• 16 Apr, 2024

The Best Events to Visit in London this Winter

Want to know what's going on in London this winter? Check out our list of the top events happening in the city! From theatre shows to Christmas markets, there's something for everyone.

London is a fantastic city all year round, but there’s something particularly magical about the winter months. With its twinkling lights, festive markets and Christmas shows, there’s plenty to do while you explore the city. If you’re planning a visit to London this winter, here are some of the top events you should check out.

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park 
One of the biggest and most popular events in London for the whole family is Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. There are many attractions like an ice rink, a big wheel, rollercoasters and much more! You can also find numerous food stalls to enjoy a hot chocolate or mulled wine while enjoying the lights and decorations from around the park. 

Christmas at Kew Gardens  
Kew Gardens is always worth visiting but it’s even more beautiful during winter when it has its own Christmas market with over 100 wooden chalets selling gifts and food. The gardens will be lit up with thousands of lights creating a mesmerising atmosphere that can be enjoyed by all ages. 

The Nutcracker Ballet at Sadler's Wells  
The Nutcracker is one of the most iconic ballets of all time – perfect for both children and adults alike! This year it will be performed at Sadler’s Wells Theatre from December until February; so if you want to experience some truly mesmerising dancing make sure you get tickets before they sell out!

Christmas Markets 
If you’re looking to get into the spirit of Christmas, then you can do no better than checking out one of London’s many festive markets around town. There are plenty of options available depending on your tastes—from traditional open-air markets like Southbank Centre Winter Market, which offers seasonal foods and crafts from all over Europe; to more contemporary venues like Hyde Park Winter Wonderland featuring thrilling rides, ice rinks and circus shows; or even alternative shopping experiences like Crafty Fox Market where you can buy unique items from independent designers.

London Theatre Shows 
What would a trip to London be without catching a show? This winter, there are plenty of plays, operas and ballets taking place throughout the city. Don’t miss out on classics like The Lion King and Cinderella at the Lyceum Theatre or enjoy something more modern with Harry Potter & The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre. For those looking for something a little different, head over to Sadler’s Wells Theatre for mesmerising dance performances from companies like Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures or Ballet Black.  

Holiday Lights in London 
London comes alive with dazzling illuminations during the winter months – it truly is magical! Check out Oxford Street where the iconic buildings have been draped in thousands of LED lights or take a stroll through Covent Garden which has been transformed into a magical world filled with twinkling stars. For something truly spectacular though, make sure you visit Trafalgar Square where they will be hosting their annual tree lighting ceremony complete with live music performances! 

Whether you're planning a romantic getaway or looking for something fun to do with your family this winter, there are plenty of great events happening in London throughout December and January. From festive markets to theater shows, there's something for everyone in London during the winter months. So why not take advantage of these amazing events by booking yourself into one today!