Everybody knows that Christmas is the most cheerful time of the year! On that matter, a lot of people are searching for places where they can find a good time and enjoy the jolliest season of them all! Well, London is a huge place with a lot of different locations that are home to some of the most exciting Christmas parties and events. It comes as no surprise that a list of the Top London Christmas Events and Attractions is needed! Walking about the capital without any information may lead you to a night filled with annoying bother. However, if you inform yourself on what is going on during this spectacular time of the year, you are sure to have a great time. So, whether you are going to a party with your friends, or searching for a quiet event that is suitable for a quality afternoon spent with your family, you are sure to find something that will spark your imagination on Christmas. Luckily, as London is such a large place, it is filled with events. Therefore, here is a list of the Top London Christmas Events and Attractions to help you narrow down your search for the perfect Christmas experience!
What a crazy bunch! This spectacle held in the early Christmas morning is a sight that everyone should enjoy! A race in Serpentine lake that the Serpentine swimming club has been holding since 1864. It’s an unbelievable sight with a beautiful scenery for those who would like to see something different on Christmas and it’s a great way to spend your early morning sightseeing! Just be sure to make your kids put on a jacket because it tends to be below zero at this time of the year!
Visiting Address: Serpentine Lake, The Boat House, Serpentine Road, Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH
Date: Friday 25th December 2015
This is a sight that has stunned audiences in more than 80 different cities all around the world! Big places like Moscow, Hong Kong, Paris, Los Angeles and more have all been hosts to this wonderful show. This year in the Royal Festival Hall will be marvelous! Slava Polunin and his crew of hilarious clowns are known to always put on a show. So, if you need a place to make you smile, look no further because this extravaganza is something that shouldn’t be missed!
Visiting Address: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
Date: The 16th of December 2015 until the 3rd of January 2016
Imagine a deep underground complex filled with people finding their way through. That is exactly what’s in store for this year’s The Dance Before Christmas party! A spectacular time filled with loads of different types of entertainment is sure to keep your mind occupied. Venture down into the glitter filled underground and explore Christmas in the spirit of the Grimm Brothers. Your time spent in this place is surely going to be worth your while! A great addition to one of the many Christmas events hosted in London this year.
Visiting Address: The Vaults, Arch 233, 10 Leake Street, London, SE1 7NN
Date: The 12th of December until the 19th of December 2015
Even the name of this spectacular event can tell you how fun it is! The Great Christmas Pudding Race is the equivalent of an egg and spoon race, but a lot more fun. Hosted at the Covent Garden, this race has the goal of raising money for cancer research. Given the fact that the goal of this event is raising money for charity, I’m sure that many visitors agree that it is an even that isn’t worth missing. Come to Covent Garden to enjoy people racing while balancing some Christmas pudding! You don’t get to see that every day.
Visiting Address: Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD
Date: The 5th of December 2015
Inspired by the Sherlock Holmes series, the team of HiddenCity is organizing this year’s Moriarty’s Game! If you are one that enjoys solving puzzles, much Sherlock Holmes himself, you would definitely have a lot of fun with this event. So, if treasure hunting is your niche, I strongly suggest applying for this event. It is an overall fun time and it will make you use your head as you try to figure out the secrets and treasures of Moriarty’s Game.
Visiting Address: Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD
Date: The 2nd of December 2015 until the 31st of March 2016
Here’s one for the movie lovers. An event that involves munching on sweets and popcorn while celebrating the joy of Christmas! Yet another event hosted in the Vaults gives you the opportunity to enjoy some of the biggest movie classics as well as new and exciting screenplays! This year will be special because it will be celebrating Toy Story’s 20th anniversary. So, grab some popcorn and head on down to the Vaults to enjoy any one of the spectaculars films on the menu!
Visiting Address: The Vaults, Launcelot Street, London, SE1 7AD
Dates: The 11th of November 2015 until the 16th of January 2016
If you are a photographer, painter, generally any type of artist, or simply a person that enjoys beauty, taking a walk through the Kew Gardens this year is going to leave you breathless. A gorgeous illuminated trail that stretches for a mile and leads up to a 50 foot tall Christmas tree is something you don’t get to see every day. This is why visiting the Kew Gardens is strongly recommended for those that enjoy shiny lights and beautiful sights!
Visiting Address: Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens), Kew, Richmond, London, TW9 3AB
Date: The 25th of November 2015 until the 2nd January 2016
A staggering view located 800 feet above London is something that everyone could enjoy. The View from The Shard is going to be outfitted magnificently this year by the extraordinary flavor-based food experts Bompas and Parr. Along with the amazing sight that you are able to see, you will also get the chance to try out some of the most delicious Christmas themed foods that these two food artists have envisioned for the experience. The View is a place that should definitely be visited this winter!
