Top Five Things to do in London this Christmas

Nowhere brings the Christmas cheer quite like London. From the glittering Christmas lights in Central London to the stunning festive displays outside Selfridges, there’s plenty here to get you in the holiday mood.

We’ve put together our favourite things to do in London this season, so wrap up warm, heat up some Eggnog and get into the yuletide spirit!

Winter Wonderland – Hyde Park – Friday, 20th November 2015 – Sunday, 3rd January 2016

This year, Winter Wonderland returns to Hyde Park boasting two circuses, a huge ice rink, a giant observation wheel and The Magical Ice Kingdom! There’s even themed bars and a Christmas Market for grown-ups too!

Entry is free but you do have to buy tickets to use any of the fairground attractions. Nothing will get you into the festive spirit quite like taking a stroll through Santa Land with your favourite Christmas tunes playing all around you!


Ice Skating – Hampton Court Palace -Friday, 20th November 2015 – Monday, 4th January 2016


In London, there are plenty of ice-skating options, but Hampton Court Palace has to be the most enjoyable. Show off your best moves in the rink whilst enjoying a cup of mulled wine, now that’s what Christmas in London is all about! Don’t forget to wrap up warm!

Meet Santa and his Huskies – London Wetland Centre – Monday, 5th December 2015 – Tuesday, December 6th 2015


Watch your little elf’s eyes light up with joy when you take them to meet Santa! Create a magical Christmas moment for your kids and a sleigh ride they’ll never forget! For just £6 pound per child you can visit Santa’s grotto, tucked away in the forest.

Christmas lights – Oxford Street, Bond Street – Thursday, November 12th 2015 – Tuesday, 5th January 2016


Why don’t you grab a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks and take a stroll up Oxford Street to see the dazzling Christmas lights? Don’t forget to have a look at Selfridges iconic Christmas Window displays!

Southbank Christmas Festival – The Southbank – Friday, December 4th 2015 – Monday, 4th January 2016

View of the traditional Christmas Market along the South Bank Queen's Walk  London at night looking through Xmas lights

Head on down to The South Bank this Christmas for their Christmas Market. Rumoured to be bigger and better this year with more food and craft stores on offer, you’re sure to find the perfect Christmas present for your loved ones! Look out for carolers, dancers and plenty of fun fairground rides for your little ones to enjoy!


What are your holiday plans this season? We’d love to hear what your favourite things to do in London are this season. Email your suggestions to [email protected]!