Top 10 Things to Do in London This Christmas

There’s so much going in London throughout the year, but even more so over the festive period, some might say it’s even too much. But I’ve sorted through never ending list of and pulled out a couple of gems so you don’t have to.

1. Experience Christmas Past at the Charles Dicken’s Museum, where the rooms that Dickens lived and worked in will be decorated for the festive period as they would have been then.  (30th November – 8th January)

2. Take a wander down the mile-long festive trail in Kew Gardens at night and see it lit up with more than 60,000 lights, ft. a sparkling Christmas tree and colour-changing reeds.  (23rd November – 2nd January)

3. Go skating at Somerset House, then, if you’re feeling fancy, visit Fortnum’s Lodge to warm up after (17 November – 15 January)

4. Visit the giant Christmas Tree Oslo gifts Britain every year at Trafalgar Square, if you’re lucky you might even catch some caroling 

5. Get magical at Hogwarts in the Snow at the Warner Bros Studio (19th November – 29th January)

6. See the Christmas lights on Oxford Street, I pass them every day and I’m still not tired of seeing them 

7. Enjoy some mulled wine and pick up some Christmas Gifts at the Winter Festival at the South Bank Centre (11th November – 22nd January)

8. Eat, drink, and be merry in Borough Market – I’m particularly excited for the Eve of Cheese. (7th December – 24th December (14th December for the Cheese))

9. Take a break from shopping and enjoy some carols at St Martin-in-the-Fields Church (Check for dates and times)

10. Sit on Santa’s lap or watch La Soiree in the Leicester Square grotto  (11th November – 24th December)



  1. December 15, 2016 / 4:20 pm

    I like the graphic you made for this post because it is both aesthetically pleasing and seasonal. I like this list, mostly, because I wish Sarah & I could be in London for Christmas. I want us to go ice skating at Somerset!


    • Natalie
      December 16, 2016 / 12:00 am

      Thanks so much. London is magical at Christmas, but you can have a load of festive fun wherever you are as long as you’re with good people

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