The last quarter of the year in London can be the most exciting time of the year. With activities taking place all around the city, Cheval Collection has put together a list of the most exciting events in the capital. From Christmas Light displays to Winterland, a venue re-vamped just for the Christmas season, there is a lot to keep everyone entertained!
Christmas Light Displays
Visit Carnaby Street in the West End for one of the most unique displays this year. As a collaboration with Project Zero for one planet, the display focuses on spreading an eco-friendly message. All of the decorations were made from what was found in the ocean, bringing an awareness to visitors in the city. Millions of tourists from around the world gather in London to watch the lights being switched on. Displayed all around town during the festive season, the Christmas lights will make your walk around the city even more magical than at any other time of the year. If you need inspiration for where to see some of the best Christmas light displays, head over to our Christmas Light Displays In London article to discover the ones you can’t miss.
No matter where you stay in central London, there will be a Christmas Market just around the corner from you. Whether you’re looking for handmade cards, stocking fillers, or extreme roller coaster rides, each London Christmas market has its own specialism. If you need some inspiration, head over to our article where we have listed the best Christmas Markets In London. Although Winter Wonderland may be the most popular, it’s worth seeing what each Christmas Markets has to offer and make your pick for a visit based on your interests and the things you want to discover.
Ice Skating at the Natural History Museum
Located in the heart of Kensington and within walking distance from some of Cheval’s Residences is the Natural History Museum. Not only is the Museum full of the wonders of the natural world, having an ice skating rink against the iconic architecture is also a fantastic addition to London’s magical winter scene. With a Christmas Tree in the middle of the rink and music playing while you skate, this is the ultimate way to get into the Christmas spirit!
A versatile events venue in Fulham (Southwest of Kensington), around Christmas time this space transforms into Winterland, a more civilised alternative to the overcrowded Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. Booking in advance is essential to secure a prime spot either in an igloo, at a feasting table, or even in an outdoor hot tub. Feeling like a competitive fun night with your friends and family? You can play games like shuffleboard, table tennis or beer pong.
Christmas At Kew Gardens
This is the time of the year where top destinations in London compete with each other to make the city as magical as possible. To the west of the city, visit the sparkling Kew Gardens to see millions of twinkling lights all around the carefully manicured grounds. The light display is switched on from 5pm until 10pm, and tickets must be booked in advance to guarantee entry. You can also gather around the fire-pit to toast marshmallows. If you’re planning to visit Kew Gardens with the children, Santa and his elves are waiting for you to visit!