Christmas events in London

If over the holidays you want to immerse yourself in the twinkly lights of Christmas and partake in a drop of Mulled wine there are plenty of options all over London to keep the whole family entertained:

1. The magical Winter Wonderland should definitely be top of your list. I wrote about it here.

2. Skating at the Natural History Museum and at Somerset House. Nothing could be more Christmassey than getting your skates on

3. Christmas at Kew looks wonderfully traditional enjoy seeing the gardens all lit up, we're going tomorrow so will report back to you.

4. The Christmas Market at the Southbank complete with interesting stalls and family events is one of the prettiest areas of London to hang out over Christmas. Wander the food market and warm the cockles with some hot mulled wine and delicious street food.

5. Lapland UK has moved to Windsor for 2013. We went last year and had a wonderful time. A fantastic day out for all the family. See what we thought here.

6.  The recently renovated Kenwood House opens it's doors over Christmas to show us how Christmas was back in the 1760's when it was first built. There will be a range of family activities including mask and wreath making.

Kenwood House, Snow
Image taken from Kenwood House website

7. The intriguing artist Dennis Sever's House is not one for children. Adults, on the other hand, will adore this experience. The tour of an original Huguenot house in Spitalfieds is conducted in silence and by atmospheric candlelight. You wander through it's ten magical rooms recreating the late eighteenth century, complete with open fires, the aroma of recently cooked food and mulled wine. An enchanting way to while away a cold Wintry afternoon.

8. Something different. If you fancy braving the cold on Christmas morning go watch the crazy Serpentine Swimming Club who will hit the Serpentine to compete for the Peter Pan cup 2013.