Winter festivals, epic feasts and a whole lot of festive fun – London sure knows how to do Christmas.
Skate at Somerset House
Transformed into a winter oasis, ice skating under the 40ft Christmas tree at Somerset House, is quite simply one of the most beautiful things to do this season. From skating lessons to trailblazing DJs on ice at Skate Lates, there’s no doubt Somerset House will leave you with all of the Christmas feels.
Southbank Centre Winter Market Step out of the hotel along the riverbank and take a stroll towards the South Bank Centre Winter Market under the twinkling, festive lights, and enjoy a whole range of delicious and mouth-watering food options from their chalet huts.
Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall
Known as the home of Christmas in London, the Royal Albert Hall certainly is a magical place to spend time during the holidays. Solo stars, sing-along carols, traditional concerts and a classic ballet – there’s literally something for everyone this season.
A Christmas Carol at The Old Vic
Filling the auditorium to the brim with mince pies, music and merriment, Jack Thorne’s production of Charles Dickens’ immortal classic, A Christmas Carol’s returns to The Old Vic. It’s the perfect thing to watch to get you well and truly into the festive feeling.
Circus 1903 Circus 1903 is back at Southbank’s Royal Festival Hall this Christmas, bringing all the spectacular thrills and daredevil spills of the golden age of the big top. We’ve joined forces with the Circus 1903 team to create an exclusive cocktail to enjoy as a pre or post show treat.
Introducing the Big Top Old Fashioned, a sweet mix of popcorn bourbon, apple sugar and caramelised apple – the perfect way to start or finish your Circus 1903 experience. Available exclusively at 12th Knot during the shows run time between 16 December – 2 January 2022.
Christmas isn’t Christmas until you’ve seen the twinkling lights. This year, Carnaby Street’s installation is like no other with the Carnaby Christmas Kalaidoscope – think neon butterflies – all in partnership with ‘Choose Love’ – a charity that highlights and supports the urgent need to raise funds for refugees around the world. There’s also the Lego inspired Christmas installation in Covent Garden, a dazzling display in Regent’s Street, and the dazzling lights in Belgravia .
Get ready to fully immerse yourself in all things festive and head to one of London’s biggest Christmas destinations, Winter Wonderland. This year expect plenty of new attractions, the Comedy Club, some apres ski vibes in the ice bar, and some jaw dropping acts in the Circus.
Once you’ve wandered and seen all that London has to offer this Christmas, finish up in either Lyaness or on rooftop playground, 12th Knot for one of their cocktails to warm you right back up.
Looking to cut down on the booze this January? We’ve got just the thing for you. Join us in Lyaness for a series of tasting sessions with our pals at Three Spirit and discover the art of mindful cocktail making.