Love it or hate it, afternoon tea is a staple of British culture and the holidays bring with them plenty of opportunity to explore this delicious tradition with a welcome dash of seasonal glitz. If you’re looking to splash out, Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Palm Court of The Ritz London and Sugar Plum Fairy Afternoon Tea in the grand dining room of The Waldorf Hilton Hotel are two of the finest and most luxurious Holiday themed afternoon tea experiences available in the city.
From beautiful historic locations to contemporary surroundings, London’s many outdoor ice-skating rinks are among the city’s top festive attractions. Head to the ice rink next to the National History Museum in Kensington or the one in front of the Somerset House in central London to enjoy the city’s classic appeal or visit the ice rink at the Skylight Rooftop at the Tobacco Dock for a unique ice skating experience overlooking the city below.
Festive concerts, carols, singalongs, services, and recitals; it wouldn’t be London if you weren’t spoilt for choice when it comes to celebrating the holidays! If you’re looking for a traditional experience, you’ll find plenty of services carols and recitals at London’s iconic St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey, but if this is not your cup of tea, there are also plenty of other options like the Christmas Festival at the Robert Albert Hall and Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Live in Concert at the SSE Arena, Wembley.