Christmas is only two days away!

Why not use this time to explore all the festive activities London has going on, here are just a few of our favourites...

Ice Skating 

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Need an activity to fill that limbo between Christmas and New Year? There are a range of places to get your skates on this year. Somerset House have their annual rink open, visit The Queen’s House Ice Rink or head over to Hampton Court Palace. There’s also the brand new Glide at the recently opened Battersea Power Station.

Battersea Power Station

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The grand opening of the newly renovated Battersea Power Station is just in time for Christmas! Thoughout December and January there are lots of wintery activities running, including: food markets, floristry workshops and carol concerts as well as plenty of opportunities for shopping…

Christmas Lights

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Kew Gardens may be sold out for the year, but London boasts a whole host of other twinkly options if you’re yearning for some Christmas sparkle. Kenwood House has a fantastic trail that rivals Kew and of course, there’s always Covent Garden or Winter Light at Southbank for something closer to central.

Seasons Eatings
at Southbank

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Kerb are back with another fantastic food offering, this time a range of independent food stalls selling culinary delights from around the world. Take a festive stroll along the Southbank with something mulled in hand and discover tasty treats for last minute stockings. 

Stange Clay at the Hayward Gallery

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It’s a great time to use those leftover holiday days and get out and see all those exhibitions you’ve been meaning to. One of the standouts this year has to be Strange Clay: Ceramics in Contemporary Art at the Hayward Gallery, full of weird and wonderful sculptures to alight the senses.

Tobacco Dock’s Skylight

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Where better to enjoy a Christmas drink than in your own igloo perched above the London skyline? Skylight also has an outdoor heated ski lodge as well as their heated igloos for a truly Apres-Ski feel. Don’t miss out on their variety of indoor pub games!

Hackney Empire Panto

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For those that love to celebrate the kitsch of Christmas, look not further than the Mother Goose Panto this year at Hackney Empire. Absolutely glorious, have some fun with family and friends at a classic Christmas panto.


We know that London is an absolutely candyland of festive activities this time of year, so do share your favourite places to eat, drink and be merry! 

December 23, 2022 — Martha Jennings

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