Thursday, June 20News For London

8 Christmassy things you can do in London this season

As London gets more festive this December, we gathered up the best things you and your loved ones can do in London.

You might be tempted to sit and watch a good Christmas film or two (we are all guilty of that), spend hours on the internet searching for the best present or try to plan the perfect Christmas dinner to impress your family and friends.

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However, our magical capital is trying to keep you outdoors as much as possible this season.

You can do many incredible things in London, from visiting a Christmas market to gliding around an ice rink or wandering around the central streets of London to admire the beautiful assembly of Christmas lights.

Do you still need to figure out what you can do this winter? Then check our list to find out what activity suits you.

  1. Visit a Christmas Market

Christmas Market is always an excellent choice to start your day with, and we have a lovely selection of markets you can visit. You can try many things there, from having a nice lunch or dinner to enjoying a mug of mulled wine if you feel adventurous enough.

Winter Wonderland

Christmas by the River 

Leicester Square Christmas Market 

South Bank Christmas Market 

King’s Cross Christmas Market 

  1. Glide around a festive ice rink

Now, for those brave enough to try putting their skates on, we have found the best ice rinks you can visit. Even though you are there to support your friends, remember to grab a hot chocolate to warm you up. 

Glide at Battersea Power Station
Skate at Somerset House
Canary Wharf
Queen’s House
Westfield London Ice Rink

  1. Wonder around the Christmas lights display
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What could be more special than finishing the day with a lovely walk hand in hand with your special ones? We tried to make things easy for you, and we selected the streets where you can find some of the fantastic light displays the capital offers this winter.

Oxford Street
Carnaby Street
Regent Street
Covent Garden

  1. Visit a light festival

On the same note as walking around the streets of London to witness the beautiful displays, we thought you might want to visit these light festival displays.

Christmas at Kenwood
Enchanted Eltham
Kew Gardens
Epping Ongar Light Fantastic

  1. Take a picture with a stylish Christmas Tree

We know how much you love Christmas trees. That’s probably the most exciting thing about this festive season. If you need some inspiration for your Christmas tree, then we have the right places for you.

St Pancras
Convent Garden
Leadenhall Market

  1. Visit some festive museums

Of course, we couldn’t let you go without mentioning some museums that decided to take a Christmas approach this year. So, if you are new to London or this approach, you should check out our list.

Natural History Museum
The Postal Museum
London Transport Museum

  1. Have a Christmassy afternoon tea

What can be more British than afternoon tea if you don’t fancy any of the above? This time, make it Christmassy. We have some magical places where you can take your loved ones, especially those who have never experienced this.

St James’s Hotel & Club
The Savoy
The Gallery at Sketch
The Beaumont in Gatsby’s Room

  1. Shops for your last-minute Christmas gifts

Who doesn’t love shopping? Especially when Christmas is around the corner. If you are still struggling to find the perfect gifts for your friends and family or the internet seems too challenging to navigate, then you should check these shops that will answer your prayers.

Fortnum & Mason
John Lewis Oxford Street