The most wonderful time of the year is upon us again. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, it means there is even more to do in the Capital.

Published Tuesday, 11th December, 2018 in University news

Christmas Lights – Free

There are plenty of great places to take in the capital’s Christmas lights, head to Oxford Street, Carnaby Street and Regent Street for some of the highlights.

Gingerbread City - £6

Head to the Victoria and Albert Museum to check out the impressive architectural creations made out of biscuits!

Christmas Pop up cinema - £10

The holidays aren’t complete without a cheesy Christmas film. Head to Hackney for screenings of Elf, Home Alone and more.

Department Store Christmas Displays – Free

Check out Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and Liberty for Instagram-worthy Christmas window displays.

Southbank Winter Market – Free

There is always something to see on the Southbank and this time of no year is no different. Head to the riverside for the Southbank Centre Winter Market and browse the festive treats on offer.

Affordable Ice Skating - £6

Ice skating is a part of the festive season in London, the Elephant and Castle Ice rink is affordable and even offer bumper car ice skating.

Carol concerts

There is nothing like a carol concert to get into the Christmas spirit. St Paul’s Cathedral has a mix of paid and free singing events to get involved in. Or why try the St Martin-in-the-Fields carol services?


Want to give back over the festive season? The City Volunteering service has opportunities for you to get involved in over the winter break. You can also check out Crisis and Team London.