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London events in December

Your guide to the best activities, events and fun stuff happening in London throughout December 2018

Rebecca Brindle

Wrap up warm. It’s December and that means winter has truly arrived and Christmas in London has begun. The skies are sparkling with Christmas lights, airwaves are buzzing with Christmas songs, office workers are swapping their salads for indulgent festive sandwiches, the best restaurants and pubs in London are even buzzier than usual and there are festive parties popping up all over the place. 

But don't worry if you’re sick of Christmas spirit already, as there are tons of cosy winter pop-ups and great, non-festive events to enjoy – as well as the epic New Year celebrations to get planning. Here's your guide to all the best events and cultural happenings taking place across London this December.

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Our December 2018 highlights

Christmas in London

There's nothing more festive as London at Christmas time. Discover ideas for fun family outings throughout the Christmas period as well as things to do on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day in the capital. 

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By: Time Out London editors

Christmas lights in London

There's nothing like the twinkle of London Christmas lights to give the city an instant festive makeover. Get planning your wintery outing with our guide to all the main lights in London for Christmas 2018. 

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By: Time Out London Things To Do
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Christmas markets and fairs in London

Say farewell to busy department stores and swap stressful Christmas shopping for something a little more laid back. We've got you covered with our guide to London’s loveliest Christmas markets and festive fairs. 

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By: Time Out London Things To Do

Ice skating in London

Whether your ice skating skills are jaw-droppingly magnificent or utterly non-existent, you'll still find London's ice rinks as enchanting as ever. 

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By: Time Out London Things To Do
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New Year's Eve and New Year in London

London is one of the best places in the world to be for New Year celebrations. Fact. Never one to miss out on a party, the capital is fully prepared with loads of New Year's Eve parties and events up its sparkly sleeve, as well as the mighty NYE firework display over the Thames. 

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By: Time Out London editors

New Year’s Eve parties in London

London is chock-full of incredible New Year's Eve parties, from quirky fancy dress events to heads-down raving. Our definitive list of events rounds up the many nights taking place, making it easy to track down your perfect NYE bash, whatever you're looking for.

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By: Ellie Broughton
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London events in January

Forget the gym and forget the diet, this January fill your diary full of the capital's biggest and best events.

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By: Time Out London Things To Do

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3 comments
Denis K

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kelvin d

Thank you for sharing the information..

Claire D

John Cooper Clarke in July, great Christmas event!