This winter the Exchange Square in East London has been transformed into a Nordic-inspired forest under the stars.
Complete with festive food and drink, a tipi cinema and a winter market all surrounded by a twinkly forest of pine trees. For every tree in The Winter Forest, they will be planting two more. The trees will be shredded at the end of winter and the chippings will go to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, where they will be used to surface a woodland pathway which is currently being constructed.
This season, The Winter Forest will be supporting Centrepoint, the charity which provides housing and support for young people.
In the heart of The Winter Forest is a pop-up tipi where you can get cosy and watch some of your favourite movies such as Elf, Love Actually and It’s a Wonderful Life. Tickets include popcorn and a soft drink, book yours here.
FOOD & DRINK
For a laid-back vibe enjoy spiced mulled wine and seasonal food at the Bar & Grill, located in the centre of The Winter Forest.
Alternatively, for groups up to 8 people why not book a table in ‘The Hideaway’, a wooden enclosure complete with faux fur blankets and table service to enjoy sharing platters and drinks.
At the C&B Exchange Square you can get cosy with hot water bottles and blankets and order a cider and Westcombe cheddar fondue accompanied with some festive cocktails or choose from the carefully curated extensive wine list.
This is the perfect place to find winter treats, festive food and homewares. Sample award-winning cheeses, mead and cider, brandies, chutneys, pickles and jams from The Somerset Ploughmen. At the The Wonderland Collective stalls find jewellery, accessories and homeware from some of London’s leading independent design houses, including Katie Leamon, Mala & Bunga and Yellow Gorse.
LIGHT TRACES BY DAVID OGLE
We wrote about this winter exhibition in one of our previous Qbic Recommends posts. Don’t miss this extraordinary installation by British artist David Orgle, find his neon treelike structures in Finsbury Avenue Square and photography pieces: Loomings at 201 Bishopsgate.
| Website: The Winter Forest
| Address: Broadgate London
| Open until: 12th Jan 2018
| Liverpool St Station, Moorgate Tube or Shoreditch High St Station
| Instagram: @broadgatelondon
| Twitter: @Broadgatelondon
| Facebook: @BroadgateLDN