The very best things to do during Christmas in London

The holidays are coming and what better place to spend Christmas than in London? Few cities can compare to the UK’s capital when it comes to Christmas cheer with lots of Christmas trees, Christmas lights, and a gazillion fun activities to do.

Tickets for many of the major attractions for the festive season are on sale now so it’s a good idea to get planning now. 

If you would like some help with your planning then consider the trip consultation service via the London with Kids Facebook group. 

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Pavilion of Kew Gardens in Christmas time, London, UK

Is Christmas a good time to visit London?

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London is a magical place to spend Christmas. The capital is a lively city at the best of times but come Christmas and the city really springs to life. Thousands of Christmas lights decorate Central London, the shop windows go all out with their festive displays and there are more Christmassy events taking place than you could possibly squeeze into your diary.

Christmas is a popular time to visit London so do make sure to book accommodation well in advance if you plan to be here over the holiday period. Take a look at our guide to where to stay in London here.

If you are in London for Christmas Day then be aware that almost all London attractions will be closed.  The London Royal Parks are open as is the JW3 Ice Rink in North London but otherwise the city is very quiet for the day – before the madness of the Boxing Day sales kicks in on 26 December. 

Public transport also comes to a stop on Christmas Day; buses, trams, London Underground and London Overground trains do not operate. A reduced service runs on Boxing Day

Here are our top picks for things to do for Christmas in London – with or without kids!

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Christmas Markets in London

Christmas Events in London 2023

From festive afternoon teas and Christmas events in department stores, there are lots of other ways to celebrate the holidays in London. Here are some of our favourites.

The Gingerbread City at the Museum of Architecture

Forget your traditional gingerbread house and opt for a gingerbread city instead. The Gingerbread City is an annual exhibition where architects, designers and engineers create an entire city made of gingerbread. The fun – and hugely intricate display – aims to connect the public with architecture through a creative display created for the Christmas holidays.

The exhibition raises money to support the Museum of Architecture as a charity and helps to create programming, exhibitions and events.

Dates: TBC

Location: 6-7 Motcomb Street, SW1X 8JU


Hogwarts in the Snow

Wands at the ready, it’s time to visit Hogwarts at Christmas. The annual Hogwarts in the Snow opens its doors on November 11 and welcomes guests until January 14.

The Great Hall will be transformed with gold decorations from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and the tables will be set with a sumptuous banquet as it was to celebrate the end-of-term feast at Hogwarts. Learn the dance steps from the Yule Ball, step into the snowy Forbidden Forest, stroll down Diagon Alley and more.

Dates: 11 November 2023 – 14 January 2024. Tickets are available now.

Location: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, Studio Tour Drive, Leavesden, WD25 7LR


For more Harry Potter magic, take a look at this walking tour through central London.

Winter Wonderland in London

London’s home for festive fun, Hyde’s Park Winter Wonderland offers shows, rides, an ice rink, a magical ice kingdom, Santa Land and more. A visit here is really a great way to celebrate the festive period.

As with previous years you’ll need to book your tickets in advance choosing what date and time you want to visit. Winter Wonderland does get very busy (although hopefully the ticketed entrance will keep numbers down) so you will want to take this into account when booking your tickets.

Dates: 17 November 2023 – 1 January 2024

Location: Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park, London


The Luna Winter Cinema at Kensington Palace

Enjoy festive films from Elf and Home Alone to Love Actually and The Holiday on the big screen at Kensington Palace this Christmas season accompanied by delicious mulled wine, mince pies and hot chocolate.

Dates: TBC

Location: Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX


Hampton Court Palace Festive Fayre

Tuck into festive treats within the magnificent courtyards of Hampton Court Palace this Christmas. Held over two weekends in early December, this popular food festival is the best way to kick off the festive season – by eating lots of yummy food!

Dates: 1 – 3 December and 8 – 10 December 2023

Where: Hampton Court Palace


Christmas at the Tower of London

Enjoy a very Royal Christmas with a trip to the Tower of London where visitors can learn the history of the tower through the animals that once lived here. From majestic elephants and a winter wonderland scene were polar bears roam to a playful ravens nest. Included in palace admission.

