Christmas preparations

No matter where you go in London, the holiday spirit is everywhere: the light show on Oxford street, holiday decorations in shops. Pay a visit to the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. It is a true wonderland that will be enjoyed by kids and adults.

Learn more on Winter Wonderland website.

Christmas shopping

Christmas shopping

For an extra portion of holiday spirit, visit London department stores. Most (if not all) will have a Christmas shop with thousands of great gifts and decorations to choose from. Liberty and Selfridges are a must-visit.

Holiday Shows in London

In addition to West End classics, there are usually several great shows to see in London in December. Check our Musicals and Shows section for the list of performances.

New Year's Fireworks

New Year's fireworks in London are launched from the London Eye, and are best watched from the embankment of the river Thames. Learn more about New Year's fireworks in London.

Art and exhibitions

The National Gallery: Current Exhibitions

Victoria and Albert Museum: Current Exhibitions

The British Museum: Current Exhibitions