Filled with the festive spirit? Travelling over London on Christmas? No need to look further. Follow our guidelines to Christmas celebrations, fun activities, winter shopping spree and warm pop-ups in London and you’ll definitely have a jolly holiday.
Christmas Eve celebrations are in full swing in London. The dazzling merry lights have been put on. In order to have the best of Christmas celebrations this season, go through our guide to Christmas 2017 in London, full of best jovial activities, proceedings and fiesta. Christmas has just arrived, but London doesn’t bring to a halt the festivities till the big fat Santa actually pops down your chimney, and neither do you need it. Right from flaunting your best moves on the skating rink to enjoying some soothing and steamy rooftop sauna, here’s our list of the best things to indulge in London, on the day prior to Christmas in December.
Sing some carols in Gentle candlelight
An evening spent by singing Christmas carols is a sure shot way to sink in the festive atmosphere. If you don’t want to be all by yourself on Christmas Eve march to one of London’s carol services for candlelight, music and plethora of Christmas songs as many as you can handle. Services are offered at the most splendid venues: give a try to St Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s, and the Royal Albert Hall.
Skate on the ice
No matter whether you have your dancing moves on ice like Christopher Dean or you are no good at it, London’s outdoor ice rinks are one of the most miraculous locations you’ll ever see all the season. Reserve your skating session before the rinks are jam packed up. Major of the skating rinks are still open on the Christmas Eve.
Try sipping some Mulled Wine at the Local market
Christmas market in London are perfect places not just to relish some exclusive festive foodstuffs like fine cheeses and mince pies, but it is renowned for mulled wine. Markets at Southbank, Leicester Square and Winter Wonderland all have a roaring business on Christmas Eve.
Meet the Santa
Santa Claus is still making the list of all whom he wants to give gifts on Christmas so make it sure to have your name listed down just in time! Quite a lot of London’s grottos also welcome visitors with open arms on Christmas Eve, so it’s never too late to let Santa know what is there on your wish list.
Look out for London’s Most fine-looking Christmas trees
London is completely dolled up for celebrating Christmas, decorated by festive lights hanging on each and every street. Even then it is not the single thing to gaze at during this time of the year. Get into the celebration mood by having a gaze at these charming pines and firs.
Shell out Money for last-minute shopping
Although as a prudent shopper, you might have finished buying all your gifting items back in October, there is still some more you cannot stop yourself from buying on at Oxford Street. There are some excellent shops in the capital to buy gifts and decorations.
Enjoy Having a Look at beautifully Lit up Kew Gardens
Bundle up in some warm jacket and move straight towards Kew Gardens which has enchanting artistically illuminated fairy lights, with fire gardens and lasers. The Victorian palm house is a must see. Vintage rides add to the fun factor of the fair.
Take Pleasure in Rooftop Sauna
Getting stressed with all the endless preparations before the D day? Let your hair down and cuddle up inside a warm Finnish sauna at the top of the Southbank Centre which has views of the London’s skyline and river. It is really steamy stuff.
There is hardly anything better than being at London for Christmas. So while you are there have a gala time and make the most of it.