1. Ice skating at Somerset House
Somerset House is an arts venue on the North Bank of the Thames, between Covent Garden and Waterloo Bridge. In Winter the owners of the building operate a beautiful ice skating rink which is very popular with tourists and people who live in London.
2. Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park
When Winter hits London, Hyde Park becomes home to a massive selection of shops, amusements and even a mini theme park! Try some of the famous mulled wine with a delicious mince pie.
3. Christmas Market on the South Bank
The Southbank of the Thames has a range of stalls selling foods and craft materials from around the world during the Winter months. The stalls start outside the Tate Modern art museum and stretch all the way down to Waterloo bridge. Our favourite is the stall selling home-made churros with hot chocolate sauce, mmm!
4. Christmas tree at Trafalgar Square
5. Carnaby Street Christmas Lights
Pantomimes are comedy theatre that is a British tradition for Christmas time. Adults as well as children attend the pantomime and members of the audience are encouraged to shout catchphrases at the main characters. Popular pantomimes this year include Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and The Snowman.
7. Classical Christmas in Greenwich
8. Camden Lock Night Market
10. Santa's Grotto at Harrods
Finally, if you would like a slightly more conventional Santa experience during your Christmas time in London, why not try visiting Santa's Grotto in the famous department store Harrods? The Grotto is open every day from now until the 24th of December so you still have time to get your request in to Santa!