RSVPs for this Triple event with meal are now closed, but you can still book for the Double Christmas event.
Royal Parks http://www.royalparks... walk, followed by joint Christmas jolly with my other group www.meetup.com/cartoon-figure-drawing Fabulous food, music and atmosphere in a special marquee right beside the lake and Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland Christmas fair.
We'll escape the winter darkness with a 6 mile walk through four of the splendid Royal London Parks: St James, Green Park, Regents Park and Hyde Park. Along the way we'll catch Regents Street Christmas lights and work up a big appetite for Xmas nosh!
The main walk will end at the Serpentine Bar and Grill at about 4.30pm where we'll join up with the other groups for a bit of fun around the fair, followed by our Christmas jolly (I'd say party but it'll be 'restaurant style'). You can drop into any of the attractions - http://www.hydeparkwi... I had a walk around today and it looked brilliant fun - chocolate fountain, hall of mirrors, Oktoberfest style bar, giant wheel, helter skelter... Please note you might need to personally pre-book if you wanted to do something like ice skating as it's likely to get sold out.
At 6pm we meet up back at the Serpentine Bar and Grill Christmas marquee for our 'jolly'. This is a really, really great location where we're really lucky to have our own table for the whole evening. It looks out onto the Serpentine lake and the food looks excellent - they have their own hog roast and vegetarian options too. There is table service, live music (jazz or folk) and a meal. Your meal price covers the live music and dedicated table for the evening.
You need to choose between:
£15 Platter with a wine, cider, cask ale or soft drink.
- Charcuterie (meat)
£35 Full on meal with canapes to start.
A wine, cider, cask ale or soft drink.
A Schnapps to finish.
Choice of first course (with parsnips, Brussels sprouts and optional 'Pigs in blankets'):
- Roasted guinea fowl with chestnut stuffing
- Whole roasted trout with spinach and sorrel
- Roasted butternut squash risotto
Choice of second course:
- Mince tarts
- Christmas pudding
- Stewed fruits and homemade gelato
£5.00 goes to London Escapes for organising the event and a £5.00 deposit against the full price of the platter or meal which you'll pay for on the night at the venue, + 61p goes to PayPal. Please note that this doesn't include any of the fair rides or attractions.
Put a few sparklies on under your walking gear and maybe bring streamers or something fun? We can do a seat swap every now and then through the evening so that people can get to meet each other!
Please remember that you are responsible for your own safety when you come on any meetup event.