London is a fabulous place to visit all year round, but at Christmas the bustling capital ups it's game and most certainly puts on a festively fantastic show. Read below for our guide to Christmas in the city!
The iconic Winter Wonderland returns to Hyde Park again this Christmas, and make sure you're one of the thousands who pay it a visit! With something to amuse everyone, from fairground rides to a carousel bar, it's the ultimate way to get into the Christmas spirit... ahhh, we can practically smell the chestnuts roasting already!
With outside rinks placed all over London, including iconic places such as The Tower of London, The London Eye, Canary Wharf and The Natural History Museum, you'll feel festive in no time as you glide along to a Christmas soundtrack... so what are you waiting for?! Get your skates on!
Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour
A fan of Harry Potter? Well, make sure you pay a visit to Harry Potter Studio Tour over the Christmas period to grab a glimpse of The Great Hall decorated in all of it's festive glory and witness the model of Hogwarts as it glistens in the snow. Hogwarts + Christmas = the best thing ever!
With some of the countries best Christmas lights, make sure you stop by to see all of the fab Christmas displays this year! Or better yet, take the Illuminations of London Tour! Witness the iconic landmarks of London as they bathe in the light of the Christmas decorations as you visit locations such as St Pauls Cathedral, Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly Circus.
Whether you fancy seeing the Christmas Ballet, a classic pantomime, or new for 2015 Elf The Musical, London accommodates with a Christmas show for everyone!
Gather in Trafalgar Square from the 7th of December as more than 50 different carol groups will be singing to raise funds for a range of charitable causes... and with the world-famous Christmas tree in the background, and warming refreshments lining the roads, it's the perfect Christmas scene.
Sip of some of London's finest festive cocktails this Christmas, in bars that have been transformed especially for the season. Visit the Soho Ski Terrace located on the roof of The Courthouse Hotel or try a Hot Toddy at the Rekorderlig Cider Lodge at Southbank Center's Winter Festival... after all, 'tis the season to be merry!
Grab the kids and head to the London Wetland Center for a truly magic day. Ride on huskies and donkeys, make crafts with the elves and visit Santa in his grotto before stopping for a spot of seasonal lunch in the on site cafe.
Festive Afternoon Tea
Escape from the cold and take shelter in the Hilton Park Lane Hotel for a festive afternoon tea! Tuck into honey roasted ham sandwiches and indulge on ginger bread men. This jolly treat is the perfect way to wind down after a tiring day of Christmas shopping.
So make the most of the festivities and pay a visit to as many of London's Christmas delights as you can!