Dates: TBC

Location: Tower of London, London EC3N 4AB


Christmas in Covent Garden

Let is snow, let it snow! Snow flurries fell regularly in Covent Garden last year and it looks like there will be snow this Christmas too. Other festive treats you can expect include the beautifully decorated traditional Santa sleight that’s perfect for a Christmas photo shoot, the Winter Warmer Festival and the return of the Wonder Wood display.

Dates: TBC

Location: Covent Garden


Christmas at the Postal Museum

Head to the Postal Museum this Christmas and take a ride on the Mail Rail, decorated for Christmas. The subterranean ride takes visitors back in time to the heyday of the postal railway.

Also on display are letters to Santa, which inlaces official cards from Father Christmas sent to children between 1963 and 2010. The first commercial Christmas card will also be on display in the museum’s permanent exhibitions space.

Dates: 1 November 2023 – 2 January 2024

Location: Postal Museum, 15-20 Phoenix Pl, London WC1X 0DA


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Christmas in Covent Garden

Christmas Shows in London 2023

London is a great place for theatre throughout the year but it really ups its game during the Christmas period. Here are the best Christmas theatre options for 2023. 

Circus 1903

We’ve seen this show twice now and could happily go again. This turn-of-the-century circus features contortionists, acrobats, knife throwers and incredible puppetry from the team behind War Horse, all led by a comical and charismatic ringmaster. This is pure Christmas joy for the whole family.

Circus 1903 is in town for a limited period playing at the Hammersmith Apollo Theatre.

Dates: 15 December – 30 December 2023; shows at 11am, 3pm, 7:30pm.

A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic 

The Old Vic’s annual production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol classic returns this season starring Emmy Award-winner, two-time BAFTA nominee and former Doctor Who Christopher Eccleston as Ebenezer Scrooge. Expect mince pies, music and plenty of Christmas cheer. 

Dates: 11 November 2023 – 6 January 2024


Let’s be honest, Frozen is good to see any year round but Christmas is a particularly good time to see the musical version of the ridiculously popular Disney animated film. Frozen plays at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in Covent Garden.

Read our review of the smash hit musical here

Dates: through to June 2024


The Witches

Roald Dahl’s tale The Witches might not be the most festive of tales but this musical version is well worth booking tickets for. Can 10-year-old Luke and his Gran stop the witches from squalloping every stinking little child in England? 

Dates: 7 November 2023 – 27 January 2024

Christmas Actually 

Curated by Love Actually writer and director Richard Curtis, in partnership with Comic Relief, is this evening of “collective merriment” themed around Christmas. Enjoy live music, Christmas stories, poetry and comedy performed by a “starry line-up”. 

Christmas Actually is part of the Winter Festival and takes place from 7 – 11 December.

Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story 

Watch A Christmas Carol with a twist at Alexandra Palace Theatre this Christmas. This winter ghost story was extremely well received when it first ran in 2021 and is now back with spine-tingling special effects. 

Dates: 24 November 2023 – 7 January 2024 

Wishmas: A Fantastical Christmas Adventure 

Less a show and more a 60-minute immersive experience, Wishmas invites you to explore magical rooms, meet festive characters and discover where your wishes take flight. You may even meet Father Christmas himself! 

Dates: 14 November 2023 – 7 January 2024

The Nutcracker 

It’s not Christmas without The Nutcracker; this year the festival ballet is being at the Royal Opera House. 

Dates: 6 December 2023 – 13 January 2024

Hansel and Gretel 

Discover this beautiful version of The Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel, at Shakespeare’s Globe this winter. Aimed at children aged 5+ the stage premier of this new production of Simon Armitage’s poem is filled with music, magic and song

Dates: 8 December 2023 – 7 January 2024

A Sherlock Carol 

Yet another version of Dickens’ classic is playing this Christmas, this time featuring acclaimed detective Sherlock Holmes who is hired to investigate the dead of Ebenezer Scrooge. A Sherlock Carol will be performed at the Marylebone Theatre

Dates: 24 November 2023 – 7 January 2024

Elf The Musical 

Returning to the Dominion Theatre this Christmas is ELF The Musical. Perfect for families is the tale of Buddy the elf who mistakenly crawled into Santa’s bag as a baby and who was raised in the North Pole. 

