London’s Christmas lights are switched on from early November and they’re free to visit. Wander round Regent Street, Oxford Street, Covent Garden, Carnaby and other areas in the dark to see London at its twinkly. It begins on Oxford Street, then Regent Street, Covent Garden, Carnaby, Bond Street and other festive illuminations follow over the coming weeks.
Admire the Ever After Garden
Returning for the third year, the Ever After Garden at Mayfair’s Grosvenor Square is filled with a beautiful space with a sea of illuminated white roses from 23 November to 20 December. Visitors are invited to dedicate a rose in memory of a loved one and help raise funds for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.
Enjoy the Aldgate in Winter Festival
The festival will return with some firm favourites: the lantern parade, live events, creative workshops, market stalls and the lantern exhibition with the main event day taking place on Friday 2nd December, followed by a lantern exhibition w/c 5th December. This year’s theme is Local Heroes.
Feast at London’s Christmas Afternoon Teas
Go to the best spots and take friends and family over the Christmas season. Many of London’s finest restaurants and hotels have given their afternoon teas a festive shake-up, with seasonal sandwiches, mince pies and mulled wine being thrown into the mix.
Go to Winter Wonderland
This fun family event is one of the best things to do in London at Christmas. Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland is free to enter and boasts a number of winter- and Christmas-themed attractions, including a Magical Ice Kingdom, ice-skating rink, Zippo’s Christmas Circus, an observation wheel and the Magical Ice Kingdom.