Christmas in London

Revealed: What This Year's Oxford Street Christmas Lights Could Look Like

Revealed: What This Year's Oxford Street Christmas Lights Could Look Like

Yes, we know, it's April. | By Laura Reynolds
Eerie Shots Of Abandoned London On Christmas Day

Eerie Shots Of Abandoned London On Christmas Day

Like something out of a zombie movie. | By Harry Rosehill
Where To Get Rid Of Your 2017 Christmas Tree In London

Where To Get Rid Of Your 2017 Christmas Tree In London

Which boroughs recycle them? | By Laura Reynolds
This Is Why We Love London So Much At Christmas

This Is Why We Love London So Much At Christmas

A festive love letter to the capital. | By Laura Reynolds
What's It Like Living On A Houseboat At Christmas?

What's It Like Living On A Houseboat At Christmas?

Most importantly, can Father Christmas get in? | By Gillian Fisher
When Christmas Went Very, Very Wrong

When Christmas Went Very, Very Wrong

Shocking around the Christmas tree. | By M@
Pop-Up Ice Bar Next To Tower Bridge Promises Thrills and Chills

Pop-Up Ice Bar Next To Tower Bridge Promises Thrills and Chills

Get those thermals on. | By Eleana Overett
In Pictures: A Sexist Victorian Christmas

In Pictures: A Sexist Victorian Christmas

Festive frisky activities. | By Will Noble
See The London Pub Adorned With 92 Christmas Trees And 21,000 Lights

See The London Pub Adorned With 92 Christmas Trees And 21,000 Lights

It's quite the spectacle. | By Ross Miklaszewicz
Things To Do In London On Boxing Day 2017

Things To Do In London On Boxing Day 2017

Step away from the Monopoly and get out of the house. | By Laura Reynolds
Top London Christmas Instagram Posts Of 2017

Top London Christmas Instagram Posts Of 2017

Warning: sparkles incoming. | By Ruth Hargreaves
Have You Played On This Christmas Tree That's Also A Video Game, At King's Cross?

Have You Played On This Christmas Tree That's Also A Video Game, At King's Cross?

We're a bit befuddled by this one. | By Will Noble
10 More Truly Crap Christmas Cracker Jokes About London

10 More Truly Crap Christmas Cracker Jokes About London

Warning: these are just awful. | By M@
Christmas Shopping In London Has Always Been A Total Crush

Christmas Shopping In London Has Always Been A Total Crush

Historic photos show festive crowds. | By M@
At The Annual Event Where Drunk Santas Invade Central London
Opinion

At The Annual Event Where Drunk Santas Invade Central London

There is music, there is laughter. And there are sprouts. | By Jack Oughton
You Can Now Rent Your Own Christmas Karaoke Cabin. Yes. Really.

You Can Now Rent Your Own Christmas Karaoke Cabin. Yes. Really.

Because is it even really Christmas if no one's drunkenly singing? | By Robert Greene
TfL Donates Lost Toys To Children For Christmas

TfL Donates Lost Toys To Children For Christmas

What a heartwarming gesture. | By Harry Rosehill
Skate Like Royalty At Hampton Court Palace's Festive Ice Rink

Skate Like Royalty At Hampton Court Palace's Festive Ice Rink

Lovely. | By Ross Miklaszewicz
What's Going On In Leicester Square This Christmas?

What's Going On In Leicester Square This Christmas?

