Never mind the cold - it's time to get out and about.
This month it's all about winter-warming pop-ups, a charity sale at Claridge's like NO other, a chance to see some Picasso masterpieces and a night on the Belmond British Pullman. So clear some space in your diaries, because these are the very best things to do in London this November...
The clocks have gone back and it's now officially winter. Which might be a bit depressing if it weren't for the new winter wonderland-themed restaurant on the John Lewis rooftop, open from 7 November to 30 December, with food from game experts Mac & Wild and mulled negroni cocktails. Our favourite bit? The cosy private-dining lodges - they come with board games and a bell to ring for hot toddies. The Nutcracker is getting a revamp in the world's first immersive ballet from 30 November to 8 January - choreographed by Olivier Award-winning Will Tuckett and produced by Secret Cinema's Bob Watts, it's not to be missed. Hoppers, Tatler's Restaurant of the Year for 2016, is celebrating its first birthday, so they're hosting a day of traditional Sri Lankan feasting on 6 November. There will be four sittings throughout the day, with an exclusive set menu of small dishes served family-style, and - joy of joys - you can actually book a table, so there's none of the usual queuing round the block. And the Great Ormond Street Hospital is hosting a very special event at Claridge's on 14 November, bringing together celebrities and designers for a night of shopping. There will be pieces from designers including Alexander McQueen, Erdem and Oscar de la Renta, and all the money raised goes to the hospital. Guilt-free shopping at its finest.
What do Kate Moss, Madonna and Diana, Princess of Wales have in common? They've all had their hair done by hairdresser to the stars Sam McKnight, that's what. Sam celebrates four decades in the business with an exhibition of his work at Somerset House, Hair by Sam McKnight, until 12 March. The brilliance of Picasso can be seen once again in Picasso Portraits at the National Gallery, until 5 February. Throughout his life, Picasso painted portraits of family, friends and lovers - over 80 of those works are now on display, showing a more gentle and intimate side of the great painter. 'Can you pass the acid test?' asks the poster designed by Wes Wilson, one of several objects on display at You Say You Want a Revolution?, an exhibition about cultural events of the late Sixties that shaped the way we live today, at the V&A until 26 February.
Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander got together while filming The Light Between Oceans (out 1 November), so it's no surprise the chemistry between these two crackles in this beautiful period drama. A word of warning: take tissues - it's a weepie. Tom Ford returns with his second film, Nocturnal Animals (out 4 November), starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams, and it's as stylish as everything Ford does. And Eddie Redmayne charms in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (out 18 November), JK Rowling's latest magical adventure, which tells the story of New York's secret community of witches and wizards, 70 years before Harry Potter was born.
The golden age of riding the rails is back - and you don't need to go far to get a taste. On 12 November, Belmond British Pullman is hosting The Dinner with Laurent-Perrier, where guests will be transported, Agatha Christie-style, through the British countryside, sitting down to a seven-course feast (with Laurent-Perrier pairings, naturally) in their finest evening gear and returning just before midnight. Get there quick - there are only 100 places.
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