Christmas Activities & Events in London 2017

Are you in the Christmas spirit yet? All over the capital, Christmas lights have been switched on and Christmas gift shopping is in full swing! Check out my Christmas Gift guides here and if you are doing Secret Santa this year, head over here for some inspiration! Some houses even have their Christmas décor out so its safe to say Christmas 2017 is here- only 32 days to go!

If you want to head out and discover new places or events this Christmas, then this post is perfect for you! I have compiled a list of events, activities and markets happening in the capital over Christmas and most of them are even free!

Here is your Christmas Activity Guide 2017 for catch ups, late nights and date nights or solo adventure!

Winter Wonderland

Free entry

Is only proper I start off with Winter Wonderland! This activity has sort of become a must visit for a lot of people including myself, over the Christmas period! Based in Hyde Park its easy o get to, free t entry and perfect for catching up with friends. You only pay for food or rides when you go and it family friendly too!

Open until 1st Jan 2018



Free entry expect Friday and Saturday nights

Expect food, cinema, ice skating and much more at Winterville in Clapham Common. This is new to new and I am hoping to visit it very soon- it’s been hailed as London’s alternative festive experience. I trust it would be amazing as the food is provided by Street Feast which is always good- I been to all of them!

Open until 1st January


Christmas at Kew Gardens

Adult tickets from £16

The gardens will light up after dark this Christmas with over 1 million lights and am illuminated path! This I think is very much like Syon Park’s Enchanted Woodland( which unfortunately is over but was so beautiful, see some pictures below :() I reckon it will be quite nice for date night walking in the dark with the soft lights awwww lol but wrap up warm and get your walking boots out!

Open until 1st Jan


Skylight Rooftop Tobacco Dock

Free entry

No, it’s not a tobacco shop, its winter fest on a rooftop! If you love ice skating then what’s better than ice skating on a rooftop?! Yasmine will kill me if she knew I was talking about this lol- I am never going ice skating and embarrassing myself LOL but I will visit here for the nice view and good food PLUS ttheyhave a chocolate fondue!!!!!. Ice skating is not free though (obviously) but it starts from £10


Wintertime at South Bank


Southbank is always bustling with activities but over the Christmas period, it gets bigger and better! The Christmas market is always a good place to start: cheap bites, gift shopping and all those pretty Christmas lights can easily warm you up! As if that wasn’t enough, they have shows and a rooftop sauna!


There are also lots more Christmas markets around the capital and even further a field! All these events are on for a limited period and most of them end on 1st Jan 2018 and closed Christmas Day! Over the coming weekends try to hit these events you will can easily cross them all off before the new year- at least that’s what I will be doing!

Catch you soon