The Best Christmas Things To Do In London

The city totally lights up during Christmas! With all the twinkling lights, fun attractions and lots of mulled wine, it’s an awesome time of year. And it’s that time of the year when London is all lit up for Christmas and I can’t help getting excited about all the amazing things to do. From sipping on afternoon tea to gliding on ice-skating rinks and hitting up Winter Wonderland, there is no shortage of fun events to check out. Winter Wonderland has been on my bucket list for years, but I never seem to make the trip down there. However, me and my sis finally decided to go this year and I can’t wait to share my experience in a blog post once we’re back.

It hasn’t been the best for travel this year, due to the ongoing cost of living crisis. But don’t worry, you can still celebrate Christmas and enjoy the festive season without breaking the bank. There are plenty of free Christmas activities available, so whether you’re flying solo, looking for group activities, or need something fun for the kids, there is something for everyone. No matter what your budget is, you can still have a great time during this special time of the year.

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Christmas Afternoon Tea at Royal Lancaster London

Go, relax and enjoy a variety of deliciously crafted sandwiches, baked scones and Christmassy sweet treats. All will be served in the hotel’s beautiful Hyde Cafe.

Hotel Café Royal

London’s Regent Street and Piccadilly Circus are truly magical places to experience the joy of Christmas and New Year. The hotel in the heart of these bustling areas offers a brilliant light display, adding to the festive ambience. During the Christmas period, the hotel hosts several family-friendly activities in its Children’s Club, including cookie decorating and bauble making, to keep the youngest members entertained.

Christmas Afternoon Tea At The Ritz

If you’ve been to The Ritz before, you’ll be happy to learn that the iconic Christmas Afternoon Tea will return in 2023! You can enjoy it from November 18th until January 1st, every day from 11:30 am to 7:30 pm. Seating is available every two hours, and as an adult, you’ll get a glass of Ritz Champagne upon arrival, while children will receive a Ritz teddy bear. If you book a spot on Christmas Day, you’ll even get a visit from Father Christmas himself!

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Rooftop drinks at The Madison

The rooftop bar is one of the coolest Venues in London. Also the views across the St Paul’s Cathedral and the London skyline beyond into a festive haven complete with Wreaths and bauble – no admission fee received.

Wagtail London Nordic Nights

This year the wagtail has partnered up with Grey Goode to offer its Nordic Nights igloos for 2023. You have the option to have an intimate dinner with a partner or friends, dine, drink and be merry on the bars rooftop with London skyline views. It’s open from 20th October, you need to book your slot now.

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Winter Wonderland

This year’s Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park will run from 17th November to January 1st. There will be plenty of food stalls and rides – adrenaline-filled blizzard ride, the ice bar and the street food village.

Disney on Ice

Hey, Disney fans! Guess what? Disney On Ice is coming back in 2023! And this time, it’s going to be even better! From 21st to 31st December, Disney On Ice ‘Dream Big’ will be at London’s O2 Arena, just in time for Christmas. It’s going to be a blast for the whole family! You’ll get to see Moana, Frozen and many more of your favourite characters from the timeless classics. Don’t miss out on this one, folks!

Lapland UK

Lapland UK is super popular and it’s not hard to see why. You get to spend a full four hours in Father Christmas’ world! It’s a total blast for adults and kids alike, making you feel like a kid again and reigniting your childlike wonder and belief in Father Christmas. There are loads to do, from helping the toy factory elves to decorating gingerbread, ice skating, and even getting a personal visit from the big man himself. So much fun! Each child will get a personalised invitation from Father Christmas, a copy of Lapland Times and a Husky soft toy from Father Christmas and a factory toy on Christmas Day!

Lapland Uk is set in Ascot Great Windsor Park in a Hollywood style set. This year its based on six best-selling books that’s written by the Battle family and depict a magical world in which 31 characters come together every year from November 11th until December 24th. As it’s so popular that it’s already sold out for 2023, however you can sign up to the mailing list where you’ll be the first to know about 2024 tickets.

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