Visiting Address: The Shard, 96 Tooley Street, London, SE1 9SG
Date: The 23rd of November 2015 until the 31st of January 2016
This event is definitely suited for the creative bunch. If you’re looking for something exciting that involves your imagination, this even has everything you need. With numerous food stands, do-it -yourself workshops, arts and crafts, and many other fun activities, this is surely a party that will make your time fly by. Along with all of these fun activities, you will find many DJ’s that will be doing their best to get the party on its feet! A great addition to the Top London Christmas Events and Attractions list!
Visiting Address: York Hall Leisure Centre, 5-15 Old Ford Road, London, E2 9PJ
Date: The 22nd of November 2015
An event that is outfitted for people of all ages and gives you an opportunity to enjoy a fun family get-together, Winter at the Southbank Centre with NatWest is going to be fun for everyone! The program consists from a lot of amazing shows and performances in the likes of Slava’s Snowshow and La Soirée. There will also be a lot of musical performances such as the choir of homeless people called. All in all, it will be a cheerful experience for all that come to see it!
Visiting Address: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
Date: The 20th of November until the 31st of December 2015
For the 10th year in a row, the Syon Park is hosting its annual Enchanted Woodland event. This Christmas wonderland will leave you breathless! A walk through the beautiful Syon Park will give you the opportunity to enjoy its 18th century lake which will be surrounded by a gorgeous array of lights and flashing spectacles. When you see the magic forest shining in the lake, the beauty will leave you with the urge to hug your significant other and share your love!
Visiting Address: Syon Park, Road, Brentford, London, TW8 8JF
Date: The 20th of November until the 6th of December 2015
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If you are a frequent visitor of the Skylounge, you will be delighted to find out that it is going to be transformed into a winter wonderland this year. Enjoying a warm cup of cocoa, or a beer for that matter, will be a lot more magical after the Skylounge gets transformed into a cheery Christmas tree house! Enjoy some cocktails and refreshing drinks, or just go grab a bite to eat and enjoy the view. Either way, the Skylounge is going to be magnificent this year!
Visiting Address: Skylounge, 7 Pepys Street, London, EC3N 4AF
Date: The 16th of November 2015 until the 27th of February 2016
Here’s one for the Harry Potter fans! If you are one that enjoyed the novels, or the movies for that matter, The Warner Brothers Studio Tour in London is going to be a place which you should definitely consider visiting this November. Imagine a tour where you will be able to see how all the winter and Christmas scenes in the movie were filmed. The whole place will be decorated in snow and visiting the Great Hall will be a spectacular treat as it will be outfitted with various Christmas delights!
Visiting Address: Warner Bros Studio Tour London, Aerodrome Way, Leavesden, Watford, London, WD25 7LS
Date: The 13th of November 2015 until the 31st of January 2016
Yet another amazing event thought up by the imaginative minds of the Underground Film Club, the Birdies Crazy Golf Club is going to be a fun interactive sporty event which I’m sure that all visitors will be able to enjoy! Crazy golf along with board games and many other interesting and fun activities are going to enrich the Vaults underneath Waterloo. Along with various DJ’s, a group of mixology masters called the Spirited Mixers will be serving various refreshing drinks in the form of a cocktail. This is an even that shouldn’t be missed!
Visiting Address: The Vaults, Launcelot Street, 1 Launcelot Street, London, SE1 7AD
Date: The 11th of November until the 20th of December 2015
An event best suitable for a hungry stomach, The Little Feast will be the result of a transformation of Shepherd’s Bush Yard into a mysterious Scandinavian forest. Enjoying a meal will never leave you as satisfied as enjoying it in a surrounding like this. Filled with a nostalgic and magical feeling, The Little Feast is going to be one of the most interesting food serving events this year. So, if having lunch in a magical forest is your idea of a good time, The Little Feast definitely won’t leave you disappointed.
Visiting Address: Shepherd’s Bush Yard, Goldhawk Road, London, W12 8HA
Date: The 5th of November until the 23rd of December 2015
The Brothers Grimm fairy tales have a large historical value to England as well as the whole world. It comes as no surprise that a Christmas event is hosted inspired by one of their tales. This year, The Queen of Hoxton is going to be a place filled with excitement and enchanting vibes. An event that will leave even those who have never heard of The Brothers Grimm speechless. Outfitted with a mysterious feeling, you will be able to enjoy loads of delicious food and beverage stands in this winter rooftop spectacle!
Visiting Address: The Queen Of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3JX
Date: The 24th of October 2015 until the 4th of March 2016