Christmas in London 2021

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the weeks right before Christmas, when we put together our guide to all the best ways to feel festive in our fair capital, from candlelit carols to pop up cinemas in a frozen forest; rooftop bars serving mulled cocktails to private igloos filled with fondue and wine.

Behold, our run-down of all the Christmassy things to do in London for 2021:

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Wandering past fairy-lit huts selling handcrafted wares, cup of mulled wine in hand… if you’re in the market for a little Christmas shopping, this is where to do it. SEE LONDON’S BEST CHRISTMAS MARKETS

All the best spots for ice skating in London, from mini rinks on rooftops with hot cocktails, to sprawling ones in front of Tudor palaces. PERUSE THE BEST ICE RINKS IN LONDON

Christmas 2021 Carols London

Whether you’re a herald angel or more of a cattle lowing in the singing stakes, there are plenty of atmospheric spots for a little carolling in the city, from candlelit churches to pub singalongs. WHERE TO HEAR FESTIVE TUNES

Fondue in igloos; cinemas hidden in fairy-lit forests and al fresco curling… you’ll find them all in this guide to London’s winter pop ups. DON’T MIND IF I FONDUE

Still want the fur throws, snuggly blankets, candles and fairylights, only at higher altitude? TAKE A LOOK AT LONDON’S BEST WINTER ROOFTOPS

Organising the Christmas party. It’s only the second most stressful office activity after dealing with items mysteriously disappearing from the fridge. So we’ve rounded up the most potent combinations of booze, atmosphere, and fun in London… AIN’T NO PARTY LIKE AN HR PARTY

Christmas is all about close friends and family, tucking into delicious food, in a cosy, festively decorated room… and if that room isn’t in your house, you don’t have to do the washing up. SEE LONDON’S BEST PRIVATE DINING ROOMS

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire… plus mulled wine, craft beers, board games and Sunday roasts. FIND THE BEST LONDON PUBS WITH OPEN FIRES

Christmas Lights 2021

Only the most glo-o-oo-o-oh,o-oo-oh, o-ooh-orious Christmas lights in London this year, plus details on what to expect at the switch-on parties. READ THE GLOWING REVIEWS

And if you want to explore one of the city’s many after-dark light displays, this guide should illuminate you… TAKE A LOOK AT LONDON’S BEST LIGHT TRAILS

If you’ve got chills, these festive date spots will have them multiplyin’. GET SOME WINTER DATE INSPIRATION

If a tower of yule logs, mince pies, Christmassy cupcakes and turkey sandwiches sounds good to you, then this might just be your cup of tea. SEE THE BEST FESTIVE AFTERNOON TEAS


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