Things to Do in London During the Christmas Season

Things to Do in London Over the Christmas Season - find out where to go ice skating in London, the best festive drinks to get, and other great things to do in London over the Christmas season

 

AHHHH Christmas in London! If you visit London during late November/December, you’re in for a treat as London is one of the best cities to visit during the Christmas season.

I’ve put together a list of the coolest and loveliest things do to in London during the festive season, and I tell you all about it in this week’s video. Click this link or the image above to watch it!

Here’s a preview of what’s mentioned in the video.

Ice skating in London

We’ve got some pretty great ice rinks here in London and so I recommend booking yourself in for a skating session at one of the rinks across the city. If you want to go on the weekend or in the evening, you’ll need to book in advance. I’ve linked to some options in the description box of the video.

Christmas lights in London

Holy smokes, London’s Christmas lights are EVERYWHERE– you can’t miss them and could spend an entire evening just admiring all of the different areas. Some of my favourites include Carnaby Street and Oxford Circus (just avoid on weekends and during rush hour because it get uncomfortably busy.)

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Christmas markets in London

London’s Christmas markets are great spots to do a bit of souvenir or Christmas shopping, as well as to have festive drinks and food. My favourite is the Southbank Winter Festival, but I’ve linked to a bunch more in the description box of the video.

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland┬áis probably London’s most famous Christmas activity. During December, a section of Hyde Park turns into a “Winter Wonderland”, which is essentially a Christmas-themed theme park of sorts. You’ll find vendors selling trinkets, lots of food and drink options, as well as rides and games to play. It’s free to enter, which is why I recommend avoiding visiting on the weekend, as it gets INSANELY packed and the wonder wears off… also, if you’re visiting during rush hour, don’t use Hyde Park Corner station, I recommend walking to Green Park– it’s a 15 minute walk, and if you go along the road (you’ll see signs) you can check out some pretty hotel decorations.

Watch the video for the complete list, and pin the image below to your “Winter in London” Pinterest board so you can refer back to it!

 

Things to Do in London Over the Christmas Season - find out where to go ice skating in London, the best festive drinks to get, and other great things to do in London over the Christmas season

2 Comments

  1. Todd
    January 12, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    Hi Jess,

    Me and my Fiancee are planning on coming to London for our honeymoon. We both want to experience London during christmas, but would still like to spend the holiday with our family back home.

    What’s the earliest we can come and get the Christmas experience? Do they seem to decorate as early there as they doe here?

    Thanks

    • January 20, 2017 / 2:09 pm

      Hi Todd! I’d shoot for the two weeks before Christmas to make sure you see it all. The unofficial date for most Christmas-y things to start is 1st December-ish, or the first weekend of December.

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