FOR FESTIVE FUN: Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink
Head to Hampton Court Palace this weekend for an afternoon of ice skating. In the gardens of Henry VIII’s historic home, there’s an open-air ice rink that’s open daily (except Christmas Day) until 17th January. There are also food stalls on site for warming drinks and snacks – the baked camembert from the bar is a real treat. Tickets start from £12 for children and £17 for adults.
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JUST READ IT: Nike: Better Is Temporary
Sneakerheads, get excited. Nike has joined forces with high-end publisher Phaidon for an exclusive behind-the-scenes exploration of the sportswear giant’s design philosophy. With photos of unpublished designs and prototypes, plus insider stories, the book dissects Nike with chapters on its collaborations, design process and sustainability efforts. Whether you’re looking for a new coffee table book or a last-minute gift, check it out.
ENJOY FINE DINING AT HOME: Virtual de Lux
Virtual de Lux brings restaurant food straight to your door. The new delivery service connects you direct to kitchens in Knightsbridge and Marylebone, starting with Manhattan Kitchen, Bacàn, The Forgotten Vegetable and The Noble Tsar. There’s plenty on offer from each restaurant, with highlights including Bacàn’s chargrilled octopus from and a wagyu burger with truffle mayonnaise and chips from Manhattan Kitchen. Delivery is available to selected London postcodes.