The 12 days of Christmas… in London

Want to make the most of Christmas in the capital? Here’s our picks for what to see and do this December in London.

On the first day of Christmas…

Soak up the atmosphere in Covent Garden with a hot chocolate and take a stroll through the pretty 19th century Piazza under the festive mistletoe lighting. Make sure you check out Lego’s annual Christmas display and you can’t miss the giant Christmas tree, decked out in twinkling lights.

On the second day of Christmas…

Book an icing class at Biscuiteers and decorate festive treats for a handmade pressie. Christmas bonus points from the family guaranteed!

On the third day of Christmas…

Take to the ice outside the National History Museum, arguably the most scenic ice skating spot in the capital.

On the fourth day of Christmas…

Head to Spitalfields Market to shop for unique gifts for Christmas, from leather handbags to vintage finds.

On the fifth day of Christmas…

Salivate over the amazing chocolates at Paul A Young in Soho and grab a bag of Aztec hot chocolate to go. It’s the best!

On the sixth day of Christmas…

Check out the festive window displays and Christmas lights along Oxford Street and Carnaby Street, before enjoying a cocktail at The Rum Kitchen in Kingly Court.

On the seventh day of Christmas…

Stroll along the South Bank and sip a hot mulled cider at the pretty Christmas Market. Who needs fairy lights when you can gaze up at London’s famous landmarks, all lit up?

On the eighth day of Christmas…

Head to the Queen of Hoxton and sip on a hot toddy in the warmth of a tradition wigwam on their rooftop bar!

On the ninth day of Christmas…

Be dazzled by the bright lights of the fun fair and get incredible views of city from the Ferris wheel at Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland.

On the tenth day of Christmas…

Wrap up warm and follow Kew Garden’s Winter Trail – a mile long twinkling path that winds through the world famous botanical gardens.

On the eleventh day of Christmas…

Head south to Clapham and discover The Lodge – an alps-themed ski lodge with warming cocktails and delicious fondues.

On the twelfth day of Christmas…

Have a mini Scandinavian retreat on South Bank! Settle into the cosy Rekorderlig Cider Lodge pop up and tuck into Swedish street food and wintry drinks.

What are your top tips? Let us know below!

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