Christmas Activities in London (2018) Fun Fairs, Markets, Ice Skating and more…

Find a concise list of some of the most popular upcoming Christmas 2018 attractions..

The Enchanted Christmas House


2-18 Britannia Row, London N1 8PA

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

·       Fun fair

·       Christmas markets

·       Ice skating

·       Peter Pan on Ice

·       Teletubbies Christmas Show

·       Ice sculpting workshops

·       The Magical Ice Kingdom

·       Comedy club

·       Circus performances

·       Santa’s grotto

23rd Nov – 6th Jan (except Xmas day), 10am – 10pm.

Hyde Park, London W2 2UH

Southbank Centre Winter Festival

·       Christmas shows

·       Christmas markets

9th Nov – 27th Dec, 10am – 10pm

Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX


·       Cinema 

·       Ice Rink 

·       Golf

·       Fun Fair 

·       Crafts Fair 

·       Street Feast 

·       Roller Disco

15 Nov – 23rd Dec - Opening times vary. 

Clapham Common, Windmill Dr, London SW4 9DE

Christmas at Kew

·       Illuminations

·       Santa’s Grotto

·       Christmas markets

Adults £16.50, 4-16yos £10

22nd Nov – 5th Jan, 5pm – 10pm

Pools On The Park, Twickenham Road (A316), Old Deer Park, Richmond TW9 2SF

Christmas in Leicester Square

·       Various events including a kids carnival (£15.50pp) and baby disco (£9.50pp)

9th Nov – 5th Jan, 12pm - 10pm Mon – Fri. 10am - 10pm Sat-Sun

Leicester Square, London WC2H 7DE

Greenwich Winter Time Festival at the Old Royal Naval College

·       Ice skating

·       Christmas markets

·       Craft stalls


King William Walk, Greenwich, London SE10 9NN

Hogwarts in the Snow

·       See the Harry Potter film series’ most iconic sets decorated for festive scenes.

Adults £41, 5-15yos £33

17th Nov – 27th Jan. Opening times vary.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, Studio Tour Drive, Leavesden, WD25 7LR

Spirit of Christmas Fair, West Kensington

·       An exhibition of over 825 independent boutiques and designer-makers (entry cost varies day-to-day)

29th Oct – 4th Nov. Opening times vary.

Olympia Grand, Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8UX

Greenwich Market at Christmas 

·       Christmas stalls within the market square

10am – 5.30pm, throughout December. 
26 King William Walk, London SE10 9HZ

Canary Wharf

·       Ice skating (adults £16.95, 4-12yos £10.95)

2nd Nov – 16th Feb, 10am – 10pm

Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AB

Somerset House

·       Ice Skating 

Adult tickets start at £11, child tickets start at £8.50. Opening times vary.
14th Nov – 13th Jan 

South Building, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Tower of London

·       Ice skating

·       Food and drink stalls 

The rink is open Monday – Sunday 11am – 9pm

For more information head here

Adult tickets stare at £11, child tickets start at £8.50. Opening times vary.
Hm Tower Of London, London EC3N 4AB

Natural History Museum

·       Ice skating (adults from £12.65, children from £8.80)

25th Oct – 6th Jan, 10am – 9pm

Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD

Hampton Court Palace

·       Ice skating

·       Food and drink stalls

23 November 2018 to 06 January 2019 (closed 25 December)
Monday-Friday: 11:00-21:00; Saturday-Sunday: 10:00-21:00
Hampton Court Way, East Molesey KT8 9AU
Find more information here

Magical Lantern Festival

·       Picturesque lantern illuminations

·       Chiswick House Café will be open at the start of the route for hot drinks and refreshments, several food stalls half way around the route, and lots of food offerings in the Walled Garden at the end.