Dates: 15 November 2023 – 6 January 

Father Christmas Needs a Wee! 

When you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go – and that applies to Santa too! Aimed at children aged 3+, this comical tale of Father Christmas has been brilliantly adapted for stage ands is the perfect Christmas show for younger children. Father Christmas Needs a Wee! takes place at the Arts Theatre.

Dates: 2 – 23 December 2023

Stick Man 

Julia Donaldson’s and Axel Scheffler’s heart-warming tale Stick Man is back on stage in time for Christmas. Follow Stick Man as he goes for his morning jog only to be caught by a dog, used in a Swan’s nest and even throw on the fire. 

Expect puppetry, songs, live music and more on stage at Leicester Square Theatre. Perfect for all ages. 

Dates: 21 October 2023 – 2 January 2024 

The Gruffalo’s Child 

Follow the Gruffalo’s Child as she sets out on an adventure to discover if the Big Bad Mouse really does exist. This loveable tale is being staged at the Garrick Theatre. Suitable for ages 3+. 

Dates: 1 December 2023 – 7 January 2024 

The Snowman 

Back for its 26th year at the Peacock Theatre is holiday favourite The Snowman.

Dates: 18 November – 30 December 2023

The Night Before Christmas

Join six-year-old Amber as she embarks on a Christmas Eve adventure. This family-fun show is aimed at children aged 2 – 6 and includes music, puppetry and Christmas magic. The Night Before Christmas takes place at Polka’s Adventure Theatre in Wimbledon.

Dates: 18 November 2023 – 14 January 2024

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Enjoy Christmas in London

Christmas Pantomimes in London 2023

Nothing says Christmas quite like a traditional pantomime (“oh no it doesn’t!”) and there are always a handful to choose from. Some options this year include:

Jack and the Beanstalk seems to be a popular theme this year but it’s not the only tale being brought to stage. Here are some of the best Christmas pantomimes in London for 2022:


Flying into the Hackney Empire this Christmas is Aladdin, staring Clive Rowe as Widow Twankey this promises to be laugh-out-loud magical adventure.

Dates: 18 November – 31 December


Dust off your ballgown and grab your glass slippers for Cinderella’s return to the stage. Taking place at the Lyric Hammersmith, this rip-roaring comedy is filled with sass, magic and chart-topping hits.

Dates: 18 November 2023 – 6 January 2024

Jack and the Beanstalk

Join Jack, Winnie The Moo and Milky Linda as they grow magic beans, battle Giants belch and climb one incredibly tall beanstalk in this fun-filled Christmas pantomime. Jack and the Beanstalk is on at Stratford East Theatre.

Dates: 18 November 2023 – 6 January 2024

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Hi-ho, hi-ho it’s off to the Panto we go to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on stage at the Greenwich Theatre.

Dates: 23 November 2023 – 7 January 2024

Potted Panto

Can’t decide which pantomime to see? Then the Potted Panto is for you! Enjoy 7 classic pantomimes in 70 minutes including Aladdin, Dick Whittington and Cinderella.

Dates: 29 November – 30 December 2023

Peter Pan

Learn to fly this Christmas at the London Palladium with Wendy and her brothers, John Darling and Michael Darling. Starring Jennifer Saunders as Captain Hook and Julian Clary as Seaman Smee, Peter Pan promises to be a spectacular show for all ages.

Dates: 9 December 2023 – 14 January 2024

Dick Whittington

Join Dick Whittington as he seeks fame, fortune and happiness in this action-packed pantomime featuring Paul Merton as the Dame. Dick Whittington is being performed at the Richmond Theatre.

Dates: 9 December 2023 – 8 January 2024

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Christmas lights in London

Where to see Santa Claus in London in 2023 

If you can’t get to the North Pole (or Lapland, where we all know he really lives!) this Christmas then don’t worry, you can hand your Christmas list to Father Christmas at one of the following santa’s grotto.

Make sure to check back as not all dates for venues have been announced yet including Father Christmas at the London Wetland Centre and Santa at Hamley’s.

The magic of Christmas at ZSL London Zoo 

Meet Santa in his magical grotto at ZSL London Zoo and you might even return home with a gift (you must book visits in advance). Dates and exact details to be confirmed.

