Ballet Shoes

Like many of the capital’s museums this week, with few tourists and no school trips, the V&A will be gloriously peaceful. We recommend doing as many central London things as you can, revelling in the luxury of smaller queues. This week’s pop-up performance at the V&A is the wonderfully festive Nutcracker ballet, performed in Victorian style (29-30 December 5-6 January). Or come in the week (31 December-4 January) to join in a Victorian Christmas celebration. Free. More here