Christmas in London

Feeling festive? With our guide to Christmas events, activities, winter markets and cosy pop-ups in London, you’ll have a holiday so jolly that it’ll make Santa jealous

Covent Garden Market Hall with mistletoes decorations at Christmas.
Tedz Duran

Who needs heaving German markets, pricey alpine resorts or far-flung tropical beaches at Christmas when we have London in all its twinkling, fairy-light embellished glory? Surely there’s no better place to be at this most enchanting time of year. Frosty park walks, hot toddies at festive markets, ice-skating with friends, fireside pub lunches, carol concerts, impressive light displays, spectacular West End shows – there’s simply no end to the Wintery entertainment offered up by our capital.

Whether you prefer your Yule jam-packed with parties or super mellow, our round-up is bursting with ways to celebrate. Tempted to forgo the home-cooked turkey and dine out on the 25th? We have that covered too, with a list of fabulous restaurants serving up festive fare on the big day itself. Go forth and be merry!

Keep checking back to find out about the latest events for Christmas 2018 as they're announced and let the good tidings roll. 

RECOMMENDED: Plan an awesome New Year in London too. 

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The loveliest Christmas lights
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The loveliest Christmas lights

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Christmas markets in London
Shopping

Christmas markets in London

'Tis the season to buy Christmassy tat

Unusual festive events in London
Things to do

Unusual festive events in London

For santa-lovers and scrooges alike

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The most festive hotels in the city
Hotels

The most festive hotels in the city

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The best Christmas shops in London
Shopping

The best Christmas shops in London

For beautiful baubles and original gift ideas 

Get into the Christmas spirit

The 50 best Christmas songs
Music

The 50 best Christmas songs

Not all festive tunes are totally naff

Favourite Christmas memories

Favourite Christmas memories

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Things to do

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Film

The 50 best Christmas movies

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Festive fun with kids in London

Christmas activities
Kids

Christmas activities

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Santa’s grottos
Kids

Santa’s grottos

Meet the man himself

Christmas pantomimes
Theatre

Christmas pantomimes

They’re behind you!

Festive family shows
Theatre

Festive family shows

For the whole family

Perfect Christmas outings in London

Wintertime at Southbank Centre
Things to do

Wintertime at Southbank Centre

There's a sack-load of Thames-side festive fun planned 

Winter Wonderland
Things to do

Winter Wonderland

Find out about Hyde Park's hive of Christmas activity

Comments

3 comments
Captain

Oxford street and carnaby street, Covent garden and all the surrounding street are dazzling with festive lights again. Takes your mind off the arrival of the winter weather and makes you look forward to the Christmas and fun and gifts and turkey, may be there is a reason for Christmas right in the middle of winter.

Nuria

Flamenco Christmas Course 2016 at Sadlers Wells with the best artists from Spain including Manuel Liñán.

Choreographer, director, and multi award-winning dancer Manuel Liñán is headlining the Flamenco Festival at Sadlers Wells in February 2017 and will be teaching at Sadlers Wells for Escuela de Baile Flamenco School from the 27th-31st December 2016.

This is an excellent opportunity for all students and professionals to learn with some of the bests artists from Spain at this present time. Also joining the teachers is Victoria Ramos from Jerez de la Frontera, Jasmine Villalobos, Tito Heredia and Nuria García.

Escuela de Baile have one of the largest Flamenco schools in Europe and are always promoting flamenco all over the world. We have brought the level of flamenco to a very high standard in the country.

We have some of the most amazing courses over Christmas from beginners to pro­fessional level and courses in castanets, flamenco technique, choreography, bulerias, sevillanas, rhythm and guitar.

Our new intensive course in rhythm is specially created for any musician, singer, drummer, dancer or anyone wanting to learn the understanding of flamenco. This course will cover 3 or 4 different flamenco rhythms each day doing Palmas (clapping) and if you have a cajon flamenco drum, we will also have a cajon drummer to accompany and teach.

This course is the biggest flamenco course ever done in Europe and it will be full of atmosphere and fire. You certainly won’t want to miss it!

Please do not hesitate to call me to book your place or if you need any further information.

Nuria García

Web: www.ledb.co.uk

Tel: 07795 166 590