Christmas In London 2019: A Guide To Festive Events, Ice Rinks, Christmas Food, and More

Christmas In London 2019 Tti’s complete guide for Christmas 2019 is here!

Looking for things to do in London at Christmas? Whether you live here or are visiting the capital over the holiday period, it’s a great place to get festive, with plenty of different events taking place, from ice rinks to Christmas markets, Christmas lights and festive food and drink.

London Christmas Lights

Christmas In London 2019: example of a street of London decorated with Christmas Lights

London’s Christmas lights

London’s Christmas lights usually begins with Oxford Street where the lights were switched on in early November. You should also check out the lights on Regent Street and in Covent Garden. We would alos recoomedn Carnaby Street this year which has an ocean themeved displays each made out of recyled materials.

Christmas Shopping

You’ll find lots of Christmas markets, festive fairs and yuletide festivals all over the city in December as well as the main shopping areas which are always beuatiflly decortated to help put you in the festive mood and to help make Christmas shopping jolly. Some of the main shopping areas are:

  • Jubilee and Apple Market Covent Garden Central London

  • Luxury Shopping At Knightsbridge London

  • Portobello Road Market Notting Hill

  • London’s Southbank Christmas Market

  • High Street Shopping on Europe’s Busiest Shopping Mile – Oxford Street London

  • Westfield Shopping Centre Stratford 

The Christmas Markets that are worth checking out are:

Winter Market at Southbank Centre

The Winter Market returns to the riverside by Southbank Centre, offering a range of winter pop-up bars, restaurants, and stalls under a canopy of twinkling lights.

Date: 8 November 2019-5 January 2020

Location: Central London

Christmas in Leicester Square

Christmas in Leicester Square is a festive fondue of live cabaret shows, Christmas market stalls and food and drink offerings. They pack a surprising amount into the world-famous square, including wooden chalets selling handcrafted goods.

Date: 8 November 2019-5 January 2020

Location: Leicester Square

Events and festive activities

Winter Wonderland

Picture of Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland features a huge fun fair, ice rink, games, Christmas market and seasonal food and drink. It’s free to enter but gets very busy and everything you do inside will cost you apart from walking around and soaking up the atmosphere.

Date: November 2019-January 2020

Location: Hyde Park

Ice skating


Winter ice skating is always hugely popular in London and this year there is a rink here in our very own Camden Town! Our beautiful new ice rink is now open with tickets starting at 11, you can skate under twinkling fairy lights in the famous North Yard.

Click here to book your tickets today! 

Christmas at Kew

Christmas In London 2019: image of Christmas decorations at Kew

Christmas decorations at Kew

Christmas at Kew is a twinkly light trail, winding through Kew Gardens after dark. As well as the lights — which are always stunning — there are food stalls and Victorian funfair rides.

Date: 20th November – 5th January 2020

Time: 5pm – 10pm

Location: Kew Gardens

More Information here

Food and drink

Winter Igloos

Christmas In London 2019: picture of Winter Igloos at Tower Bridge

Winter Igloos at Tower Bridge

Eat and drink in one of London’s pop-up winter igloos. They’re appearing on rooftops and by the river — including everyone’s favourites, the Coppa Club igloos right next to the Thames.

Location: Tower Bridge

More Information here.

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