London Mums December 2014 Newsletter – School Holidays activities & London Christmas

Hi London Mums

Our Christmas Party was great and got us all in the festive spirit. London looks amazing this time of the year with all the illuminated Christmas trees, decorated shops, the quirky street markets and all the temporary installations that London offers us every year. London Mums have prepared Christmas features covering trends in home fashion, decorations as well as Christmas gifts. Don’t forget to check out our events’ calendar if you want to be in the know about London Christmas.

If you haven’t read our festive Winter Magazine issue, simply click on the Magazine link. We have exclusive interviews with The Apprentice Star Mentor Karren Brady, Roald Dahl’s illustrator Sir Quentin Blake, Celebrity Chef Aldo Zilli, The Great British Bake Off Star Mum Cat Dresser. 


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Are we going to have a white Christmas?




London Christmas Lego installation Covent Garden Piazza

It’s that time of year again, when LEGO fires up our imaginations and reveals its Christmas build to get everyone in mood for Christmas. Over the past few years, we have seen a 30m LEGO Christmas Tree, Giant Advent Calendar and a walk-through Snow Globe.  So what festive treat, does LEGO have in store this year…. Christmas 2014 sees Santa landing in Covent Garden Piazza, on his sleigh of course, which is pulled along by 9 reindeer, with Rudolph leading the charge.  There is an empty seat next to Santa on the sleigh, so kids can climb aboard and take a ‘sleigh selfie’. Once again, this impressive installation has been designed and built by the UK’s only LEGO Certified Professional, Duncan Titmarsh, who undoubtedly has the best job in town, building with LEGO all day for a living!
Santa, his sleigh and 9 reindeer are made with over 700,000 LEGO bricks and took 32 days to build.  It will be on the North/East Covent Garden Piazza from 27th November to 29th December.

London Christmas Lego installation Covent Garden Piazza 2

Christmas School Holidays fun activities: Get lost in London with Paddington Bear in the Paddington Trail

A Get Santa Christmas tour of London

Christmas Decorations Ideas and Trends 2014

Bubble Wonderland – the quirkiest and kitchest bubbles for this Christmas 2014

The Ultimate London Mums Christmas Gift Guide 2014

Original Christmas Gift Ideas for Mum & Dad

Christmas Gift ideas: BOOKS FOR MUM & DAD

Christmas Gift ideas: Babies and Toddlers

Christmas Gift Guide 2014: GIFTS FOR BOYS

Christmas Gift guide 2014: gifts for GIRLS

Trendy dolls with a healthy body image (and not just for girls)

Christmas Gifts ideas: BOOKS FOR KIDS

Book review: Another Christmas Carol by Lee E. Woodard & TEN Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol LONDON FACTS

Christmas Gift Guide 2014: KIDS’ DVDs



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From this month, London Mums have created a Kids’ Film Club so please join me in congratulating our first child reporter Chiara Kon, whose profile is now moved up in the top 20 contributors of the London Mums magazine online from position number 50. Her huge popularity is due to her cool reviews which get shared on social media by enthusiastic mums and kids. Enjoy her reviews of the best films in town this Christmas.


Film review (an adult’s perspective): Paddington

Film Review (a child reporter’s perspective): Paddington

Paddington Bear

Film review (an adult’s perspective): Get Santa

Film review (a child’s perspective): Get Santa, a Christmas family comedy, plus FREE ACTIVITY SHEETS


Marco Polo – the most glamorous explorer of all times – is on his way to Hollywood!

Film review: Nativity 3 – Dude, Where’s My Donkey?!

Future Films Heads Up: Minions

Film review: The Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part 1

Future films Heads Up: SHAUN THE SHEEP THE MOVIE (more teasers for super fans)


Staying in is the new going out – Time for great movies!



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If you haven’t planned anything for the Spring Break yet, check these features for inspiration.

Snorkelling holiday with children in Hurghada, Red Sea (Egypt)

Sardinia beyond the Coast – The murales from Orgosolo, the walls that speak

Poole (Dorset) sand beaches, cruising & ghost town tours

Tried-and-Tested Tips for Travelling Happy with Kids





Recipe: the real Italian PANETTONE

Christmas recipe: VANILLA PANETTONE


Christmas competitions

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Over the Christmas holidays you will have some time to check our fab ongoing competitions and enter them via our COMPETITION AREA.

We have lots of NEW giveaways for everyone.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!


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London Mums December 2014 Newsletter – School Holidays activities & London Christmas




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