It's a London Christmas affair

26th October 2017


Nothing compares to the charm of London during Christmas. Christmas and London go together like gravy and roast dinner. There’s something magical about this city, evident throughout its carefully decorated streets, where streets bustle and the smell of Christmas food lingers.


The magic of Christmas hits London in full force this November and there’s so much to do and see, which is why we pulled together some Christmas activities that shouldn’t be missed…

Get your skates on and channel your inner Michelle Kwan at one of London’s many spectacular ice rinks


Skate at The Natural History Museum

Until 07/01/2018 – Adults from £12.65, children from £8.80, families from £39.60, Members save 10%.

Open 11.00-21.00 (times vary)
Closed 25 December


Alexandra Palace

Ice Skating Rink is open all year round. Adults from £8.00, Juniors from £7.00, spectators £1.50.

Weekdays 11am – 5:30pm, weekends 10:30am – 11pm.


Skate at Somerset House

Opens 15/11/2017 – 14/01/2018 - From £7.50

Opening times vary. Visit website for info.


Skylight – Tobacco Dock:

Until 07/01/2018 - Entry to Skylight is free.

Thurs/Fri: 5pm–11pm // Sat/Sun: Noon–11pm


Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink

24/11/2017 – 07/01/2018 - Adults from £14, children from £10.

Opening times vary. Visit website for info.    

Closed Christmas day, all other days operating as normal.  


Tell Santa how good you've been at an amazing Christmas market or fair


Winter Wonderland Hyde Park

Opens 17/11/2017 – 01/01/2018. Entry to Winter Wonderland is free, though some attractions inside are ticketed and can be booked in advance.

From 10am – 10pm daily, except Christmas Day.


Southbank Centre Winter Festival

10/11/2017 – 4/01/2018. Free to enter.


Greenwich Wintertime Festival

01/12/2017 – 31/12/2017. Price: Adult: £15, child: £8.

From 10.30am – 5pm.

Not enough? Other great things to do:

  • Shop for quirky items in delightful Oxford Street
  • Enjoy a Victorian-style Christmas at Kensington Palace
  • Have dinner in an igloo by Tower Bridge
  • Explore the Snow Kingdom at Backyard Cinemac
  • Immerse yourself in the Christmas Carol at the Charles Dickens museum