Christmas in London

Have the jolliest holiday with our complete guide to festive events, activities and shows in London this Xmas


The best of Christmas in London

Planning ahead


Get into the Christmas spirit

In photos: London's Christmas past

It turns out that the Selfridges Christmas windows have always been amazing. See how London celebrated the yuletides of yesteryear with our bumper gallery of old-school pics.

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A-Z of the best and worst Christmas movies

Don't think that festive films have to involve ruddy cheeks and happy endings. Our thorough guide to the Christmas movie includes the heartwarming, the alternative, and the ultimate turkeys.

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Fifty best Christmas songs

Nothing tells you Christmas is around the corner like getting Mariah Carey stuck in your head. Explore our list of the fifty best festive tunes to really get you in the seasonal spirit.

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Festive fun for kids

Santa's grottos

Find out where to meet the man in red this winter with Time Out's guide to Santa's Christmas grottos

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Christmas theatre shows for kids

Help make Christmas even more magical while they're still gullible with a festive theatre show

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Christmas lights in London

Satisfy your festive decoration cravings with our gallery of lights from Christmases past

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Christmas activities for children

Make the season even more magical for your little ones

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Christmassy outings

Christmas markets and fairs in London

Wrap up your festive shopping with London's Christmas markets and fairs

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Christmas carol concerts in London

Get into the seasonal spirit at a festive carol concert

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Ice skating in London

Get your skates on at London's outdoor ice rinks

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Alternative Christmas events

Eschew the traditional in favour of something a little more memorable this year

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Give the greatest gift of all

Christmas gift ideas and inspiration

Find the perfect presents for even the most tricky recipients

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Festive wrapping paper: nine of the best

Make sure your purchases look a pretty picture on the big day

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Pimp your Christmas tree

Swap traditional for timber and deck the boughs with balls of jolly

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The 12 arty cards of Christmas

Send something to be admired rather than immediately recycled

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Seasonal soirées

London's best Christmas comedy

'Tis the season to be jolly, so why not treat yourself to a festive-themed comedy gig?

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Christmas gigs in London

Music lovers have plenty of festive options on offer in London this December

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Christmas party venues in London

Our suggestions as to where you'll have a swell time this party season

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The best classical Christmas concerts

Enjoy a festive performance from some of London's best orchestras and musicians

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Christmas shopping wrapped up

The best Christmas shops in London

Get the year's longest shopping list out at these great festive shops

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Christmas markets and fairs in London

Find unique gifts you never knew they wanted at these festive markets

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Christmas shopping services in London

Forget Lapland – London’s got a sleighload of super services to help you glide through Christmas

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London's best butchers

It's the biggest lunch of the year; make sure every bit of it is completely delicious

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Christmas on the Time Out blog

Find more festive events  and silliness in the Time Out blog's Christmas section, which is regularly updated with the latest London news and fun.

Visit the Time Out blog's Christmas section

More guides for this season

Christmas Eve in London

It's the night before Christmas and there's nothing to do, but with our handy guide Christmas Eve is fun, too

Christmas Day in London

Enjoy the peace of London at its emptiest and explore the city on Christmas Day

Boxing Day in London

You're full, bored and familied-out. Find a great distraction with our list of Boxing Day options

New Year in London

London's so packed with celebrations that you're sure to find the party of the year

Find more unmissable London events

Time Out's Christmas playlist



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