Feeding Reindeer in Covent Garden
Covent Garden is undoubtedly one of the best places in London to visit at Christmas, due to its breathtaking light displays and warming market stalls. Drop by any Saturday between 12 and 4pm to feed the live reindeer that gather under the great silver reindeer statue, and marvel at the decadent Christmas tree while you're at it.
After a chilly day browsing Covent Garden's markets, why not warm yourself at Mabel's Bar & Kitchen? With its sizzling open kitchen and lively atmosphere, you'll be made to feel right at home, whether you stop for a hearty supper or a festive tipple.
Partying on Soho's Carnaby Street
The ingenius decorations and electric atmosphere of Carnaby St have made it somewhat of a Christmas hotspot. Get down to the area's very own shopping party for a night of fun, madness and dance-till-you-drop music. You might even catch a few celebrity spottings down there too!
After all that excitement, carry on the night indoors at Bar Soho - the only place to be when you're not marvelling at giant light installations. Book yourself a decadent booth for drinks or look forward to a festive feast before the party gets started. The perfect end (or start) to your evening!
Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland
A glowing fairground of head-spinning rides, indulgent food trucks and fun arcades, who doesn't love a walk around the Winter Wonderland? But first though, you'll need to rev up with a cheeky tipple at The Warwick, a conveniently located cosy space in which to prepare for the bitter chill. Alternatively, finish your night off with cocktails and a boogie at Mayfair's The Loop, where all your whirlwind energy will come in handy for the dancefloor.
Ice Skating at Somerset House
No Christmas is complete without taking a spin on the ice, and London's Somerset House is just about the best place to do this. Surrounded by dazzling lights and a bustling vibrancy along the edge of the Thames, you can glide to your heart's content along to some beating tunes.
When you're all tired out from snow sport action, stop by Opal Bar and make a night of it with some festive cocktails and a beautiful view of the river. For a seasonal night on the town, nothing could seem more magical.
Catching a Musical in the West End
If you don't have plans to catch a musical this Christmas, you're nuts. With so many amazing titles lined up, including Memphis the Musical; Cats and White Christmas, there's no excuse not to head to London's West End to enjoy a first-class production at one of its iconic theatres.
Whether you end up at the Theatre Royal, Shaftesbury Theatre or the London Palladium, be sure to complete your night with a pre or post theatre dinner at Mayfair Exchange or Victoria, where delectable British dishes await you.