London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London

London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London


Upcoming Highlights

Christmas by the River 

Christmas by the River 

Until 2 January 2019
With stunning views of Tower Bridge, The Tower of London and the iconic City skyline, Christmas by the River is the perfect setting for the market with stalls selling gifts, food and drink. ... read more

Battersea Choral Society Christmas Concert with Carols for All

Battersea Choral Society

11 December 2018
Battersea Choral Society Christmas Concert with carols for all will include a programme of much-loved, traditional Christmas carols along with some splendid music and festive readings. ... read more

Feed the Minds Christmas Carol Concert

Feed the Minds Xmas

11 December 2018
The evening promises a perfect mix of classic singalong carols alongside beautiful performances by the renowned Quorum Chamber Choir, all in the majestic setting of Southwark Cathedral. ... read more

Ice Skating at HM Tower of London

Skating Tower of London

Until 6 January 2019
London’s most famous castle gets festive ... Ice skate at the Tower of London and you don’t just get to do it with the city’s most iconic historical landmark as a backdrop – you’re actually in it! ... read more

The London Pantomime Horse Race

London Panto Horse Race

16 December 2018
London’s wackiest ‘Horse’ Race event, began in 2010, as a small quirky annual community charity event in Central Greenwich. So far, the races have raised thousands for various charities. ... read more

At a Glance

At a Glance

Festive Season 2018-19
Use the week-by-week listings guide to quickly see what's on in London while you're here. Choose from concerts, theatre, dance, markets, walking tours, workshops and much, much more ... start planning

Beauty and the Beast (Shaw)

Beauty and the Beast

Until 30 December 2018
The story of Beauty who longs for romance and adventure, a bad-mannered Prince who is transformed into a Beast to teach him a lesson and ... dreams that come true. ... read more

A Christmas Carol as Told by Jacob Marley (Deceased) (Royal Albert Hall)

Xmas Carol Told by Marley

16 December 2018
Through Jacob Marley’s words, we learn how three magical spirits opened Ebenezer Scrooge’s eyes and made him realise, just in time, the true value of love and forgiveness. ... read more

Cinderella and the Beanstalk

Cinderella & the Beanstalk

Until 31 December 2018
Follow Cinderella on a perilous adventure as the scheming Rumpelstiltskin blackmails the would-be princess into retrieving the coveted Golden Eggs from the top of The Beanstalk. ... read more

Christmas Dickens Walks

Christmas Dickens Walks

15-31 December 2018
Enjoy a Dickens Christmas walk in December with author Richard Jones. Why not enjoy a series of seasonal strolls through the streets of Dickensian London over the festive period in 2018. ... read more

A Candlelit Christmas at Ham House

Christmas at Ham House

Throughout December 2018
During December, experience the wonderful splendor of Ham House lit by candle light. With candles and natural greenery filling the house, enjoy the atmosphere over the festive season. ... read more

Christmas Past Event

Christmas Past Event

Until 16 December 2018
Although the museum is closed Geffrye is thrilled to bring some festive events including, Make A Christmas Terrarium and Rainbow Wreath, and BPS - Make a Tactile Christmas Wreath. ... read more

Christmas Carol Concert with Southend Boys' and Girls' Choirs

Southend Xmas Choirs

15 December 2018
The Southend Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs are regulars at London’s major concert halls, including the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, as well as at iconic venues around the world. Join them for an evening of seasonal music.  ... read more

Songs of Shepherds and Angels: Morales’s Christmas Mass

Morales’s Christmas Mass

15 December 2018
Cristóbal de Morales based his lush Missa Quaeramus cum pastoribus on an immensely popular popular motet by Mouton. An uplifting evening of festive polyphony, perfectly complemented with mince pies and mulled wine ... read more

Horrible Christmas

Horrible Christmas

13-30 December 2018
From Victorian villains to Medieval monks, Puritan parties to Tudor treats, when Christmas comes under threat from a jolly man dressed in red, it’s up to one young boy to save the day – but can he save Christmas? ... read more

Charles Dickens Museum

Charles Dickens Museum

Until 31 December 2018
Each year, the Museum provides an enchanting glimpse into how the festive season was celebrated by the author, with the historic interiors transformed into a true embodiment of Christmas Past. ... read more

The Sick Children’s Trust Christmas Carol Service

Sick Children’s Trust Carols

12 December 2018
A heart-warming evening of traditional carols alongside stunning musical performances. Celebrate the start of the festive season with entertaining readings from our celebrity guests ... read more



13 December 2018 - 6 January 2019
See the UK premiere of this retelling of a beloved family fairy tale, reimagined with a hyper-modern set and larger-than-life characters and delve into a fantastical world, fizzing with fun and laughs. ... read more

Christmas Wreath Workshop

Xmas Wreath Workshop

Until 29 December 2018
Take a break from Christmas shopping and get in the festive mood with some wreath making or crafting stunning table centrepieces, decorative baubles and tealight holders. ... read more

World Child Cancer Spirit of Christmas Event

World Child Cancer Xmas

13 December 2018
A great way to kick off this year's festive season - an event for the whole family and one not to be missed! Expect laughter and joy as we celebrate all that is special this festive period. ... read more

Santa Claus and the Christmas Adventure

Santa's Xmas Adventure

12-24 December 2018
The adventure takes place at Santa’s HQ in the North Pole, The Reindeer Sat Nav is programmed and the toys are piled high on the sleigh, then ... chaos strikes! ... read more

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