Festive London

Festive London

Christmas time in London is simply magical. Fairy lights abound, shops are festively decorated, the air is crisp, and there is jolly music playing everywhere. Since we have moved to London we have spent every Christmas here and we love it.


We always invite our family to come stay with us because there is such a festive atmosphere. There are so many lovely traditions that come with the holiday season as well. Minces pies, Christmas crackers, ice skating, brusel sprouts, yule logs, Christmas pudding, pantomimes, and did you know even Christmas cards are an English invention (The guy lived in Hampstead who invented them)!


Here are my favourite things to do in Festive London:


Go to a Christmas Concert

We always love going to Royal Albert Hall, but there are so many wonderfully amazing Christmas concerts you can go to! From Handel’s Messiah by Candlelight at St. Martin in the Fields, to seeing the King's College Choir preform. There is nothing quite like hearing world class Christmas music to put you in the holiday spirit.


See The Nutcracker

Have your pick between the Royal and National Ballet.


Go Ice Skating

The Natural History Museum, Somerset House, and Tower of London all have incredibly lovely ice rinks that will put you right into the Christmas spirit as well as provide lovely scenery as you skate around.


Go to a Christmas Market

South Bank Market is a favourite of ours, but there is also Winter Wonderland , Scandi Mart, and so many others dotted throughout the city.


Christmas shopping

Liberty London and Fortnum and Mason are always fun to walk through at Christmas time. Both these stores go all out and the decorations are not to be missed.


See the Lights Walk Regent’s Street, New Bond Street, Marylebone High Street , Covent Garden, and Trafalgar Square to enjoy the decorations and lights.


Eat delicious Christmas treats!

Mince pies, gingerbread men, chocolate oranges, hot chocolate, and on and on.

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