08 Dec 2015

IH London's top 5 things to do this Christmas 2015

Christmas Lights, Regent Street 2015


We've discovered London's festive events throughout the city for you to enjoy this Christmas.

Whether you're here for a weekend this December or maybe for the whole of Christmas, there are plenty of things for you to enjoy throughout your stay here in London. 

There’s always a lot going on in London whatever the time of year, but Christmas time is always a special time for friends and family to explore the city, go shopping and enjoy a glass of mulled wine.

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Here's our guide on where and how to enjoy your December in London!


Carols in Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square, London

The mayor of London has organised a popular carol singing programme for members of the public to enjoy this Christmas in Trafalgar Square, from Sunday 6 December to Wednesday 23 December. Over 50 groups of carol singers will be performing, so why not come and enjoy some traditional Christmas songs around the Christmas tree this December?

Performances take place between 4pm-8pm weekdays, and 2pm-6pm weekends.

The Trafalgar Square Christmas tree is so well known on twitter! You can follow the tweeting tree here: @trafalgartree

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Natural History Museum Ice Rink

Natural History Museum Ice Rink, London

It's time to show off those ice skating dance moves! Hop on to the ice at the Natural History Museum and experience a wonderful Christmas in the heart of London. The ice rink is placed right in front of the famous South Kensington Museum, surrounded under 80, 000 twinkling fair lights and a 40-foot-high-christmas-tree... WOW! 

With chocolate treats and activities, don't miss out on this amazing experience.

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Winterville, Victoria Park

Winterville, London

Winterville! A frosty village that offers festive activities in East London.

FREE ENTRY to all at Victoria Park, Winterville offers plenty of attractions, entertainment, food and drink catered to all ages.

Head over to Winterville to experience the Winter Night Garden, showcasing lots of Christmas movies, family favourites; and pantomime, cabaret, theatre and live music in the Dutch Spiegeltent.

Enjoy yourself with friends and family by showing off your skills with Crazy Golf, continuing your adventure with thrilling rides and panoramic views of London from the Giant Wheel whilst enjoying delicious food from the Christmas Market.

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Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park

Winter Wonderland, London

Let’s jump in to the Wonderland experience where you can enjoy the most festive fun, food and wine!

Providing laughter and excitement for all ages, at Winter Wonderland, children can enjoy gentle activities, from carousels, helter skelters and funhouses, and of course, the adrenaline-fuelled rollercoasters for adults!

If you would rather do something peaceful, why not take a seat on the observation wheel for a flight 60m above London? Don’t miss out on an experience of breath-taking views of the city’s skyline.

Get into the festive spirit as family favourite Winter Wonderland returns to London's Hyde Park. This free-to-enter event includes a host of Christmas-themed fun and activities and a huge Christmas market!

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New Year's Eve Countdown

New Years Eve Fireworks, London

Wondering where to enjoy the New Year’s fireworks in London? With lots of places to choose from, here are our top places to visit:

  • The London Eye
  • Greenwich Park 
  • Alexandra Palace
  • Primrose Hill
  • Hampstead Heath
  • Monument
  • Cannon Street

Please be aware of the crowd and cold air, so make sure you wrap up warm and have a cup of hot-chocolate or mulled wine to hand.  

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Watch New Year's Celebration 2015

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