London in December
Things to do in London at Christmas and in December 2014
Are you spending this year’s Christmas in London? There are plenty of events, activities and things to do in London to choose from during the Christmas holiday period and December. Here are some ideas shared by our English school:
Christmas Markets in London
Traditional German Christmas Market
From 21 November 2014 to 04 January 2015 in Hyde Park
A traditional German Christmas market returns to the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland. Back with entertainment, festive food and drinks, mulled wine, the market is the perfect place for Christmas shopping.
Christmas at Greenwich Market
From 26 November 2014 to 24 December 2014
An alternative to the high street for your shopping to find Christmas gifts. The Greenwich Market is selling all kinds of festive stuff. You will find there mixing up arts, crafts, vintage fashion, antiques and other quirky things.
Traditional Christmas Market at Southbank Centre
From 11 November 2014 to 04 January 2015
Promising plenty of seasonal treats and a festive atmosphere for visitors of all ages, the Traditional Christmas Market at Southbank Centre makes a welcome return to London for the 2014 Christmas season. The market is located between the Waterloo Bridge and The London Eye along Queen’s Walk. The Traditional Christmas Market at Southbank Centre promises to get you into the festive spirit with real food, mulled wine, handmade gifts and great opportunity to find unusual Christmas presents. For children, one of the main attractions of their visit to the Christmas Market at Southbank will be a ride on the merry-go-round. The Royal Festival Hall at Southbank offers festive concerts and shows.
Christmas Carols and Concerts in London
Trafalgar Square Christmas Carols
You can enjoy Christmas carols in a traditional London experience throughout the Christmas season and December 2014. Christmas carol services at Trafalgar Square feature a variety of choirs from across London but not only… The entry is free.
St Martin in the Fields
This December, St Martin in the Fields near Trafalgar Square is hosting a variety of carol concerts for charity.
Raymond Gubbay Christmas Festival at Barbican
From 27 December 2014 to 7 February 2015
Renowned for presenting some of the best performers in opera, classical music an ballet, the Raymond Gubbay is a feast of fine music at Christmas in London.
Love Christmas: Celebrity Carol Concert at St Paul’s Cathedral
On 18 December 2014
Christmas carol concert at St Paul’s Cathedral is a festive celebration of music and the spoken word. The concert will be hosed by many celebrity names amongst which Joanna Lumley, Barbara Windsor, Susanna Reid, Penny Smith and Russell Watson. All proceeds from the concert go to Age UK, which helps to fight loneliness in old age.
Christmas Lights in London
Many of London streets will be garlanded with Christmas lights and unique decorations again this winter. Here are some of the best sports for an evening walk to tune into the festive spirit as well as for Christmas shopping.
Regent Street Christmas Lights
Oxford Street Christmas Lights
Carnaby Christmas Lights
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
From 21 November 2014 to 4 January 2015
The Hyde Park Winter Wonderland will include attractions such as:
– the ice rink and bandstand
– Giant Observation Wheel
– two circuses
– The Magical Ice Kingdom
– Christmas market
Ice Skating in London
One of the most popular things to do in London in winter is ice skating. London has plenty of rinks for you to visit and ice skate over the winter period, some of them based at the most popular London’s landmarks. You can skate on the ice in amazing venues such as Somerset House, The Natural History Museum, Hyde Park, Canary Wharf and The Tower of London.