London is one of Europe's top Christmas destinations and if you live here you already know that there's just nothing quite like it! Here are our top 5 picks to help you make the most of it.
1. Skate at Somerset House
Enjoy a perfect winter day out at London’s most beautiful ice rink. By day, skate in the stunning courtyard or shake a leg at one of the after dark club nights.
When: 17 Nov - 15 Jan
Where: The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court
Price: £8.90 - £16.15
2. Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Offering a sparkling array of activities and entertainment - Winter Wonderland lands in London once again! There’s over 100 festive rides and attractions, London’s largest German-style Christmas Markets, plus a wealth of delicious food and copious amounts of mulled wine.
When: 18 Nov - 2 Jan
Where: Hyde Park, London
3. Christmas at Kew Gardens
There is nothing quite like Christmas at Kew - with brightly coloured laser beams dancing over water, a Tunnel of Lights, scented Fire Garden and fairy-tale avenues of flora. Santa and his elves will be in the North Pole village.
When: 23 November – 2 January
Where: Kew Gardens, Richmond TW9 3AB
Price: £16.00 - £18.00
4. Christmas Festival at the Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall is the perfect setting to hear wonderful artists and music at this special time of year.
When: 13 - 24 December
Where: Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP
Price: Check specific events for details
5. Christmas in Leicester Square
Visit Santa in his grotto and experience one of London’s best traditional Christmas market and a vintage Spiegeltent – a velvety, wooden venue home to a stocked programme of Christmas shows brought to you from the Underbelly team, including Ursula Martinez, The English Gents, Hamish McCann’s pole act, Dennis Lock’s bubble act and the world famous La Soirée circus.
When: November 11 - January 8
Where: Leicester Square, London WC2H 7JY
Price: Free, but tickets must be bought for specific events.
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