Ten of the best last-minute Christmas and New Year activities in London

The run-up to the big day doesn’t have to be all shopping malls and panto: we pick cool, offbeat and cultural events and gift-buying opportunities across the capital

Ho ho ho: photos on the theme of merry

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The Beauty of Samiland

The wild beauty of Sámiland (or Lapland) is way more magical than the Santa-themed tourism flogged to visitors, says the musician Mari Boine.