Things to do in London at Christmas

London is one of my favourite places to visit, especially at this time of year.  With all the Christmas decorations lighting up the streets, the jolly atmosphere whilst doing some Christmas shopping, and special Christmas events taking place everyday – London is the place to be!

So, as there’s officially only one month left until Christmas, I thought I would share all my favourite things to do in London at Christmas!

As I mentioned, I absolutely love shopping in London at Christmas time.  I normally head onto Oxford Street as I think the atmosphere there is so Christmassy.  I always look forward to walking along the street as it is lit up with all the Christmas decorations, and seeing all the spectacular decorations outside some of the department stores (Selfridge’s and House of Fraser in particular).  Of course, this year a trip to Oxford Street would obviously include a visit to the Lush flagship store, packed with lots of exclusive Lush goodies!

When Oxford Street gets a bit too much, I like to head to Westfield Stratford City – just a short tube trip away on the central line from Oxford Circus.  This shopping centre is packed with over 250 different shops and amazing restaurants.  Although the shopping centre is buzzing with people, it is definitely not as busy as Oxford Street, so I prefer going here for some (relatively) quieter shopping.

Things to do in London at Christmas

Of course, a trip to London at Christmas time wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Winter Wonderland!  A walk through Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park is sure to leave anyone feeling Christmassy (last year, I dragged my boyfriend to the park even though “it was too early to feel Christmassy” but by the time we left he was humming Christmas carols! #winning).  Some of the attractions at this year’s edition of Winter Wonderland include an ice rink, ice bar and a Christmas market that’s sure to get you in a Christmas spirit.

Speaking of Christmas markets, I also love the atmosphere at South Bank.  The annual Christmas market features a number of festive shows and performances set just by the river.  There is also a lovely Christmas market on the riverside offering a good variety of food and festive drinks.  It’s definitely worth a visit!

With so much to do in London at this time of year, it’s a good idea to book a stay in a central London holiday apartment, especially if you don’t live close by.  Short Let London offer a number of short stay apartments in London at reasonable prices, which would be absolutely perfect if you want to experience the brilliant atmosphere in the city centre!

What are your favourite things to do in London at Christmas?



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