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Things to do in London this Christmas


Things to do in London this Christmas

Things to do in London this Christmas

With stunning light displays and plenty of festive events and attractions, London knows how to make Christmas extra special. Whether you live in the capital or are planning a visit with friends and family there is something to suit everyone over the festive period. In this blog, our Kensington hotel gives you a run-down of the most wonderfully festive events which are bound to get you in the Christmas spirit...

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park


One of the most popular Christmas attractions in the city lies in Hyde Park, Winter Wonderland offers a truly magical experience for all the family. With over 100 thrilling rides, festive markets, ice skating and food and drink stalls, you certainly won’t be short of things to do. Adults can enjoy warm mulled wine and tuck into delicious food at the pop-up bars, whilst the little ones can meet Santa and have a whirl on many kiddie friendly rides. Winter Wonderland starts on the 23rd of November and ends on the 6th January 2019.

Winter Wonderland Hyde Park


Watch a pantomime

No Christmas is complete without a trip to the theatre to watch a traditional pantomime or show and London is home to some of the best. Like every year, the West End spreads festive cheer across the city in 2018, showing delightful family shows from Disney classics such as Aladdin and Snow White to A Christmas Carol and Nativity the musical. For a full list of pantomimes and shows in Central London click here.

A Christmas Carol


Treat yourself to a festive afternoon tea

Enjoy a traditional English classic with a Christmas twist and tuck into an utterly festive afternoon tea in various locations across London. You’re bound to feel like a snow queen or king, as you sip on glasses of bubbly and boozy hot chocolates and nibble on delicious seasonal finger sandwiches, pastries and cakes. Locations hosting festive afternoon teas include; The Ritz, Claridge’s, Sanderson, The Connaught and The Arch.

Festive Afternoon Tea Sanderson

[Image credit: Sanderson hotel]


Kew Gardens at Christmas

Wrap up warm and take an enchanting tour of the stunning Kew Botanical Gardens after-dark this Christmas! Lit up with over one million twinkling lights, the famous gardens are brought to life, offering a mile long illuminated trail for friends and family to follow and admire. Some highlights of the events include; a spectacular light display in front of Palm House, twinkling origami boats and the laser beam garden. Christmas at Kew Gardens runs from the 22nd of November up until 5th of January 2019.

Christmas at Kew Gardens


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