Things To Do For Christmas in London

The most wonderful time of the year is on the way and why not get into the festive spirit with Clayton Hotel City of London, in the centre of London. There are lots of things to do for everyone if it’s a couple getaway or a family break, there is the Christmas markets, great cocktail bars and food spots, ice skating rinks in central London to Christmas at Kew Gardens and Winter Wonderland, there are dozens of magical things to do at Christmas in London.

Kew Gardens

Christmas at Kew Gardens is definitely one of the most magical experiences you can delight your family or significant other during the most wonderful time of the year!

Take an enchanting journey through the botanic gardens in West London, and be mesmerized by the famous lights show. Explore a tunnel of bells, huge illuminated seed heads, and the treetop waterfall of lights. Definitely, a night to remember, book tickets from the 18th of November for the Lion Gate entrance on the link below.

From Clayton Hotel City of London, take the district line from Aldgate East towards Richmond, and depart the tube at Kew. From Victoria Road (stop D) take the bus to Kew Gardens which is a 9 min journey.

Christmas Shopping Hotspots

Give yourself enough time to prepare for the festive season, and shop to you drop in some of London’s fantastic shopping locations. It is one of the most valuable Christmas activities. Discover a selection of shops only 15 minutes by tube from the hotel at Westfield Stratford City, 20 minutes by tube in Oxford Street, and 30 minutes by the tube in luxury Knightsbridge.

Covent Garden

This is a Christmas activity in London you do not want to miss out on discovering the Jubilee and Apple Market in Central London! Stunning festive decorations, Christmas trees, hand-crafted gifts, designer shops, and luxury bakeries create an unforgettable and truly magical Christmas experience. The market offers home accessories, fashion jewelry, leather, and a lot of other trendy goods.

Oxford Street Christmas

Approx. 25 minutes from Hotel

Visit the world-famous oxford street at Christmas, you will soak in the Christmas spirit and visit an array of famous shops and brands on the high street, along with viewing the Regent st lights and themed Carnaby street lights.

It is the ideal location for taking memorable pictures with your loved ones when visiting London at Christmas time.

From Clayton Hotel City of London, depart the hotel turn left and walk to Liverpool street station. This journey is approx 8 mins walk, and then take the Central line from Liverpool Street towards Oxford Circus. Depart the tube at Bond St, and walk 6 minutes to Oxford Street.

Queens’ House Ice Rink

Approx. 30 minutes from Hotel

Located on the grounds of the Royal Museum Greenwich, step into the magic of Christmas and enjoy an evening of ice skating with your friends or family. They offer staggered skating booking times and enhanced cleaning facilities.

Prices start from £13 per person and they offer a blue light card discount too. Book your ticket from the 20th of November onwards.

From Clayton Hotel City of London, take the district line from Aldgate East towards Ealing Broadway, and depart the tube at Monument. From Monument, take the DLR line to Cutty Sark, and it’s a short walk to the ice rink.

Winter Wonderland

Enjoy free entry and explore one of the biggest Christmas events in London starting with Winter Wonderland ice skating, circus shows, an observation wheel, and a huge Christmas Market to the festive food and beverages or creating your very own ice sculpture at the Ice Sculpting workshops. This magical Christmas wonderland is located near many hotels in London, making it easy and convenient to organise the perfect Christmas outing in London.

Winter Wonderland will not be taking place in 2020 but will return to celebrate the festive season in 2021.

London New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Looking for a destination for a New Year’s Eve to remember? Taking place along the River Thames in London it is going to be one of the most memorable festive experiences that you have ever had, so make sure you see the London New Year’s Eve fireworks at least once in your life!

The annual London New Year’s Eve fireworks event has been canceled in 2020 but is due to return in 2021.


Discover London this Christmas and make your stay extra special with a night or two at Clayton Hotel City of London.

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