Christmas in the Capital

Here are a few of our favourite attractions and activities across London that you can enjoy this festive season.

3 November, 2021

Our favourite Christmas markets

  • Set up within the stunning Market Building, Christmas in Covent Garden offers everything from handmade crafts to unique jewellery.

  • The iconic Borough Market offers some of the finest seasonal foods, cookery masterclasses and gifts for food lovers.

  • Along with seasonal treats and delicious food, Christmas in Leicester Square is home to a Spiegeltent playing host to a bunch of exciting performances.

  • Winter Wonderland's market features a range of traders selling locally sourced and handmade crafts, Christmas shopping staples and delicious food and beverages.

  • Kingston Christmas Market offers magical gifts and street food, along with live music.

  • Beneath the iconic Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square sit 34 wooden chalets offering plenty of festive food and drink, as well as high end gifts.

  • Southbank Centre Winter Market is the setting for a range of pop-up bars, street food stalls and independent craft traders.

  • A wonderful array of ethical, sustainable and vegan artisan products can be found at Hackney Christmas Market.

  • With stunning views of Tower Bridge, Christmas by the River is host to stalls selling food, drink and perfect stocking fillers.

Our favourite ice skating rinks

  • The UK’s largest open-air ice rink can be found at Winter Wonderland, set around the charming Victorian bandstand in Hyde Park.

  • Immerse yourself in the quintessential winter experience by ice skating within the grounds of the beautiful Hampton Court Palace.

  • Canary Wharf Ice Rink offers themed sessions including 80’s, 90’s and Soul Classics nights.

  • Skate surrounded by iconic architecture and views across Greenwich Park at Queen’s House.

  • GLIDE at Battersea Power Station is London’s only riverside ice rink, surrounded by twinkling lights and a spectacular 30 ft Christmas tree.

  • A uniquely Swiss themed experience is offered by Skate at Somerset House, set within the stunning courtyard, alongside the Chalet Suisse restaurant and Skate Lounge.

  • Skate around a huge Christmas tree, under falling snow and to your favourite Christmas tunes at Alexandra Palace.

  • Take a break from your Christmas shopping and visit the ice rink at Westfield.

Our favourite Christmas lights

  • Carnaby Street, W1

  • Regent Street, W1B

  • Chelsea, SW3

  • Covent Garden, WC2

  • Seven Dials, WC2

  • Oxford Street, W1

  • Trafalgar Square, WC2N

  • Kew Gardens, TW9

  • Lightopia, SE19

  • Winter Wonderland, W1K

  • Piccadilly Circus, W1D