Headed to London this festive season? Then you’re in luck! The city really comes to life at Christmas, ensuring a steady stream of events and attractions to get involved in during your stay.
We’ve compiled this quick guide to help you get to grips with a few of our favourites taking place in 2019…
Natural History Museum Ice Rink
London becomes a haven for fans of ice skating in the winter, with a selection of great ice rinks cropping up around the city. One of our favourites is located outside the Natural History Museum, which provides the perfect backdrop for skating and soaking up the festive ambiance.
There’s room for those who’d prefer to watch from the sidelines, and ample street food also on offer at the on-site cafe, to help warm you up while staying at London hotels near Chelsea. In addition, the museum is just down the road in Kensington, ensuring it can be easily accessed from your accommodation.
This festive fixture is one of London’s most impressive Christmas events. Housed in the stunning surroundings of Hyde Park, Winter Wonderland provides everything from outdoor ice rinks to great entertainment and a lavish Christmas market.
Its become hugely popular as an annual event, which can be enjoyed from November until January, providing lots of time for guests at London hotels near Chelsea to explore all the venue has to offer.
Leicester Square Christmas Market
This Christmas celebration takes place in Leicester Square, right in the centre of London. When you’re looking for where to stay in Chelsea, no matter where you choose, you’ll be able to easily access the square and get involved in all the festive fun!
The pop-up includes a market and lots of incredible Christmas entertainment, courtesy of Udderbelly – so whether you’re shopping for a special gift or just want to soak up the atmosphere, there’s lots to enjoy. Leicester Square’s Christmas celebrations also include a Santa’s Grotto, which is the only ticketed part of the festivities in this area.
Oxford Street Christmas Lights
London’s Christmas lights are visible all over the city, with many of the most popular districts going the extra mile to make them even more beautiful in 2019. Perhaps the most famous of these lights can be found on Oxford Street, the shopping district which houses some of the most famous stores in London.
If you’re in the mood for some festive shopping while you stay in the city, then Oxford Street should certainly make your shortlist of activities. The switching on of the Christmas lights is an equally impressive idea for an evening out, usually attracting over a million spectators and including a famous face in the event.
Southbank Centre Winter Festival
Last but certainly not least, the Southbank Centre Winter Festival includes tons of family fun, music and performances. There’s never a dull moment here from November onwards, so its a great spot to go for a stroll past this festive season.