Celebrate Christmas in London with These Activities and Traditions

See the Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square

This Norwegian tree was a gift from Oslo, Norway as a thank you for British help during the second world war.

Visit the Wonderful Christmas Lights Displays

Who doesn’t love to kick the festive season off with the turning on of Christmas lights! Check out Oxford Street, Bond Street, Carnaby Street or Covent Garden are by far the best in London (in our opinion).

Aww at the Christmas Window Displays

Department stores in London will go all out with their Christmas window displays. Window shopping during the holidays is one of the best free things you can do.

Attend Midnight Mass at Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey celebrates the birth of Christ, the Light of the World, during a late-night service on Christmas Eve. There is singing of Christmas Carols, music from the Abbey Choir, and a sermon lasting about an hour and a half.

Ice Skating at One of Iconic Locations

Natural History Museum and Somerset House bring out the true spirit of Christmas with their ice skating rinks. With the stunning buildings as the backdrops, it does make for a magical experience and photo opp!

Explore One of the Wonderful Christmas Markets

The Christmas markets are found dotted all over the country – but nothing beats the London Christmas markets! Enjoy a bratwurst sausage in a bun followed by a creamy hot chocolate whilst enjoying the hustle and bustle of the crowd.

Decorate Your Christmas Tree with London Ornimates

The world can thank Prince Albert, the beloved husband of Queen Victoria, for popularizing the tradition of Christmas without a tree. Why not make it special by hanging some London decorations.