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December 3rd, 2021

7 Festive Activities to Do Around London

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Emma

December 3rd, 2021

7 Festive Activities to Do Around London

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

For those of us from who are new to London, the holiday season arrives unexpectedly early in the city. Since mid-November, London has been bustling with its trademark displays of Christmas lights, food and craft markets, and other festive sights that have brightened up the winter season. Here are some of the holiday activities I’ve enjoyed so far around London:

Regent’s Street Christmas Lights

Possibly London’s most famous display, Regent Street’s Christmas lights are beautiful and easy to reach. If you catch the tube to Oxford Circus or Piccadilly Circus stations, you’ll be able to stroll along Regent Street and see this dazzling display of Christmas lights, with twinkling angels that stretch on for blocks above the street.

 

London Bridge Christmas Market

This bustling Christmas market is located in between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, and includes dozens of food, drink and craft vendors set up along the Thames. Inside nearby Hays Galleria, you can also find a Christmas tree and tables to sit while enjoying a festive drink.

 

Somerset House Christmas Display

Just a few minutes from campus, Somerset House’s holiday display features an enormous Christmas tree and an ice-skating rink illuminated by coloured lights. Note: Tickets for ice-skating can be booked online.

 

Greenwich Christmas Market

If you head east to Greenwich, you can visit the dozens of food stalls, antique sellers, and other craft shops at the large Christmas market in town. The market is located just a short walk from Greenwich station.

 

 

Fortnum & Mason Christmas Displays

A visit to Fortnum & Mason just to see the Christmas decorations is well worth it, even if you don’t buy anything! Fortnum’s has been decked out for the holidays with wreaths, red lights, Christmas ornament displays, and decorative stars hanging from the ceiling.

 

 

Trafalgar Square Christmas Market

The Christmas market at Trafalgar Square is less crowded than others in the city, with the added bonus of the National Gallery as a backdrop. You can enjoy mulled wine or hot chocolate while browsing the stalls at this cosy market.

 

 

 

Covent Garden Christmas Display

Covent Garden is well-known for its Christmas display, which includes a giant Christmas tree, festive lights, large mistletoe chandeliers, and the occasional sprinkling of fake snow. Nearby Seven Dials also has its own display of Christmas lights, just a couple blocks away from the centre of Covent Garden.

 

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I'm a postgraduate student from the US studying International Social & Public Policy with a focus on Migration.

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