Christmas in London

There is something magical and unforgettable about spending Christmas in London even for us locals. Glittery Oxford Street, shop windows filled with potential gifts and smell of mince pies in the air. Even Londoners are slightly nicer to each other during these festive times! November is the month when London gets transformed into the sparkliest, blingiest, most festive place on earth with the switching on of Christmas lights all over town. There's nothing like the sparkle of London Christmas lights to give the city an instant festive makeover. 

In the mood for a bit of icy fun

Our pick: Skate at Somerset House

Stunningly beautiful ice rink with festive drinks and winter warmers available to enjoy at the Skate Lounge. Choose from many club nights on offer or save yourself for one-off special Jazz skate.

Where: The Strand, London WC2R 1LA, Date: From 17th of November until 16th of January 2017


More ice rinks to check out:

The Natural History Museum Ice Rink

Where: The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, Date: 27th of October until 8th of January

Westfield London Ice Rink

Where: 4006 Ariel Way, Shepherd’s Bush, London W12 7GF, Date: 23rd of November until 8th of January

Winter Wonderland

Where: Hyde Park, London W2 2ET, Date: 18th of November until 2nd of January

Ice Skating at the Tower of London

Where: Tower of London, EC3N 4AB, Date: 16th of November until 3rd of January


Hunting for a quirky surprise

Southbank Centre Winter Market

Where: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX, Date: 11th of November until 8th of January

Tate Modern Christmas Market

Where: Bankside, London SE1 9TG, Date: 19th of November until 24th of December 

Christmas Fair 2016 at Chelsea Physic Garden

Where: 66 Royal Hospital Rd, London SW3 4HS, Date: 26th and 27th of November

Christmas at Borough Market

Where: 8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL, Date: 7th of Dec until 24th of Dec, 28-31st of Dec


Treat and indulge (no excuses needed for one more mince pie)

The best Christmas-themed Afternoon Teas

Winter Bars to keep you warm

Montague’s Ski Lodge

Where: The Montague, 15 Montague Street, London WC1B 5BJ, Date: 15th of November until 13th of January


Party your socks off until small hours on 31st of December

Our picks: London New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the River Thames

New Year’s Eve at the unforgettable Roof Gardens

A Vintage New Year’s Eve party at Southbank Centre

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