Spoiler alert: loads. | By Laura Reynolds
In Photos: London's Loveliest Christmas Trees 2017

In Photos: London's Loveliest Christmas Trees 2017

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree... | By Laura Reynolds
Christmas Is Getting Lit At Chiswick's Magic Lantern Festival

Christmas Is Getting Lit At Chiswick's Magic Lantern Festival

Over 50 installations across 65 acres. | By Londonist Staff
How To See London's Christmas Lights By Bus

How To See London's Christmas Lights By Bus

Bring some mince pies along for the ride. | By Harry Rosehill
You'd Have To Be Scrooge To Resist This Most Dickensian Christmas

You'd Have To Be Scrooge To Resist This Most Dickensian Christmas

Festive tradition meets literary magic. | By Londonist Staff
A Grinch's Guide To Avoiding Christmas In London
Opinion

A Grinch's Guide To Avoiding Christmas In London

Bah humbug! | By Harry Rosehill
Tate Britain's Been Decked In Tacky Christmas Decorations

Tate Britain's Been Decked In Tacky Christmas Decorations

Looks like an over-zealous neighbour did it. | By Will Noble
In Photos: London's Best Christmas Lights 2017

In Photos: London's Best Christmas Lights 2017

So pretty. | By Laura Reynolds
24 Good Deeds To Do In London This Advent

24 Good Deeds To Do In London This Advent

24 good deeds for 24 days. | By Laura Reynolds
Head To South Bank For Plenty Of Bright Nights And Christmas Spirit

Head To South Bank For Plenty Of Bright Nights And Christmas Spirit

Your ultimate winter destination. | Sponsor
How To Survive Boozing Through The Christmas Season In London

How To Survive Boozing Through The Christmas Season In London

Including how to own your hangover. | By Londonist
London's Most Unusual Christmas Food This Year

London's Most Unusual Christmas Food This Year

Is there no end to the things people will batter? | By Laura Reynolds
Kew Gardens' Christmas Illuminations Are Simply Spectacular

Kew Gardens' Christmas Illuminations Are Simply Spectacular

Don't forget the laser beam show! | By Robert Greene
London's Christmas Tree Game Is Getting Out Of Hand

London's Christmas Tree Game Is Getting Out Of Hand

When is a tree not a tree? | By Laura Reynolds
Glide Around An 18th Century Courtyard At The Somerset House Ice Rink

Glide Around An 18th Century Courtyard At The Somerset House Ice Rink

All levels welcome. | By Robert Greene
A Winter Forest Has Sprung Up In Central London

A Winter Forest Has Sprung Up In Central London

Cosy up in the tipi or explore the market. | By Robert Greene
It's Your Last Chance To Get New Year's Eve Fireworks Tickets

It's Your Last Chance To Get New Year's Eve Fireworks Tickets

See out 2017 with some bangs. | By Will Noble
Enjoy Wintry Richmond Park From Your Very Own Horse-Drawn Carriage

Enjoy Wintry Richmond Park From Your Very Own Horse-Drawn Carriage

Proceeds help fund Shire horse conservation initiatives. | By Robert Greene
Fancy Ice Skating In The Tower Of London Moat?

Fancy Ice Skating In The Tower Of London Moat?

Then warm up in the bar afterwards. | By Laura Reynolds
Which London Store Has The Best Christmas 2017 Department?

Which London Store Has The Best Christmas 2017 Department?

Someone's upped their game this year. | By Laura Reynolds
Where To Volunteer In London At Christmas 2017

Where To Volunteer In London At Christmas 2017

Make someone else's Christmas special. | By Harry Rosehill
It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas In Covent Garden

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas In Covent Garden

Ooh, shiny. | By Laura Reynolds
Seen Heathrow's Adorable Christmas Advert?

Seen Heathrow's Adorable Christmas Advert?

Awwwwww. | By Harry Rosehill
John Lewis Has A New Rooftop Garden Bar

John Lewis Has A New Rooftop Garden Bar

Cosying up for winter. | By Laura Reynolds
Where To Eat Christmas Dinner On Christmas Day 2017 In London

Where To Eat Christmas Dinner On Christmas Day 2017 In London

Where's serving? | By Ruth Hargreaves
Have You Seen What's Popped Up On This Rooftop?

Have You Seen What's Popped Up On This Rooftop?

