Almost as soon as the temperature drops and the clocks go back, London is transformed into a wintry wonderland. The city glitters with Christmas lights and creatively decorated trees. Suddenly, you can fill your free time sipping hot booze, watching festive shows and pantos (even if it’s just online), or venturing out on a beautiful winter walk through the city’s most picturesque parts.
After the announcement of the Tier 4 restrictions for London, Christmas 2020 will be unlike any Christmas in London before it. Current rules have put a stop to Christmas parties and get-togethers. And many annual events were called off, from panto at Hackney Empire to the annual icon of London’s Christmas calendar, Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland.
Still, against all odds, there’s enough Christmas spirit in the capital to find a way through. Whether that’s checking the Christmas lights, grabbing a takeaway mulled wine, getting mince pies delivered to your door, watching our pick of the best Christmas films or seeing seasonal shows from some of London’s best theatres online. Despite all the last-minute changes, we hope you can still go forth and have fun this Christmas in London.
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