Are you looking for festive things to do in London this Christmas?
From festive illuminations to late-night shopping, the city is truly a magical place in the winter months.
Check out our blog to discover 7 fun winter activities in the heart of the city…
Festive Things to Do in London | Light Trail
Step into Christmas with a luminous stroll through the city, where London's enchanting lights take centre stage.
Every year, London transforms into a magical light show, adorning every corner of the city.
This year, the festivities kick off on Thursday, 2nd November, with the illumination of Oxford and Carnaby Street. Explore the brilliantly-lit streets, and be captivated by the breathtaking displays.
Alternatively, embark on a guided Christmas lights bus tour, offering a 90-minute tour of the world-famous lights.
Enjoy Picturesque Views and Cosy Evenings
Experience riverside views from Coppa Club’s pop-up igloos.
Here, you can delight in an intimate space for you and your loved ones, enjoying delightful dinners and drinks as you cosy up under the stars.
Set with snug sheepskin blankets and a stunning vista of the London skyline, you can enjoy the Coppa Club in all weathers.
Sit back and sip on champagne while you indulge in festive snacks and sample dishes from an exclusive festive menu.
Winter Wonderland | Festive Things to Do in London
A trip to London during Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Hyde Park to experience the magic of Winter Wonderland.
The annual transformation of Hyde Park runs for six weeks, from mid November until the beginning of January.
This is the ultimate place for family and friends to enjoy when searching for festive things to do in london; from adrenaline-fuelled rides and attractions, to live entertainment and seasonal treats.
Open from 10am until 10pm, you can enjoy cosy pit bars, ice kingdoms, mulled wine, Bavarian beer and much more!
Book your tickets now to avoid disappointment.
Experience Christmas Shopping in London
There are a host of places for Christmas shopping around London; from designer stores to shopping centres.
Why not head over to Knightsbridge and experience the world-famous Harrods? The department store will be lit with 12,000 lights outside, while inside you’ll find luxurious decorations – and over 300 stores across the floors.
In the run-up to Christmas, Westfield are catering to the last-minute late night shoppers. Staying open until 10pm, you can find an array of shopping options, with over 500 shops between the White City and Stratford City centre.
From highstreet favourites to designer brands, you’ll be sure to find Christmas gifts for everyone.
Festive Things to Do in London | Theatre Performances
Embrace the festive fun with a selection of Christmas classics performed in various London theatres.
You'll find a myriad of performances throughout the city, from traditional favourites like "A Christmas Carol" and "The Snowman", to musicals such as "Frozen", as well as entertaining pantomimes.
The theatre offers a magical Christmas activity for all ages, allowing you to relax while enjoying the talents of entertainers.
Festive Things to Do in London | Culinary Delights at DUKES Hotel
Indulge in themed sweet treats and culinary delights with our festive afternoon tea here at DUKES Hotel.
Served daily between 12pm until 6pm, you can enjoy a fine selection of finger sandwiches and cakes in the comfort of our Drawing Room and Great British Restaurant.
Our festive menu in the Great British Restaurant is available from the 24th November until the 7th January, excluding Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.
Between 12pm until 9pm, you can choose from two or three courses of delectable dishes, each carefully curated by our talented kitchen staff.
Christmas at DUKES Hotel London
After a day of exploring London's Christmas wonders, relax at DUKES Hotel London, situated in the heart of St James.
Throughout the festive season, our hotel will be adorned with enchanting decorations to create the perfect backdrop for your Christmas celebration.
To learn more about our festivities or book your stay, please reach out to a member of our team. Alternatively, you can explore our previous blog on planning your staff Christmas party.