It's beginning to look a lot like winter. | By Laura Reynolds
Kick Back In An Igloo By The Thames

Kick Back In An Igloo By The Thames

Don't worry, it won't melt. | By Harry Rosehill
Things To Do In London On Christmas Eve 2017

Things To Do In London On Christmas Eve 2017

Ice skating, a Dickensian Christmas, and carols by candlelight. | By Laura Reynolds
The Best Christmas Film Screenings In London 2017

The Best Christmas Film Screenings In London 2017

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without Elf. | By Laura Reynolds
Be Dazzled By These Winter Light Festivals In London

Be Dazzled By These Winter Light Festivals In London

Not the Christmas lights. | By Laura Reynolds
Guessing What The John Lewis Christmas Ad Will Be This Year

Guessing What The John Lewis Christmas Ad Will Be This Year

Clues from the Christmas Market. | By Eleana Overett
Christmas Markets And Fairs In London 2017

Christmas Markets And Fairs In London 2017

For crafts, food, drink and more. | By Laura Reynolds
It's Almost Christmas At Harrods Already

It's Almost Christmas At Harrods Already

Don't shoot the messenger. | By Eleana Overett
Watch This Enchanting Video Of London's 2016 Christmas Lights

Watch This Enchanting Video Of London's 2016 Christmas Lights

Merry Christmas, London. | By Laura Reynolds
Video: 5 Things You Should Know About Christmas In London

Video: 5 Things You Should Know About Christmas In London

Know-know-know. | By Geoff Marshall
Video: Central London's Christmas Lights

Video: Central London's Christmas Lights

Been to see them yet? | By Daniela Ing
Where To Buy Christmas Cakes From Around The World In London

Where To Buy Christmas Cakes From Around The World In London

Global festive treats. | By Sejal Sukhadwala
A Brief History Of London's Christmas Traditions

A Brief History Of London's Christmas Traditions

Football... on Christmas Day? | By Nick Young
Ruth Wilson Is A Desperate Housewife In Hedda Gabler

Ruth Wilson Is A Desperate Housewife In Hedda Gabler

"She brings her own flamethrower to a party". | By Franco Milazzo ★★★☆☆
London's Best Christmas Trees 2016

London's Best Christmas Trees 2016

Deck the halls... | By Daan Deol
The Best Of This Year's London Christmas Lights

The Best Of This Year's London Christmas Lights

'Tis the season. | By Harry Rosehill
Shopping, Food And Festivities At Westfield This Christmas

Shopping, Food And Festivities At Westfield This Christmas

A Christmassy extravaganza. | Sponsor
Don't Miss The Christmas Lights Switch On At Boxpark Croydon

Don't Miss The Christmas Lights Switch On At Boxpark Croydon

Boxpark gets festive. | Sponsor
Ticket Alert: Get Into London Theatre And See Top Shows At Cut Prices

Ticket Alert: Get Into London Theatre And See Top Shows At Cut Prices

More than 100,000 cut-price tickets are on sale now. | By Zoe Craig
The (Almost) A-Z Of Christmas Shopping In London

The (Almost) A-Z Of Christmas Shopping In London

From Sonic Screwdrivers to Sylvanian Families. | By Henry Eliot & Matt Lloyd-Rose
Which London Store Has The Best Christmas Department?

Which London Store Has The Best Christmas Department?

Pitting the big five against each other. | By Laura Reynolds
See Santa's Workshop Made From 700,000 Lego Bricks

See Santa's Workshop Made From 700,000 Lego Bricks

Plastic creation unveiled in Covent Garden. | By Laura Reynolds
These Are The Best London Christmas Decorations Around This Year

These Are The Best London Christmas Decorations Around This Year

Festive cheer for Londonphiles. | By Zoe Craig
Alternative Ideas For Family Christmas Fun In London 2016

Alternative Ideas For Family Christmas Fun In London 2016

Because there's more to Christmas than grottos and ice rinks. | By Zoe Craig
London's Best Places For Your Christmas Party

London's Best Places For Your Christmas Party

'Tis the season... | By Lydia Manch
See John Lewis Christmas Adverts Recreated In 10,000 Lego Bricks

See John Lewis Christmas Adverts Recreated In 10,000 Lego Bricks

Buster, Monty and the Man on the Moon. | By Laura Reynolds
5 Weird Things To Do This Christmas

5 Weird Things To Do This Christmas

Pokémon and drunk Santas. | By Londonist
Which Is London's Cheapest Winter 2016 Ice Rink?