Dates: TBC 

Location: ZSL London Zoo, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4RY


Santa Land at Winter Wonderland 

Santa Land sits in one corner of Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park and is a great place to deliver your list to the big man. Santa’s Grotto is open daily from 10am to 6pm. Entry is free but you will need to purchase an entry ticket for Winter Wonderland.

As well as meeting Father Christmas, Santa Land has kids’ rides, food stands and Santa’s parade which starts at 5pm Monday to Wednesdays.

Dates: Winter Wonderland Dates 17 November 2023 – 1 January 2024

Location: Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park, London W2 2UH


Christmas at the London Transport Museum 

Dates and details for Christmas events at the excellent London Transport Museum have not been released yet so do check back.

Dates: TBC

Location: London Transport Museum, The Piazza, London WC2E 7BB


Santa’s Grotto at Alexandra Palace 

The Big Man is spending some time at Alexandra Palace this festive season. Young kids can meet Santa, have their photo taken and go home with a small gift.

Dates: TBC 

Location: Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY


Father Christmas Storytelling at the Chelsea Physic Garden 

Join Father Christmas in the festive Science Themed Grotto at the Chelsea Physic Garden. Make an eco-friendly craft, enjoy a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate and explore London’s oldest botanic Garden.

Dates: 2 December – 17 December;

Location: Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Rd, London SW3 4HS


Christmas at Kew 

Santa always makes an appearance during Kew’s spectacular Christmas light trail. 

Dates: 17 November 2023 – 7 January 2024

Location: Kew Gardens. Entrances at Victoria Gate, Brentford Gate and Elizabeth Gate


Father Christmas the London Wetland Centre

Make sure to book this visit with Santa at the London Wetland Centre. Visitors will have the chance to meet Father Christmas and Ken the Grand-Elf in his tranquil wetlands’ grotto.

Dates: TBC 

Location: London Wetland Centre WWT, Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, London, SW13 9WT


Santa at Leicester Square

Get your list ready for a trip to Leicester Square where Santa will be back in his grotto with a bespoke Christmas Story for all kids – naughty or nice.

Dates: TBC

Location: Leciester Square


Hamley’s Santas Grotto Workshop

Meet the big man in London’s biggest toy store. Details and tickets for Hamley’s brand new Santa’s Grotto will be announced shortly.

Dates: TBC

Location: Hamley’s; Regents Street


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Fortnum and Mason’s amazing Christmas lights

Christmas Markets in London 2023

A number of Christmas markets take place in London at this time of year.

Winter Wonderland Christmas Market

Winter Wonderland is home to over 100 traditional wooden chalets selling Christmas gifts, decorations and more.

Dates: 17 November 2023 – 1 January 2024

Location: Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH


Selfridges Christmas Market on the Mews

Dates for this Christmas market have yet to be announced but keep an eye out as this is a magical place to get into the Christmas spirit. Tucked away on a mews behind the department store are market stalls selling street food, gifts and even Christmas trees. There are also a handful of fairground rides to enjoy. Fingers crossed it takes place again this year.

Dates: TBC

Location: Selfridges 400 Oxford St, London W1A 1AB


Southbank Centre Winter Festival

The festive alpine chalets of the Southbank Centre’s winter market are the place to go for seasonal food including fondue, bratwurst and mulled wine.

Dates: TBC

Location: The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 8XX


Leicester Square Christmas market

The market in Leicester Square is a lovely market to wander around with a glass of mulled wine in hand. The wooden huts sell everything from festive ornaments, toys and yummy festive treats.

Dates: TBC

Location: Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7NA


Covent Garden Christmas Village 

Covent Garden is a fun place to visit at any time of year but come Christmas time the neighbourhood transforms into a truly magical place. The annual Covent Garden Christmas Village includes a festive food market, Christmas gifts, mulled wine, festive food, and plenty of Christmas trees and baubles. 

Dates: TBC

Location: Covent Garden Piazza, Cranbourn St, London WC2H 7AR


Greenwich Christmas Market 

Greenwich Market is open daily throughout the year with Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and the weekends being dedicated to arts and crafts and Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for antiques and collectables. During the Christmas period, however, the market becomes a Christmas one with over 100 vendors selling food, gifts and festive knick-knacks. 

