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Broadgate’s Winter Forest in Aid of Centrepoint

SEEN often finds herself in Broadgate and is pleased to think it is now a go-to winter destination as the festive season draws nigh. Until 12th January 2018, Broadgate has created a magical escape from the hustle and bustle of London with the arrival of The Winter Forest in Exchange Square next to Liverpool Street Station.

Surrounded by an enchanting snow-covered forest in the heart of London, visitors to Exchange Square can watch films in the Tipi Cinema (including festive favourites such as Elf, It’s A Wonderful Life and Miracle On 34th Street) for £15 with free popcorn and drinks; enjoy mulled wine and prosecco under the stars at the Bar & Grill or book private-dining booths in The Hideaway (tables of eight, minimum spend £250).

The Winter Forest itself is made up of majestic pine trees. Broadgate’s pop-up forest is set to be a must-visit destination for winter. Surrounded by the smell of pine, twinkling reactive lights and biodegradable snow, visitors will be transported to a Nordic-inspired festive wonderland.

The Winter Market, just outside The Winter Forest has five stalls featuring independent artisans, including The Amazing Chocolate Workshop and The Somerset Ploughmen who sell chutneys, cheeses and more. Wonderland Collective will also have a stall at the Winter Market, a one-stop shopping destination for all of your festive gifts. With locally sourced food and drink, homewares and accessories, it will perfectly complement Christmas shopping and drinks in the winter months.

Also at Broadgate, Finsbury Avenue Square will be the backdrop to a new installation by British artist David Ogle. The neon light tree installation titled ‘Lumen’ will delight visitors with its bright colours and immersive experiences.

The Winter Forest will play host to a series of exciting events this season that will appeal to everyone from friends looking to eat, drink and be merry, team celebrations, families in search of a winter day out to remember and couples after the perfect date spot. Watch this space…

This year, Broadgate will be supporting Centrepoint, the charity that provides housing and support for young people. Donations from the Winter Forest will help to fund their important work this Christmas.

Richard Utting, Head of Philanthropy and Events at Centrepoint, said: “Broadgate and its community have provided outstanding support to our efforts to give homeless young people a future for many years, particularly through Centrepoint’s Sleep Out, and we’re so grateful to be working in partnership once more. The situation is bleak but homelessness does not need to define a young person’s life if they receive the support they need at the right time. Visitors to the Winter Forest can help ensure that some of the most vulnerable young people in our city not only have a safe place to stay, but also the chance to leave homelessness behind for good in 2018.”

Exchange Square
100 Liverpool Street

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