For many, the memories of Christmas grottos are flecked with dull shopping centres, crap presents and creepy men in false beards. So imagine our delight upon hearing about the Street Feast Xmas Grotto on Brick Lane, which eschews the tawdry traditional festive fare. Questionable mince pies, hangover-inducing mulled wine and Poundland presents will make way for some of London’s best street food, warm winter cocktails, art shows, a customised gift workshop and live screen printing session which runs from today throughout December (except on Mondays). Jonno Hopkins
For info, see streetfeastlondon.com/grotto.