A firm favourite with devoted foodies, design savants and culture vultures alike, this is where Londoners come to let their hair down. Work your way down Exmouth Market sampling the local restaurants, see a show at Sadlers Wells - a theatre renowned for dance productions - or check out the pandemonium of Smithfield Meat Market at the crack of dawn.
Eat: Fried chickpeas with chopped salad & seasoned yoghurt at Morito
Drink: T.Punch at The Cocktail Lounge Clerkenwell (the first tequila cocktail on the menu!)
See: What's in season at Columbia Road Flower Market (Sundays)
Hear: Dickens's London brought to life on a guided walk
Discover: Basquiat: Boom for Real at the Barbican
Skate at Somerset House is full of festive spirit and is a most magical diversion from the Season's madness. Trust us when we say nothing will make you feel more Christmassy than London's dreamiest ice rink, not to mention the fondues and mulled wine by Fortnum & Mason.
The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell is the perfect winter bolthole and being just a pleasant stroll from Somerset House it's the ideal base to take in London's wintery charm.
Ice-skating begins on November 15th and is on until January 14th 2018.