Christmas in London really is magical. Almost as soon as the temperature drops and the clocks go back, the city is transformed into a wintry wonderland, glittering with Christmas lights and creatively decorated trees, with winter pop-ups and Christmas markets around every corner.
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.
And after last year’s Tier 4 restrictions meant that the festivities were somewhat more muted than usual, you can expect Christmas 2021 to be bigger, sparklier and more filled with festive fun than ever before. Gone are the socially distanced park meet-ups clutching a takeaway cup of mulled wine for warmth, and back are the Natural History Museum ice rink, Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland and Christmas at Kew. Boy did we miss ’em!
Get the lowdown on those, and all the other fun festive things to do for Christmas 2021 in London in our comprehensive roundup. And be sure to check back regularly as we continue to update the list with newly announced markets, pop-ups, ice rinks, parties and other festive events happening in London.
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