One thing you must do in London during Christmas is an enthusiastic hunt for the most beautiful Christmas tree in the city.
You can walk around central London, with the excuse of visiting and admiring all the Christmas decorations. Discover the beautiful Christmas lights on Oxford Street, Bond Street and Regent Street.
The lights of Carnaby Street are famous throughout London and the world, as well as those in South Molton Street and Duke of York Square. Sparkling lights and illuminated trees also line the South Bank. Why not visit three of the most beautiful Christmas trees in London, the spectacular spruce at Claridge’s Hotel Mayfair, the tree at Covent Garden with its glowing festive lights and the giant Norwegian spruce at Trafalgar Square.
Do not forget, to take a scenic ride on the London Eye, which is lit up for Christmas.
Christmas in London: Events
During the Christmas period you will find many events held in London.
At La Soiree in Leicester Square, you can watch exciting cabaret shows.
Another wonderful must-see this time of the year are musicals and the ballet. The Nutcracker at the Royal Opera House is a perfect show for the festive period and there is also a version on the ice at Winter Wonderland.
You can also join the event “The sky Tonight” at the London planetarium.
Christmas in London: Shopping And Markets
At the Southbank Centre you will find the Winter Festival! Here you can taste vin brulée (mulled wine) and purchase original gifts.
London Bridge City Christmas Market is the right place to buy curious handicrafts and sample exotic dishes.
During the winter months both Oxford Street and Regent Street illuminate the sky with spectacular Christmas lights and creating a perfect Christmas shopping atmosphere with over 300 shops to browse through for gifts and things to buy.
Moving away from the main streets and walking down St Christopher’s Place or Berwick Street, you will find unmissable shops and gems, including vintage and vinyl.
From 26th December onwards sales begin in London and the opportunity is unmissable to make Christmas purchases or not.