Welcome to your winter home from home in central London. Where the sparkle of Christmas lights are on your doorstep!
Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park
Location: W2 2UH
Established in 2007, this classic Christmas event sees over two million visitors a year. One of the best things to do in London at Christmas, you can’t experience Christmas in the capital without taking a trip to Hyde Park. Winter Wonderland runs from mid-November to early January and features festive markets, over 100 rides, a giant wheel, live shows including figure skating and a circus, live music as well as numerous bars and restaurants.
Wander around Kew Gardens
Location: Richmond TW9 3AF
Along Kew Garden’s Christmas two-kilometre trail, you will find around one million lights twinkling in the tree branches and a glittering tunnel of bells. There are plenty of treats to snack on along the way as well as hot chocolate to keep you feeling warm on your walk.
Winter Market on the Southbank
Location: Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX
In winter the Southbank transforms into a seasonal wonderland, bringing some warmth into the cold and wintry nights. With many stalls staying open until 10pm this is a great place to wrap up warm, grab a mulled wine and wander around taking in the sights and smells of Christmas.
Carol singing in Trafalgar Square
Location: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN
Hear festive songs ring across London with Christmas carols in Trafalgar Square. Over forty carol groups sing for an hour throughout the build-up to Christmas to raise funds for charitable organisations. Make sure to wrap up warm and head to the impressive Christmas tree in the middle of the square to get a look. It’s the perfect spot to hear the beautiful sound of Christmas!
See a Christmas show
London being the home of the West End is the perfect place to catch a Christmas show. There is something for everyone, which one will you book to see?
See the sparkle of the Christmas lights
Location: Regent Street
With a stunning array of light displays, London arguably holds some of the best installations that Britain has to offer. One of the best things to do in London at Christmas is to explore street after street of sparkling lights! Regent street is a great place to start after a day of shopping.
Wander around Covent Garden with a mulled wine in hand
Location: Covent Garden
As well as the decorations, it’s home to one of London’s biggest Christmas trees, which tops out at a whopping sixty feet tall. Why not grab a mulled wine and explore all that Covent Garden has to offer?
Go ice-skating at Glide
Location: Battersea Power Station
As part of its first Christmas season, the newly opened Battersea Power Station has its very own ice rink. Hosted by the team behind the Natural History Museum’s once-iconic rink (it’s now closed), Glide consists of three interconnected rinks surrounded by fairy lights, all of which will look over the Thames.