Which Is London's Cheapest Winter 2016 Ice Rink?

The ice is right. | By Laura Reynolds
The Museum Of London Is A Great Christmas Shopping Destination

The Museum Of London Is A Great Christmas Shopping Destination

It's even got a historic Santa's grotto. | Sponsor
Heathrow Goes All John Lewis For Its New Christmas Ad

Heathrow Goes All John Lewis For Its New Christmas Ad

A bit of a tear-jerker actually. | By Will Noble
London's South Bank: An A-Z Of Winter Wonders

London's South Bank: An A-Z Of Winter Wonders

Sausages and cinema. | Sponsor
The Best Christmas Jumpers For Christmas Jumper Day 2016

The Best Christmas Jumpers For Christmas Jumper Day 2016

Where to get your London themed festive knitwear. | By Laura Reynolds
The Best Of This Year's London Christmas Windows

The Best Of This Year's London Christmas Windows

Feast your eyes. | By Harry Rosehill
London's Best Winter Drinking Pop-Ups And Cosy Bars 2016

London's Best Winter Drinking Pop-Ups And Cosy Bars 2016

Warm cocktails and mulled wine. | By Laura Reynolds
Book For Christmas With A Twist At These Camden Restaurants

Book For Christmas With A Twist At These Camden Restaurants

Cuban, Pan-Asian and South African Cuisine. | Sponsor
A Boozy Ski Village Is Coming To Vauxhall

A Boozy Ski Village Is Coming To Vauxhall

All it's missing is a ski slope. | By Will Noble
Must-See Festive Dance Shows In London This Christmas

Must-See Festive Dance Shows In London This Christmas

Mad Hatter's tea parties to Jazz Age romps. | By Sam Smith
London's Best Santa's Grottos For Christmas 2016

London's Best Santa's Grottos For Christmas 2016

Where to see Father Christmas / Old Saint Nick / the man in red. | By Laura Reynolds
Things To Do In London On Christmas Day

Things To Do In London On Christmas Day

Including where you can ice skate. | By Laura Reynolds
Bratty As A Bieber: The National Theatre's New Take On Mozart

Bratty As A Bieber: The National Theatre's New Take On Mozart

Adam Gillen makes a great karaoke Mozart. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Sample A Taste Of Christmas At Festive Foodie Festival

Sample A Taste Of Christmas At Festive Foodie Festival

Craft ale trails and cocktail classes. | Sponsor
A New Year's Eve Carnivale Spectacular

A New Year's Eve Carnivale Spectacular

London's most colourful NYE party. | Sponsor
Christmas Carol Concerts In London

Christmas Carol Concerts In London

Five go-old rings... | By Harry Rosehill
Too Early for Panto? Oh No It Isn’t …

Too Early for Panto? Oh No It Isn’t …

Just hear that ring-ting-ting-a-ling as the cash registers rack up advance bookings. | By Johnny Fox
Things To Do In London Between Christmas And New Year 2016

Things To Do In London Between Christmas And New Year 2016

London events from Boxing Day onwards. | By Laura Reynolds
7 Top Restaurants To Try At Festive Taste Of London

7 Top Restaurants To Try At Festive Taste Of London

Including Black Axe Mangal and Oldroyd. | Sponsor
When Are London's Christmas Lights Switched On?

When Are London's Christmas Lights Switched On?

Get yourself in the mood. | By Harry Rosehill