Festive London

Following on from my free things to do in London and creepy things to do in London, I thought this was the perfect time to create a list of the best festive things London has to offer. 

CHRISTMAS MOVIE SINGALONGS
Muppets Christmas Carol Prince Charles Cinema
This year, for the third time, I'll be going to the Prince Charles Cinema in London for a Muppets Christmas Carol Singalong. Everybody is encouraged to wear their best Christmas jumpers with prizes for the best ones. If singing isn't your thing, they also show screenings of Christmas films such as Elf, Die Hard and Gremlins.

More information // Prince Charles Cinema

From the blog // Muppets Christmas Carol Singalong 2013Muppets Christmas Carol Singalong 2014
ICE SKATING

Ice skating outside in London
Every year, it seems that there are even more outdoor ice rinks popping up in the city. The most famous ones are probably at the Natural History Museum and Somerset House, which have the benefit of being located in the shadow of some of the most beautiful buildings in London. I'm planning to visit the Somerset House ice rink in a couple of weeks so keep your eyes out for a post!

More information // Natural History Museum Ice Rink, Somerset House Ice Rink


CHRISTMAS MARKETS
Christmas Markets in London
Is it just me or are Christmas markets everywhere lately? These past few years it seems like every large town or city has one. I'm partial to the one on Southbank, which is in a super convenient location for me, although it does get crazy busy. This year I'd love to check out the one in Belgravia. Then there's the other one, but we'll talk about that in a mo!

More information // Southbank Christmas Market, Belgravia Christmas Market

WINTER WONDERLAND
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Yes, it's busy. Yes, it's tacky. But man, do I love it! Winter Wonderland is a gigantic fun fair-slash-Christmas market in the middle of Hyde Park and the atmosphere is incredible. It's super expensive and it can be really difficult to find somewhere sheltered to sit, especially on drizzly days, but it's a must-visit!

More information // Winter Wonderland

From the blog // Winter Wonderland 2013, Winter Wonderland 2014

HOGWARTS IN THE SNOW
Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour Christmas in the Snow
OK, I'll admit this is a little outside of London but the Hogwarts in the Snow event at the Warner Bros Studio Tour is wonderful. See the Hogwarts Great Hall decorated for the festive season, experience snow in Privet Drive and see it cover Hogwarts in a white blanket. You'll also find out Christmas secrets from the films, such as how they made fire and ice for sets.

More information // Hogwarts in the Snow

From the blog // Warner Bros Studio Tour: Hogwarts in the Snow

OTHER FESTIVE IDEAS

See a Christmas show // I really, really wanted to see Elf: The Musical but tickets were hella expensive. A Christmas Carol with Jim Broadbent also looks amazing!

Christmas at the Charles Dickens Museum // Speaking of A Christmas Carol, London and Christmas go together perfectly with Dickens. The Charles Dickens Museum has some fabulous yuletide events planned such as a Christmas Dickensian walk and special evening openings of the museum to evoke an authentic Victorian Christmas. 

The Great Christmas Pudding Race // Apparently this is an annual event in Covent Garden but I've never heard of it which is a shame because it sounds incredible! I'm actually going to be in London on the 5th so might try to catch it! 

Carols at the Royal Albert Hall // This Christmas carol singalong sounds like everyone I want in a festive event!


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3 comments:

  1. Hogwarts in the snow sounds seriously amazing! I also can't wait to go to some Christmas markets :)

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  2. I really want to go ice skating this year! I haven't been for ageeees, so it's definitely on the list. Love Winter Wonderland too! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

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  3. I'm going to have to check all of these out his year now I'm local to London, I especially fancy the ice skating!

    Megan x
    London Callings

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