Things To Do In London On Boxing Day 2017

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Things To Do In London On Boxing Day 2017

Looking for things to do once Christmas Day is out of the way? Just want to get out of the house and away from the Monopoly/cheese board? Take a look at these things happening in London on Boxing Day.

If you're looking for other things to do in London over the festive period, click here.

Get dancing at Southbank Centre

WEEKEND WALKS: This week is practically one long weekend anyway, so grab your walking boots and head out on one of our weekend walk routes. See a part of London you haven't visited before, and best of all, it's free — unless you stop in a pub for a pint or two...

ICE SKATING: Get out and about on one of London's many ice skating rinks, twirling and pirouetting to your heart's content. Not all will be open today — check before you go. Various prices, booking recommended.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Head into central London and hop on a bus to see London's Christmas lights without having to walk too far. Peer down on the sale shopping crowds as you glide through Oxford Street, Regent Street and Piccadilly.

WINTER WONDERLAND: After just one day off, Winter Wonderland is back in action in Hyde Park today. If you get down there early, we reckon it'll be emptier than the usual crowds, meaning more turns on the waltzers and big wheel. We still recommend booking ahead for ice skating and the shows. Free entry, just turn up, 10am-10pm

BOXING DAY WALK: Take a guided walk around the City of London, visiting sights of interest and learning about its history from Roman times to the present day. St Paul's Cathedral, £10-£12, book ahead, 11am

BALLROOM: Grab your dancing shoes and waltz off the turkey at Southbank Centre's Strictly Winter Ballroom event, complete with live music and demonstrations. Dancers of all experience levels welcome. Free, just turn up, noon

JAWS: Escape to the sunnier climes of Martha's Vineyard with a screening of Jaws at Prince Charles Cinema. We're gonna need a bigger... sorry. £8, book ahead, 5.40pm

Take a look at our guide to everything that's happening in London between Christmas and New Year.

Last Updated 14 December 2017