3 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in London

December 04, 2019
The winter holidays are just around the corner and all across Europe large urban centers and small towns alike are coming alive with beautifully decorated trees standing tall in central squares, sparkling lights dangling playfully above busy streets, and colorful markets saturated with joyful crowds, the sweet scent of spicy cinnamon, and fragrant hot chocolate.

Not one to be outshined, London is cranking up the holiday cheer with a host of exciting things to see and do around the city, like the return of Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland, the dazzling window displays of Oxford Street, and several festivals set to take place within this month. Doubtless, if you’re visiting London in December you’ll find no shortage of exciting activities to help you tune into the holiday spirit, but regardless of what you’re planning on doing, we believe that anyone’s bucket-list stands to benefit from these three options.
Classic Afternoon Tea with a Seasonal Twist

Afternoon Tea 3 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in London

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.
Dancing on Ice in the British Capital

Ice Skating 3 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in London

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.
Embrace the Holiday Spirit at London’s Holiday Happenings

Christmas Services 3 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in London

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.