Dates: TBC

Location: Greenwich Market, London SE10 9HZ


Eccleston Yards Christmas Market 

Dates for this pop up Christmas Market have yet to be announced but we’re hoping that it returns for 2022 as this is one of the best Christ Markets in London. With gifts, live music, mince pies and mulled wine, it’s great for getting in the Christmas spirit. 

Dates: TBC

Location: 21 Eccleston Pl, London SW1W 9NF


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The bright lights of London at Christmas

Christmas Carols in London

Get ready to belt out your favourite Christmas tunes at one of these Christmas Carol concerts.

St Paul’s Carols

It’s free entry to these popular carols at St Paul’s Cathedral so make sure to arrive early and beat the queue!

Dates: TBC

Location: St. Paul’s Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD


Christmas Carols at the Royal Albert Hall

Perhaps the most elegant venue for Christmas carols is the Royal Albert Hall. The concerts start on December 17 and run until Christmas Eve with three performances a day at 11:00am, 3:00pm, 7:30pm.

Dates: 16 December – 24 December 2023

Location: The Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP


Trafalgar Square Carols

Ever since 1947 the people of Norway have gifted the people of London a Christmas tree, which is put on proud display in the middle of Trafalgar Square. Over the holiday period different carol singing groups gather to sing in the square to raise money for their chosen charities. Although dates for 2021 have yet to be confirmed do keep checking their website as this is a lovely festive event. 

Dates: TBC

Location: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN


Carols in the Courtyard at Fulham Palace 

Enjoy mulled wine, mince pies, gingerbread men and plenty of singing in the restored Tudor courtyard at Fulham Palace. 

Dates: TBC 

Location: Bishop’s Avenue, Fulham, London SW6 6EA


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Christmas lights on Oxford Street

Christmas Light Trails in London

In addition to the light trails listed below there are lots of places where you can get into the Christmas spirit in town. Some of the best places to see Christmas lights in London include:

The Oxford Street Christmas lights: Last year’s display was made up of 27 curtains of light using more than 200,000 bulbs dedicated to the key workers who looked after the nation during the pandemic.

Regent Street Christmas lights: If it’s Christmas razzle dazzle you’re after then head to Regent Street that always has a magical light display.

Covent Garden Christmas lights: Covent Garden is pretty picture perfect most times of year but throw in mistletoe chandeliers, a majestic Christmas tree and over 100,000 Christmas lights and it becomes the perfect place to enjoy the magic of Christmas.

Other places to enjoy Christmas lights in London include Marylebone Village, King’s Cross and Coal Drops Yard, Bond Street and along the South Bank.

Don’t miss the festive display outside Fortnum and Mason department store, just near Piccadilly Circus. Every year this iconic London department store puts on an ambitious and impressive Christmas display. Another store that goes to town for the holiday period is Harrods in Kensington.

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The Christmas lights in London are magical

Christmas at Kew

The Christmas lights at Kew Gardens are really the gold standard for light trails in London. The annual after-dark trail includes sparkling tunnels of light, dancing waterside reflections and trees drenched in cascading colourful lights. The Palm House light display is always spectacular.

Drinks, including hot drinks such as hot chocolate, are for sale at various points along the trail along with hot food and sweet treats. Last year Santa made an appearance as well.

Dates: 15 November 2023 – 7 January 2024. Tickets are on sale now.

Location: Kew Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens, London, Richmond TW9 3AQ


Palace of Stardust at Hampton Court Palace

Palace of Stardust, a light trail at Hampton Court Palace, invites visitors to wander through the historic cobbled courtyards and the palace gardens filled with magical illuminations inspired by the palace’s famous astronomical clock; the ticking Tudor heart of Hampton Court installed by command of King Henry VIII.

Dates: TBC

Location: Hampton Court Palace, Hampton Ct Way, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU


Carnaby Christmas lights

Carnaby Street puts on a cool themed display every year – last year’s theme, Kaleidoscope, promoted love and kindness – and raises money for charities as well.

Dates: TBC

Location: Carnaby Street, Carnaby, London


Winterfest in Wembley Park

Wembley Park’s free winter lights trail, Winterfest, goes all out for Christmas – last year it featured London’s largest LED tree.

