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

The 50 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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15 amazingly festive things at Winter Wonderland

From ice skating and rides to markets and mulled wine, here are the best bits of London’s biggest, brashest hive of Christmas activity, Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park 2014.

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20 reasons why Londoners love Christmas

London really is the most magical place at Christmas time. We asked the people who love our city most for their favourite festive activities.

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The 50 best Christmas movies

Source your seasonal viewing with out top 50 festive flicks

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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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Southbank Centre Winter Festival guide

Caroling and a Christmas tree maze – it's all happening down by the river this winter

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Christmas activities for children

Make the season even more magical for your little ones

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Christmassy outings

The best theatre shows in London this Christmas

From family-friendly panto to shows for the grown-ups

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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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Christmas dance shows in London

See some particularly twinkly toes taking to the London stage this Xmas

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Seasonal soirées

Christmas party venues in London

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

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Winter Wonderland guide

Discover all the fun and festivities Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park has to offer

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Alternative Christmas events in London

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

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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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Give the greatest gift of all

The 12 arty cards of Christmas

Send something to be admired rather than immediately recycled

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20 of the best Christmas jumpers

Buy comedy Christmas jumpers and woolly winter warmers on London's high streets

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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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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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