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Christmas in London 2022

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in London. Read on for maximum festive feels

Sarah Cohen
Rosie Hewitson
Written by
Sarah Cohen
Rosie Hewitson

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Christmas in London really is magical. Yes it’s dark, cold and none of us can afford to put the heating on, BUT the antidote to all the midwinter gloom is that the city is transformed into a wintry wonderland, glittering with Christmas lights and creatively decorated trees. It’s also chock-full of winter pop-ups, there’s Christmas markets around every corner and Christmas songs are wafting through the air where ever you go.

When December comes around, everyone suddenly seems to be that little bit friendlier, and you can fill your free time sipping hot booze, watching festive shows and pantos, revisiting your favourite Christmas films, gliding around picturesque ice rinks and having a proper knees-up at all the Christmas parties.

Get the lowdown on all the fun festive events for Christmas 2022 in London in our comprehensive round-up. And be sure to check back regularly as we continue to update the list with newly announced markets, pop-ups, parties and other festive things to do happening in London. 

RECOMMENDED: It’s never too early to start planning a spectacular New Year in London.

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