7 Tips for a Festive Getaway to London

London comes alive over Christmas, and it would be a shame for you to miss out on the fun! Whether you enjoy ice skating, shopping,…


London comes alive over Christmas, and it would be a shame for you to miss out on the fun! Whether you enjoy ice skating, shopping, eating, drinking, or watching shows, you’ll always find something to keep you entertained in England’s capital during the holiday season.

To find seven tips on how to make your festive getaway in London even more special, make sure to read on.

Do some shopping

A day spent shopping in London will make you feel incredibly Christmassy. With Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street to choose from, you’ll always be able to find that one present you haven’t been able to unearth anywhere else. In order to avoid the hectic London crowds, make sure to head out on your day of shopping as early on in the day as you can.

Grab some lunch at St Christopher’s Place

This hidden gem located just off Oxford Street really is a dining sensation! Once you feel like you need a break from all that shopping, head here and choose from the 20 restaurants and cafes on offer at St Christopher’s Place.

Enjoy the Christmas markets

If you want to feel particularly festive during your London trip, then you should check out the different Christmas markets that roll into town in December. The Winter Festival at Southbank Centre is one such market that you should head to — here, you’ll be able to walk around all the traditional wooden chalets while enjoying a nice festive drink of your choice.

Soak up the atmosphere at Winter Wonderland

Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland should definitely be high on your London itinerary. Here, both you and the kids will be able to enjoy any number of festive activities, from ice skating to snowball fights.

Head to Covent Garden

As darkness befalls you and the rest of the city of London, you should hop on the tub and head straight to Covent Garden. In this winter haven, you’ll be able to enjoy a bit of ice skating, see the infamous giant Christmas tree, and enjoy many different festive foods. After you’ve done all of that, you can sit back and enjoy a pantomime.

Catch a show

Whether the show that you watch is festive or not, seeing a play or a musical on the West End will no doubt get you in the mood for Christmas. Throughout the holiday season you’ll be able to watch a number of shows and, thanks to the cheap London theatre tickets that Encore Tickets provide, you wouldn’t even have to break the bank to do so.

Enjoy some carolling

There are a number of carolling hotspots to be found dotted around London over Christmas. You can choose from St Paul’s Cathedral, the Royal Albert Hall, and St Martin-in-the-fields Church.

London truly is a magical place during the festive period. As you can see above, there’s plenty of things to do in England capital over Christmas, no matter what it is you particularly like doing. All you have to do now is head to London and enjoy everything it has to offer.


  1. It sounds lovely! I’ve been to London, but never at Christmas time. It’s nice there are so many different festive activities and things to see! 🙂

    Hope that you are having a nice weekend! I finished Christmas food shopping yesterday and all the gifts are bought so now we are just relaxing until the big day 🙂

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