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'Tis the season to be jolly: from Christmas markets to ice skating. How to get into the festive spirit.

November 19, 2018















Festive Christmas markets are spread around London, some for only a few days and others well after Christmas. Don't miss:


Winter Wonderland Angel Christmas Market

22 November - 6 January 2019, except Christmas Day.


Leicester Square Christmas Market
9 November - 6 January  2019.
Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Christmas by the River at London Bridge City

29 November - 2 January 2019

Kingston Christmas Market
15 November - 31 December
Christmas Canopy Market

30 November - 16 December

Christmas Wednesdays on Columbia Road
28 November, 5, 12, 19 December
Shops open from 5pm to 9pm; carols with St Peters are from 6pm to 8pm.
Camden Market’s Christmas Take Over
24 November - 23 December
Carols: why not enjoy beautiful and inspiring music while supporting a charity? Here are our suggestions:

Operation Smile Carols by Candlelight

5 December
7:00 pm

Grosvenor Chapel
24 South Audley Street
London W1K 2PA


Magical Candelit Christmas Concert 2018

29 November


St Peter’s,

Eaton Square,

London SW1W 9AL


Christmas Carol Concert Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity

11 December 

St Paul's Church,

32a Wilton Pl, Knightsbridge,

London SW1X 8SH


Love Christmas 2018 Age UK

11 December


St Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Churchyard,

London EC4M 8AD



Carol Concert 2018 Children & the Arts

3 December


Holy Trinity Church 

Sloane St, Belgravia,

London SW1X 9BZ



Christmas Carol Concert Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

7 December


St Luke's Church,

Sydney Street, Chelsea,

London, SW3 6NH

















The festive season's celebration cannot be complete without an ice skating session. Many rinks pop up in London, just find the one that inspires you the most:


Skate at Somerset House

until 13 January 2019


Natural History Museum Ice Rink

until 6 January 2019


Skyline Skating John Lewis Oxford Street

until 6 January 2019


Canary Wharf Ice Rink

until 16 February 2019


Winter at Skylight Rooftop at Tobacco Dock

until 27 January 2019

Winterville Clapham Common

until 23 December