Past Meetup

Royal Exchange Christmas light switch-on with mulled wine!

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Price: £22.00 /per person

Bank Station

Bank Tube Station · London

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We'll meet just outside Bank Tube Station, by the statue of the Duke of Wellington (the guy on the horse!) Look out for Tom - he'll be the tall man wearing a very loud Xmas jumper!

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Details

Our first Xmas light switch on + mulled wine proved so popular we've lined up another one!

Join us after work for a festive wine adventure, as we head to the Royal Exchange for the annual Christmas light switch-on. There’ll be caroling, a famous celebrity (Emma Bunton aka Baby Spice) switching the lights on, mince pies and lashings of mulled wine! We’ll also finish up at one of the area's many fantastic wine bars.

Highlights:
See the big switch-on of the Royal Exchange Xmas display
Complimentary mulled wine
A glass of wine at a wine bar
Get into the festive spirit with other wine lovers
Extra mulled wine for whoever's wearing the loudest Xmas jumper!!

We’re going to be in the heart of the City, a fantastic place for soaking up some of London’s history. The Royal Exchange was established in 1566 as London’s first purpose-built centre for trading stocks, whilst across the road on Threadneedle Street is the Bank of England. Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London, sits opposite the Royal Exchange.

There'll be Xmas lights, mulled wine, live music and festivities galore, as well as great opportunities for Xmas shopping. We'll aim to finish up at the Olde Wine Shades, a wine bar that dates from 1663 (it survived the Great Fire of London!)

Fancy joining? Just RSVP and you're all set.

Price includes:
Mulled wine
A glass of wine at a wine bar
Guided wander through this historic part of London
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Payments are non-refundable. If for any reason you have paid and are unable to attend please send Tom a message.

Meeting Point:
We'll meet outside Bank station, underneath the statue of the Duke of Wellington (he's the guy on horseback). Look for the very tall man wearing a loud Xmas jumper.
If you want to join but can't get out of work until later please let us know on[masked] and we'll arrange a way to meet up en route - the more the merrier!

What to bring:
Warm clothing
Money for any food and extra wine you may want to purchase

And that's it - hope you can join us!

Some more info on the Royal Exchange Xmas light switch-on:
The Royal Exchange extends a warm welcome to London workers, residents and visitors for its annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony on Wednesday 22 November.

Gather around the magnificent main entrance from 6pm to celebrate the start of the festive season in style and see the Christmas tree lights switched on by a very special guest – radio presenter and former Spice Girl Emma Bunton.

Guests will be treated to hot chocolate, mulled wine, warm mince pies and caroling from the East London Chorus in the lead up to the magic moment when the 25ft tree will be spectacularly illuminated, officially heralding the start of Christmas shopping season.