Things to do in London this Christmas
The capital is the place to be this Christmas if you're searching for activities to get you in to the festive spirit. From markets to outdoor cinemas, to an abundance of volunteering opportunities, there's something different for everyone in London this Christmas.
We're listing some of our favourite festive goings-on to provide you with all the inspiration you need for visiting the capital this Winter. And, if you're heading in our direction, you could always stop-by to pay our showroom a visit!
LIGHTING THE TREE IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE
Every year on the first Thursday of December, as a symbol of gratitude for Britain's support in the second world war, Norway donate a beautiful towering tree to stand centre stage in Trafalgar Square. This year the tree will be lit on 5th December at 6pm, but we would recommend getting there early for a good view!
If you want to build the excitement for the big switch on, head over to Twitter where you can follow the tree's journey across from Norway (in first person!) at @trafalgartree.
Photo credit to London.gov
CHECK OUT THE CHRISTMAS WINDOWS
From the world famous Harrods, to Liberty, Hamleys, Harvey Nichols, Fortnum and Mason, Selfridges and The Ivy Chelsea Garden- London has one of the best selections of extravagant Christmas windows you'll ever see. Wrap-up warm, grab a hot drink and head out on a window-crawl to explore the best displays London has to offer.
Photo credit to Country & Townhouse.
DINE IN AN IGLOO
A popular dining experience with a difference- get cosy and enjoy dinner in a beautiful igloo overlooking Tower Bridge, with candles, blankets and breathtaking views. Reservations are recommended as they book up very fast! Available until 31st January. Find out more information here.
Photo credit to Daily Grime News.
GIVE BACK WITH VOLUNTEERING
Christmas is a time for giving, for spreading festive spirit and spending time with family- but not everyone has luxuries at Christmas. Feeling like you want to give back this season? Whether you'd rather help out in a shelter, or you'd like to help deliver gifts, The Londonist has pulled together a list of all the volunteering opportunities going on in the City so you can find the right job for you.
VISIT A POP-UP CINEMA
From 11th November - 29th December, you will be able to catch a range of family films and Christmas classics at the Southbank Centre Circus Bar, Pop-Up Winter Cinema. Grab some popcorn and sit back on your own bean bag to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the busy London streets. Book your tickets here.
SUPPORT INDEPENDENTS AT A CHRISTMAS MARKET
If you love markets, London is the place for you, and especially so at Christmas time. With new markets lining the streets and the regulars getting in the Christmas spirit, why not head along to one (or a few!) to show your support for independent businesses in the city? Find a list of Christmas markets and their opening times/dates on Time Out.
Southbank Centre Winter Market. Photo credit to Time Out.
Have we inspired you to explore what London has to offer this Christmas?
Why not plan a visit to our showroom whilst you're in the area and see how we can help you bring your kitchen dreams to life?
If you can't get to our showroom, don't worry- you can get all the kitchen inspiration you need from our Life brochure.