10 Things to Do in London in the Winter

Brrrrr…. it’s getting cold here in London, and this girl who loves her sunshine and warm weather isn’t too happy. But don’t let my sourness make you think that London isn’t a city to visit in the wintertime.

There’s still PLENTY to do in London if you come visit during the chilly season, you just have to know where it all is! So in my latest video over on my Youtube channel I’m telling you about the top 10 things to do in London in the winter.

Free London 101 Guide

Mentioned in this video:

1. Check out TimeOut’s list of places to go ice skating in London.

2. Go shopping in Harrod’s… for hours! It’s nice and warm in there. Be sure to head up to the Christmas department.

3. London has some incredible winter rooftops, try these three out:

Skylounge at DoubleTree Hilton Tower of London
Queen of Hoxton Winter Wigwam
Hyatt Regency’s Churchill Bar and Terrace

4. Visit the world famous Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, or the alternative winter fair called Winterville.

5. Try one of London’s best Sunday roasts… and grab a pint too!

6. Look for theatre ticket deals:

Lastminute.com theatre

7. Here’s my post on the best shopping areas in London.

8. Find a spa deal:

Lastminute.com spa
Travelzoo London spa deals

9. Watch a movie underground with the Underground film club

10. Some afternoon teas:

Conrad St. James Snow Queen Afternoon Tea
BRGR Afternoon Tea

More London goodies:

How to Get Around London

8 Stylish Hotels in London that Cost Less than £150/Night

10 Important Things to Know Before Visiting London

What to Wear in London — 10 Outfits for Inspiration

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What to Do in London During the Winter - visiting London during the winter? Jess from Love and London tells you the 10 things to do in London during the cold winter months. Stay warm while visiting London in the winter with these things to do, like get Sunday roast, go ice skating, see a West End show, and more.



  1. Shanna Pinsker
    October 4, 2016 / 2:23 am

    I’m going to be in London for about 72 hours. My friend is a big harry potter fan- any recomendations for a tour? We are trying to squeeze in a tea or two (looked at the Mad Hatter Tea) and besides that we love drinking and exploring/ sight seeing. We are staying near the Tower of London arriving on the 20th of December leaving the 23rd in the morning. We are both in our late 20’s and want to fit everything in. I think I’ve watched all of your videos at this point! HA! Help!

    • October 18, 2016 / 11:56 am

      Hi Shanna! Sorry, not an HP fan so I’m afraid I can’t help you with that one. Thank you so much for watching my videos, have a GREAT time!! 🙂

    • Kristin
      November 17, 2016 / 5:23 am

      I recommend the Warner Brothers Studio Harry Potter tour. See all the real sets and props from the movies. Takes about 3-4 hrs and its just outside London but book in advance.

      • November 17, 2016 / 12:51 pm

        Nice one Kristin! I’m not a Harry Potter person but I’m sure some people are and appreciate your recommendation 🙂

  2. Katie Galbreath
    October 29, 2016 / 3:03 am

    This may be a silly question but is Sunday Roast served for lunch or dinner? My husband and I will be headed to London in 3 weeks and want to make sure we don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a Thanksgiving style meal especially since we’ll be gone during the holiday! 🙂

    • November 10, 2016 / 10:45 am

      Not silly at all! It can be either. If I have it for dinner it’s usually for an early one, especially as sometimes restaurants will run out for the day. Let me know if you get a roast and what you think 🙂

  3. Vitória Pereira
    November 8, 2016 / 2:45 am

    Thanks for the advice!!

    • November 10, 2016 / 10:42 am

      You’re welcome!

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