Things to do this Christmas (Part 2)

Following the popularity of our previous article, along with only being able to include a few things in one easily-digestible post, I thought it would be good to include a few more things to this Christmas in and around London.

Why not pop along to Luna Winter Cinema at Kensington Palace and enjoy a movie or two?

If you’re looking for something to help you get into the Christmas spirit and which is also free, the carol singing at Trafalgar Square, gathered around the enormous Christmas Tree, is hard to beat. Performances are between 4pm and 8pm midweek and 2pm to 6pm at the weekends (note there is not performance on 15th December).

More carol singing can be found at St Paul’s Cathedral, including The Nativity. Many free and unticketed events, and you can get more information here. You’ll also find numerous carol services just before Christmas at The Royal Albert Hall.

Also not to be forgotten is St Martins-in-the Fields Church, with a special mention of the Crib Family service on Christmas Eve. More info here.

For something a little bit different The Greatest Snowman, an immersive experience at Pedley Station across in E1. Climb aboard The Arctic Express and enjoy a new Christmas tale as well as a four-course meal prepared by a Professional Masterchef finalist!

London is beautifully decorated over the Christmas period and if you’ve never done it before, a ride around the key spots in an open-topped bus is a great way to see the sights, whilst keeping the kids entertained. If you don’t go anywhere else, the lights at Oxford Street are well worth a visit. And of course, once there, you’re spoilt for choice for all things retail and restaurants!

If the weather’s dry, I suspect we’ll be all wrapped up against the cold and will enjoy some time outdoors in some of our local parks. Of course, this may be even more fun if we have some snow this year. What are the odds?

And if you’ve truly lost your mind or really are that bored and in need of a wake-up call, you can always head to Hyde Park on Christmas Day for a dip in the Serpentine. For the insanely competitive, you can vie for the Peter Pan Cup. Not something I shall be rushing to do!

Whether you decide to throw yourself into all that London has to offer, or simply choose to stay home in the warm, enjoying your favourite movies or books, I wish you a lovely Christmas.