Adult ticket price from £16.50

24th November 2017 - 1st January 2018


Chiswick House Gardens, London, W4 2QN

Find more information here

Christmas markets @ Chelsea Physic Garden

With over 100 stands selling gifts and produce from the finest British suppliers, you’ll discover a range of unique presents you won’t find anywhere else. From warming winter herbal lattes to generous helpings of reviving mulled wine, there will be seasonal refreshments on hand which will fortify you should you wish to join us in a bout of carol singing. There will be lots going on for our younger visitors, plus Father Christmas on hand to sort out the naughty, the nice, and those who are a bit of both. See you in the garden for Christmas: yule not be disappointed!


24th Nov at 10:00am - 25th Nov at 4:00pm

66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 4HS

Kingston Christmas Market

Each year, the whole town centre of Kingston upon Thames transforms into the magical Kingston Christmas market spreading throughout the Ancient Market Place and surrounding pedestrianised streets. Featuring over 50 stalls in beautiful wooden chalets and a heated marquee selling festive goodies, arts, crafts and decorations, you’ll be sure to pick up some fabulous gifts for all the family at Kingston Christmas Market. The market will feature two large outdoor bar areas serving up steaming mugs of mulled wine along with classic German-style street food and street entertainment allowing you to really soak up the festive atmosphere. Candy Cane Forest, a dedicated kids entertainment area with rides, competitions and festive fun.

Free entry.

15th November to 31st December

Kingston Ancient Market Place, London KT1 1JS

Pear Tree Café Christmas Fair

We are really excited to tell you that Pear Tree Café will be running the second annual Christmas Fair for two weekends this December. The marquee is turned into a Winter Wonderland attracting people from far and wide, with a whole host of stalls perfect for all your Christmas Shopping. There are fairy lights, Christmas trees, carol singers, mulled wine, raclette & a touch of Christmas sparkle!

1st / 8th Dec 11am – 5pm

2nd / 9th Dec 10am – 5pm

Marquee in the seating area by the lake at Pear Tree Café, Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ

Christmas By The River at London Bridge

From Thursday 29th November to Wednesday 2nd January, a mystical light will sparkle through London as Christmas by the River returns to illuminate London Bridge City into the Capital’s most scenic Christmas market under the stars. Stunning views of Tower Bridge, The Tower of London and the iconic City skyline, this year’s market will see a stunning array of boutique vendors bring Christmas glow to London Bridge City. Snuggled amongst these will be a mouth-watering assemblage of delicious pop-up food and drink stalls to make for an unforgettable Christmas experience. Throughout December this magical riverside retreat will host a series of free workshops.

29 Nov 2018 – 2 Jan 2019

More London Riverside, London, SE1 2DB

The Luna Winter Cinema @ Kensington Palace
Experience iconic films from It's A Wonderful Life and Elf to Home Alone and Love Actually on the big screen at Kensington Palace this Christmas season. Located at the Pavilion on the Orangery Lawn, The Luna Winter Cinema is the perfect place to enjoy your favourite festive film with the stunning Kensington Palace in the background. With mulled wine, mince pies and hot chocolate on offer as well as a full bar, Luna Winter Cinema makes the perfect Christmas cinema treat.
17th – 22nd Dec.
Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX

Enchanted Woodland @ Syon Park
Wrap up warm and discover Syon Park’s Enchanted Woodland, where an illuminated trail winds round the ornamental lake and through the historic arboretum of Syon House, ending at the spectacular Great Conservatory.   A relaxed and informal event for all ages.
Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until 25th November.
Syon Park, London Rd, Brentford TW8 8JF

For Caroling…

St Martin-in-the-Fields-Church (Trafalgar Square), throughout November and December more info here

St Pauls Cathedral, throughout December more info here

Battersea Cats and Dogs Home Carol Concert (Chelsea), 7th Dec more info here

Trafalgar square Caroling, from Monday 10 to Friday 21 December, excluding Saturday 15 December 2018 more info here

Tin Pan Annie (Clapham Common Northside), Sat 15th Dec more info here

Christmas at Sea with Merry Opera (Cutty Sark), Sun 16th Dec more info here

Royal Albert Hall, 23rd – 24th Dec more info here

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