Christmas lights London
Christmas lights London

Things to do in London for Christmas 2021

 

Looking for festive things to do in London? From ice skating to Christmas markets, there are plenty of things to do this festive season! Wrap up warm and make your way to any of these fun and festive activities in the capital to round off 2021.

 

Ice skating

ice skating

Ice skating

Every Christmas pop up ice-rinks appear in some of London’s most picturesque open spaces. You can get your skates on at Hampton Court Palace and Queen’s House, or perhaps make the most of the last year of the Natural History Museum's ice rink. Be sure to book your tickets in advance and wrap up warm!

Festive films

The Luna Cinema

Festive films

The Luna Cinema are running their winter season again this year in London, including a new South London venue! Gather up your friends, or just take yourself off to see some of the best festive and feel-good films in gorgeous venues. Check out their website to see the schedules and different types of seating - The sofa's are worth it!

Christmas Markets

couple at a christmas market

Christmas Markets

A steaming mug of glühwein, carol music playing and stalls chock-full of festive trinkets and treats, there’s nothing quite like a Christmas market in London to get you in the mood for the holiday season. Christmas by the River stretches all the way from London Bridge City Pier to Tower Bridge, making it one of the most scenic Christmas markets in London.

 

Christmas lights

Christmas lights regents street

Christmas lights

From Covent Garden to Regent Street, London’s Christmas lights are some of the best displays in the world. Make an evening (or afternoon, since it goes dark at 4pm…) of it and go for a stroll through some of London’s most famous areas to see the sparkling lights, enormous Christmas trees and creative festive displays. 

 

 

Carol Concerts

St Martin in the Fields

Carol Concerts

Who doesn't love some festive music to get you in the Christmas spirit? Plenty of venues and churches across London offer all types of Christmas concerts, from candlelit carols to the full soundtrack of The Snowman played by St Martin's Chamber Orchestra. St Martin in the fields have a wide range of concerts, so take a look and book ahead!

Winter walks

winter walk

Winter walks

At a loose end? Get out in the winter sunshine and explore some of London’s most picturesque parks, woodlands and nature reserves on a winter walk. We’ve chosen some of the best walks in London in winter, all you need is some warm socks and comfy boots! Or why not visit some of these deer parks near London and see if you can spot Santa’s reindeer?