Tis the Season: London To-Do Holiday Guide

Winter Wonderland

Something for everyone during the holiday season  – Ice Skating, Beer Gardens, winter markets, Christmas shows, carnival games, ice bar, fair rides… the list goes on.

 Opens on November, 22 2018 at 4pm and runs until January, 6 2019 | Hyde Park

Admission is free, attractions cost extra

 

Ice Skating at Somerset House

One of London’s most beautiful ice skating backdrops. Also home to Fortnum and Mason’s iconic Christmas Tree. The kids can enjoy the skate school and Poler Bear club, while Fortnum’s Christmas arcade lends itself to a little holiday shopping. Come early to eat and drink at Fortnum’s lodge or warm up with a cup of Bailey’s at the rink side skate lounge.

Opens 14 Nov 2018 – 13 Jan 2019 | Somersethouse Strand, London WC2R 1LA, UK

Tickets Start at £11.00 |  BOOK HERE

 

Coppa Club – Igloo for dinner

You feel like you’re on the North Pole or Norway with a glorious view of Tower Bridge. Book now, as Igloos fill up fast, but if you can get a reservation it’s one of the most magical places to get in the holiday spirit.

Bookings go live the 9th October and are available until Thursday 31st January  

Coppa Club, 3 Three Quays Walk,
Lower Thames Street, London, EC3R 6AH

020 8016 9227 

 towerbridge@coppaclub.co.uk

 

Burlington Arcade 

Some of London’s best stores, especially for gift ideas! Right in the heart of Mayfair connecting Bond Street and Picadilly.

Open 9am-7:30pm Monday- Saturday, 11am- 6pm Sunday | 51 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 0QJ, UK

 

Walk down Bond Street

Such a beautifully decorated street, with the best of the best shops — Cartier, Tiffany’s, Burberry, Ralph Lauren.

41 Old Bond Street London W1S 4QR United Kingdom

 

Harrods & Selfridges Windows

Not only do these two always have the best window displays, but they’re also great destinations for Holiday shopping. Harrods just unveiled their fanstarica theme highlighting the traditions of Christmas from the likes of Elie Saab and Dolce & Gabbana. While Selfridges channels a rock ‘n’ roll festive vibe, drawing on inspiration from music industry icons.

Harrods | Harrods Christmas Grotto from November 16 – Located on the Third Floor

87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL

Selfridges | Open 9:30am-10pm M/T/F/S; Open 9am-10pm W/TH; Open 11:30-6pm Sundays

400 Oxford St, Marylebone, London W1A 1AB, UK

 

Kew Gardens Festival of Lights

30 minutes from central London, Kew lights up Christmas with over a million pea-lights and lasers!

Opens 22 November 2018 to 5 January 2019 | Kew Gardens, Richmond TW9 3AB, UK

Tickets can be booked HERE

 

Covent Garden

Glorious decorations, a giant Christmas tree, reindeer display, and more Holiday shopping opps. Have dinner at one of the cute restaurants on Henrietta Street and snap an Instagram in front of the adorable gift-topped car.

Festive Season starts November 13 | Covent Garden, London WC2E 8RD, UK

 

Lunch at Ivy Chelsea Garden 

Always a London classic. Their new Christmas decorations at the entrance are adorable.

Opens 8am-11pm Monday-Saturday; Opens 9am-10pm Sunday | 195 -197 King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5EQ, UK