A city full of Christmas spirit from ice skating to markets, lights to attractions. Here’s your guide on where to go and what to do in London at Christmas time…

London Christmas Markets & Lights, Parks and Gardens

With endless Christmas markets to explore in London, you’ll soon get into the festive spirit.

Covent Garden at Christmas
Address: London WC2E 9DD
Tube: Covent Garden.
Free admission

Covent Garden Christmas London
Reindeer Covent Garden Christmas London
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Covent Garden Christmas London

Winter Wonderland London Hyde Park
Address: London W1K 7TY
Tube: Marble Arch, Bond Street, Hyde Park Corner, Knightsbridge, Green Park, Paddington and Victoria.
Free admission
Admission fee for extras: Ice Skate Rink, Magical Ice Kingdom, Bar Ice, and other attractions.

Winter Wonderland London Hyde Park Rides
Winter Wonderland London Hyde Park
Winter Wonderland Hyde Park
Winter Wonderland Lights Hyde Park London

Camden Markets Christmas
Address: London NW1 8AF
Tube: Camden Town, Chalk Farm & Camden Road.
Free admission

Winterville London Pop-up Christmas Park
Address: London SW4 9DE
Tube: Clapham Common and Clapham South.
Free admission

Kew Gardens Christmas Lights
Address: London TW9 3AE
Tube: Kew Gardens or Richmond Station
Purchase tickets in advance.

Enchanted Woodland Forest at Syon Park, London
Address: London TW8 8JF
Tube: Nearest tube station Kew Gardens, Richmond and Boston Manor.
Railway Station: Syon Lane Railway Station.
Purchase tickets in advance – runs until mid-December.

Ice skating rinks found in London at Christmas

Purchase ice skating tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. 

Natural History Museum Ice Skate Rink
Address: London SW7 5BD
Tube: South Kensington.

Ice Skating Rink Natural History Museum London

Somerset House Ice Skate Rink
Address: London WC2R 1LA
Tube: Temple, Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Embankment.

Ice Skating Somerset House London
Ice Skating Somerset House London Christmas Tree

Tower of London Ice Skate Rink
Address: London EC3N  4AB
Tube: Tower Hill Station, London Bridge Station and Bank Station.

Hampton Court Ice Skate Rink
Address: London KT8 9AU
Tube: No tube station. To reach Hampton Court Ice Skate Rink take the national rail to Wimbledon or Richmond.

Canary Wharf Ice Skate Rink
Address: London E14 5AB
Tube: Canary Wharf Station.

Skylight London Rooftop Ice Skating
Address: E1W 2SF
Tube: Tower Hill.

Choose Love & Help Refugees

Address: 18 Broadwick Street, Soho.
Tube: Oxford Circus.

Shop and leave with nothing.
Give to those who need extra love around the world this Christmas time.

Choose Love Help Refugees UK 18 Broadwick Street Soho London
Choose Love Help Refugees UK

Find more information on Choose Love charity here

London Museums for the Festive Christmas Spirit

Museum of Architecture London for Gingerbread City
Address: London SW7 2LQ
Tube: South Kensington.
Admission fee - £3

Gingerbread City London Christmas
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Gingerbread City London Christmas
Gingerbread City London Christmas
Gingerbread City London Christmas
Gingerbread City London Christmas

Geffrye Museum for how Christmas was celebrated in the past
Address: London E2 8EA
Tube: Old Street.
Free admission

Charles Dickens Museum
Address: London WC1N 2LX
Tube: Russel Square, Chancery Lane, Holborn, Kings Cross St Pancras.
Admission fee.

Why not follow your visit to Charles Dickens Museum with a Charles Dickens London Christmas walk? Or not... bah humbug. 

Christmas Carols in London

Trafalgar Square
Address: London WC2N 5DN
Tube: Charing Cross, Leicester Square and Embankment.
Free admission

Visit Trafalgar Square for the famous Norwegian Christmas tree and Christmas carols. 

Norwegian Christmas Tree Trafalgar Square London

St Pauls Cathedral
Address: London EC4M 8AD
Tube: St Pauls, Mansion House and Blackfriars.
May require a purchased ticket.

Royal Albert Hall
Address: London SW7 2AP
Tube: South Kensington and High Street Kensington.
Purchase tickets in advance.

Other Christmas Activities in London

Harrods at Christmas London

Christmas Shopping and Lights
Shop your Christmas heart out at Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street, and also Harrods.

Snow Kingdom Backyard Cinema  
Address: London SE1 6DR
Tube: Borough and Elephant Castle Station.

Hackney Showroom Pop-Up Screens
Address: London E8 2BT
Tube: Seven Sisters followed by overground to Rectory Road Station.

London on Christmas Day

Peter Pan Cup Serpentine Swimmers Annual Christmas Race
Address: W2 2UH Hyde Park
Tube: Marble Arch, Bond Street, Hyde Park Corner, Knightsbridge, Green Park, Paddington and Victoria.
Free Admission

Sightsee in London on Christmas Day. What better time to do so?
Not many places will be open and if so, they'll probably require pre-purchased booking. However, if you're out and about in London on Christmas day, it's a perfect time to capture the city in a unique way - without the crowds... 

London Eye Christmas London Westminster

London on New Year's Eve

Fireworks, fireworks and more fireworks. Book your tickets in advance for the best views of the fireworks in London, and for restaurants, bars and clubs. 

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from London!

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