Dates: TBC

Location: Wembley Park, Bridge Road, Wembley, HA9 9AA


Lightopia at Crystal Palace 

Not only does the award-winning Lightopia feature lots of colourful Christmas lights, this festival light trail is home to huge lanterns, incredible installations and plenty of festive cheer. 

Dates: TBC

Location: Crystal Palace Park, Canada Gate, Anerley Hill, London SE19 2BA


Winter Lights at Canary Wharf

Bringing bright lights to the city is the award-winning Winter Lights festival at Canary Wharf featuring some incredible installations. 

Dates: TBC 

Location: Canary Wharf, London 


Christmas at Kenwood

Christmas at Kenwood made its debut in 2001 and was a huge success. Set on the grounds of Kenwood House on the edge of Hampstead Heath, enjoy colourful illuminations and installations as well as festive cocktails and food. 

Dates: 1 December 2023 – 1 January 2024 

Location: Kenwood House, Hampstead Heath, Hampstead Lane, London, NW3 7JP


Enchanted Woodland at Syon Park

The 600-year-old Gardens at Syon Park are being transformed for Christmas into an Enchanted Woodland. Now in its 16th year the trail winds through the arboretum, passing the sixteenth century Syon House, and ends at the spectacular Great Conservatory.

Dates: TBC

Location: Syon Park, London Rd, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 8JF


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Ice Skating at Somerset House

Christmas Ice skating rinks in London

It’s time to lace up your skates and hit the ice rink this Christmas. London always delivers when it comes to ice rinks in stunning locations but if you’re wondering where to try, here are some of the best places to ice skate in London. Unfortunately the ice rink at the Natural History Museum is no longer taking place.

Somerset House Ice Rink

The ice rink at Somerset House is one of the longest-running Christmas ice rinks in London. This annual event sees the courtyard transformed into a magical winter wonderland with an ice rink and a glorious 40ft Christmas tree. This is an ice rink with someone for everyone from skating lessons with Skate School to late night Skate Lates.

Dates: 15 November 2023 – 14 January 2024

Location: Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA


Winter Wonderland Ice Rink

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park is making a welcome return this year and so is its ice rink. Set in the heart of the park around the iconic Victorian bandstand, the ice rink will be open from 10am to 10pm daily offering 50 minute skate sessions. Skate aids are available (for an additional £5) but can’t be booked in advance.

Dates: 17 November 2023 – 1 January 2024

Location: Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park, London


Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink

The ice skating rink at Hampton Court Palace is back again this year. The location, in the grounds of Henry VIII’s historic home is hard to beat. Combine it with a visit to their new light trail (see below for details). Make sure you pre-book a skate aid for children in advance if you need one (these incurred an extra cost).

Dates: 17 November 2023 – 7 January 2024

Location: Hampton Court Palace, Hampton Ct Way, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU


The Queen’s House Greenwich Ice Rink

Set in the grounds of the Royal Museums Greenwich, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this ice rink is simply stunning. Enjoy views of Greenwich Park to the south and the lights of Canary Wharf to the north. This is the only outdoor ice rink in South London.

Dates: 23 November 2023 – 7 January 2024. Tickets available to book now.

Location: The Queen’s Hous, Romney Rd, Greater, London SE10 9NF


Ice Rink Canary Wharf

The Ice Rink at Canary Wharf will be open for 18 weeks of skating this winter opening on October 23 (just in time for half-term) and running until February 26th. Located at Canada Square Park, within Canary Wharf shopping Centre, this is a covered ice rink so the perfect option if if happens to be a rainy day in London!

Dates: 22 October 2022 – 25 February 2023. Tickets available now.

Location: Canary Wharf, London E14


Tower of London Ice Rink

As far as locations go, few can beat skating in the moat of the Tower of London. This stunning open-air ice rink is a really fun place to skate with views of the historic Tudor palace. The ice rink did not open in 2022 so here’s hoping that it takes place this year although dates are yet to be announced. Watch this space!

Dates: TBC

Location: Tower of London, London EC3N 4AB


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London is a great place to spend Christmas

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  1. London is an amazing city. But at Christmas time it has a unique magical atmosphere! I miss visiting this city!

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