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A Magical Christmas in London

Few things are more magical than spending Christmas in London. From the glittering lights on Oxford Street to sipping mulled wine at Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland, the holiday season is the most enchanting time to visit the city.

In the run up to Christmas, we’ve rounded up our quintessentially London Christmas activities to help you get in the festive mood.

A busy city street filled with lots of traffic

Skate at Battersea Power Station, One of London’s Most Iconic Buildings

London’s first riverside ice rink has officially opened, and we couldn’t be more excited. Set up in front of the iconic power station, this epic outdoor ice rink is the most spectacular way to spend a winter’s afternoon. With incredible views of the Thames, a magnificent 30-foot Christmas tree and twinkling lights surrounding the picturesque rink, you’re sure to get into the festive spirit!

Battersea power station is also home to over 120 shops, bars and cafes including the likes of Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen and Bar and Searcy’s Rolls-Royce Champagne Bar. So, after you glide around the picturesque rink, warm up with a glass of mulled wine and enjoy the finest festive treats.

Wander around London’s Magical Christmas Markets

Find the perfect Christmas gifts for loved ones and enjoy plenty of street food as you stroll through London’s world-famous Christmas markets. Soak up the festive atmosphere along the Thames at Southbank Centre’s fair and be dazzled by hundreds of glittering lights and a legendary 60-foot tree decorating the Covent Garden Christmas market.

Undoubtably one of the biggest Christmas markets in London, stroll through Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland. Discover more than 100 wooden cabins overflowing with handmade crafts, unique gifts, and delicious street food. It's also home to the UK's biggest outdoor ice rink a giant wheel where you’ll be spoiled with views of London’s epic skyline and top circus shows, so there’ll be plenty of fun activities to fill a whole day!

London’s Most Fashionable Destinations for Christmas Shopping

Enjoy a retail experience like no other and explore some of London’s iconic hotpots, where grand streets are lit up with spectacular Christmas lights and lavish displays put on by the capital’s favourite stores never disappoints.

A large christmas tree in a city square

Pay a visit to Fortnum & Mason, a luxury store which needs no introduction and spoil a loved one with an indulgent Christmas hamper fit for royalty. Or head to Bond Street and check out the dazzling array of designer brands, including British style from Burberry, classic jewellery from Tiffany & Co and must-have bags at Louis Vuitton.

With shops like Selfridges, Harrods and Liberty going all out on Christmas décor this year, London’s collection of luxury department stores truly embraces the festive spirit.

Indulge in a Festive Afternoon Tea

Enjoy glorious sounds of carols, dazzling decorations and festive treats as you indulge in a truly memorable Christmas-themed afternoon tea. Relax in the luxurious surroundings of The Ritz and feast on world renowned afternoon tea accompanied by beautiful carols. Or step into a magical hideaway in Dalloway Terrace at The Bloomsbury Hotel, where festive finger sandwiches and Christmas treats await. Wherever you choose, London boasts some of the best whimsical places to enjoy mouth-watering afternoon tea.

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Images courtesy of Vogue, Ben Queenborough/PA Wire, Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, Glide At BPS and The Ritz.


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