London's Festive Calendar

Oct 31, 2023

London's Festive Calendar

As the days grow shorter and the air gets crisper, there's no denying that the Christmas season is just around the corner. London, with its rich history and vibrant culture, is an enchanting place to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

 Make sure to mark your calendars for the grand illumination of London's most iconic streets.

 When do the Christmas lights get turned on?

-          Oxford Street: 2nd November 

-          Carnaby Street: 2nd November

-          Convent Garden: 7th November

-          Regents Street: 9th November

-          Marylebone Village: 9th November

-          St James’s: 9th November

-          St Christopher’s Place: 14th November

-          Christmas at Kew: 15th November

-          Belgravia: 15th November

-          Mayfair: 16th November

-          Chelsea: 18th November


Embrace the wintry charm of London by taking a spin on some of the capital's enchanting ice rinks at Somerset House, Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland, The Queen's House in Greenwich, Hampton Court Palace, and Canary Wharf.

When & Where to go Ice-skating:

-          Somerset House: 15th November - 14th January  

-          Hyde Park Winter Wonderland: 17th November - 1st January

-          The Queens House Greenwich: 23rd November - 7th January

-          Hampton Court Palace: 17th November - 7th January

-          Canary Wharf: 21st October - 24th February


London's world-famous department stores offer an array of festive treats, making your holiday shopping a true delight.

The best places to fill the Christmas stockings include:

-          Harrods

-          Selfridges

-          Liberty

-          Carnaby Street

-          Fortnum & Mason


Indulge in the warmth of London’s Christmas Markets:

-          Leicester Square: 8th November - 7th January

-          Southbank Centre: 2nd November - 26th December

-          Hyde Park Winter Wonderland: 17th November - 1st January

-          Christmas by the River, London Bridge City: dates TBC

-          King’s Cross: dates TBC

-          Trafalgar Square: 11th November - 2nd January


This festive season, London is your playground, offering an abundance of experiences to make your holiday season truly magical. Don't miss out on any of the enchanting moments that await in this vibrant and historic city.

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