London is amazing at Christmas! The city is full of twinkle lights, decorations, carols, markets and an abundance of wonderful shows and concerts. There are so many things to do in London at Christmas, use the following suggestions to plan your perfect London Christmas.London Christmas Lights

Things to Do in London at Christmas: Markets and Fairs

Play, shop and eat at Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland

Spend an evening at the Winterville market and circus

Browse the market stalls at Christmas in Leicester Square

Check out Tudor Markets Christmas by the River at London Bridge City

Enjoy an Alpine Christmas themed market at the Kingston Christmas Market

Check out market stalls before enjoying a sauna at the Wintertime Market, Southbank CentreLondon Christmas Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

Things to Do in London at Christmas: Christmas Lights

See the illuminated sculptures at Chiswick House Christmas Magical Lantern Festival

Follow the twinkle light trail through the Kew Botanical Gardens

Wander under the lights at Syon Park Enchanted Eltham Palace Woodland Garden

Admire the Christmas tree at Claridges Hotel

Check out the lights on Oxford Street, Regent Street, Carnaby Street, Seven Dials, Bond Street, South Bank and Duke of York SquareLondon Christmas Regent Street Lights

Things to Do in London at Christmas: Christmas Events

Visit Hogwarts in the Snow at Warner Bros. Studio

Watch a Christmas film at Backyard Cinema Snow Kingdom

See reindeer at the London Zoo

Attend the Hamley’s Christmas Toy Parade

Go on a husky sleigh ride and meet Santa at WWT London Wetland Centre

Go for a Sail with Santa on the Thames River

Check out Santa’s Grotto at Greenwich Royal Naval College

Attend the Christmas Pudding Race for a good laugh

Participate in Santacon

Enjoy a Christmas themed Afternoon Tea

Have a pint in a traditional English pub decorated for the season

Dine in an igloo at Stratford Roof East

Tour Kensington Palace hear stories of the past, drink mulled wine and carol under the tree

Enjoy a Very Dickenson Christmas at the Charles Dickens Museum

Check out the Christmas Past exhibit at the Geffrye Museum

Experience an Elizabethan Christmas at Hampton Court PalaceLondon Christmas Carnaby Street Lights

Things to Do in London at Christmas: Christmas Shows

Attend St Nicky’s Imaginarium Christmess in the Borough Market

Watch the English National Ballet perform the Nutcracker

Attend the Beauty and the Feast dinner show in the Vaults

Watch the Dick Whittington Christmas Pantomime at the London Palladium

Watch the classic A Christmas Carol at The Old Vic

See the untraditional Meow Meow, Apocalypse Meow: Crisis is Born at the Globe

Watch the clowns perform at Slava’s Snow Show

Watch Disney on Ice Passport to Adventure at The O2

See The Snowman musical at the Peacock Theatre

Watch Nativity! The Musical for a good laugh at Eventim ApolloLondon Christmas Natural History Museum Swarovski Ice Rink

Things to Do in London at Christmas: Christmas Carols and Concerts

Party at the Jingle Blues Christmas Party Show

Listen to a Christmas Concert at St Martin-in-the-Fields Church

Attend Carols by Candlelight at Royal Albert Hall

Take a photo under the Trafalgar Square’s Christmas tree and listen to the carolers

Listen to the choir rehearse for Christmas Service at St Paul’s Cathedral

Attend the Piccadilly Christmas Concert at St. JamesLondon Christmas Harvey Nichols Department Store

Things to Do in London at Christmas: Christmas Shopping

Stop in Fortnum and Mason to purchase a Very Berry Christmas Cake and Marc de Champagne Truffles

Visit Santa at Harrod’s and grab a few treats in the Sweet Shop

Enjoy the Hamley’s Toy Store window display

Browse the Liberty’s Christmas Store

Shop the West End and enjoy the window displays along Regent Street

Enjoy the window display and a sweet treat Prestat’s

Check out the Mistletoe at Covent Garden

Enjoy Cider and gingerbread at Borough MarketLondon Christmas Covent Garden

Things to Do in London at Christmas: Ice Skating Rinks

Skate the Somerset House’s courtyard rink

Check out the Hampton Court Palace ice rink

Go for a skate at the Tower of London

Skate around the Christmas tree at the Natural History Museum

Check out the ice rink at Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park

Skate on the rooftop ice rink at Skylight

Go for a skate under the London Eye

Check out the rink at Canary WharfLondon Christmas Somerset House Ice Skating

Visit the London’s Tourist Information Centres for a monthly planner and maps to plan your London Christmas.

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A London Christmas is full of twinkle lights, decorations, carols, markets and an abundance of wonderful shows and concerts. Plan your London Christmas here