It’s Christmas and you are in London! Don’t worry I’ve got you covered. It’s our first christmas out of lockdown and I’m going to give you some inspiration for some fun and festive things to do.
These are some of my favourite places to visit to get you into the festive mood this year. This post is being written in 2020 and all photos in the post were taken by me on an iPhone. This obviously doesn’t cover everything London has to offer but includes some of MY favourite spots around London at Christmas time.
Let’s start with a place that has all the festive feels, Spitalfields Market they always put their own spin on Christmas with non traditional colours and themes and it’s a great place for food, mulled wine and you can grab a few christmas gifts while you are there. They always have great stools there with loads of independent shops along with some mainstream ones too.
1. Spitafields Market
2. National History Museum Ice Skating
I don’t know how anyone could write a Christmas post about London without writing about the National History Museum skating rink. I have gone every year since like 2013, even before I started living in London. It’s such a lovely atmosphere and always very beautiful. They also have a bar there which is really nice, you can get hot drinks, mulled wine and yummy food. I heard that this is the last year that they are doing it, which is a real shame. There is always a merry go round there too for the kids which just adds to the romantic christmas feel.
Prices and more information about the Skating at National History Museum can be found below.
3. Covent Garden
Covent Garden is also one of my favourite places to visit during Christmas in London, the decorations are different every year. The shopping is always great, the food is delicious and they have toilets! Which in London is always a bonus. It also SNOWS!!!! According to secret london “Flurries of snow will cover the area by the famous Christmas tree every hour between midday – 7pm until December 27.”
4. Queens House Ice Skating- Greenwich
Greenwich Museum have also followed suit and started their own ice skating rink and this year is the first time I tried it,and I Have to say that I would visit again, with the market so close by and the festive feel there is a definite win from me.
Information about the ice skating at the Queens House In Greenwich can be found below:
5. Winter Wonderland- Hyde Park
Another favourite this time of year is ofcourse Winter Wonderland, its over stimulation heaven. The sounds, the lights, the noises, and the smells. Its very expensive £7 for some churros!! but it really is a lovely place to get into the Christmas Spirit. They have stalls where you can pick up little gifts, karaoke and LOADS of rides. The mulled wine is strong and the atmosphere is always spot on.
Tickets and more information about winter wonderland at Hyde Park can be found here:
6. Christmas Lights- Oxford Street
Just walking around London will give you all the Christmas spirit you need, Oxford street have some of the best lights, carnaby street is another great one and every year I like to visit the Harrods windows to see what they have been changed into.
I’m sure I’ve missed out tons of places and would love some inspiration myself of some different places to go this year. Ive never been but heard good things about the following. I’ll pop the links below for you guys.
Carols at the Royal Albert Hall
Harry Potter World
LIghts at Kew Gardens
Meeting santa at london zoo
Where do you suggest I go this year? Leave me a comment and let me know