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What to do in London

Peas in a pod

Download an episode or two of chef Kat Holbrook’s podcast, The Doorstep Kitchen, where she gets all of the nitty gritty foodie gossip from the likes of Xanthe Gladstone and Richard Corrigan. Available on Apple Music and Spotify

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stall no more

Going to a former public loo may not be top of your agenda right now, but hear us out: head to the brand new, squeaky clean WC Bloomsbury for shockingly good subterranean tipples.
Guilford Street, WC1

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sacks appeal

For oodles of handbag envy, stroll over to the V&A and take a peek at its latest exhibition, Bags: Inside Out, featuring rare gems such as Winston Churchill’s man-purse and a showstopping ‘Fabergé Egg’ bag.
Tickets £12. Opens 12 Dec. Cromwell Road, SW7

recipe for success

If you’re still not feeling quite ready to hit London’s bars, cafés and restaurants, gobble the contents of the Colette Christmas Afternoon Tea Hamper from the comfort of your dinner table instead.
From £110

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pit stop

Take a break from your non-stop Crimbo shopping with a dip in to The Fendi Café at Selfridges, where its monogrammed cappuccinos and delectable savoury snacks will tempt you back again and again.
400 Oxford Street, W1

road to theatre

Rejoice! David Byrne’s Broadway concert American Utopia is hitting small screens as a film directed by Spike Lee. A performative mix of Byrne’s solo tracks and Talking Heads tunes, you’ll be screaming ‘take me to the sofa’ again and again.
Available to stream from 14 Dec

snug suppers

For cosy, dimly lit, date-night vibes, trot on down to Evelyn’s Table, a teeny-tiny Covid-secure paradise that is back to serving Japanese-come-French cuisine.
Rupert Street, W1

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