Revel in the city’s seasonal atmosphere and discover some of the top things to do in London at Christmas with our magical day out.

Go Christmas shopping, explore seasonal markets, show off your skills with ice skating or see a Christmas show in London. If you want to stay longer, make memories during a Christmas weekend.

Morning: Christmas shopping in London

Head out early and beat the crowds for a spot of Christmas shopping in London’s fabulously festive West End. Marvel at the seasonal shop-window displays and Christmas decorations on and around Oxford StreetBond StreetPiccadilly and Regent Street while picking up Christmas gifts.

Top displays in this part of town include Fortnum & MasonLiberty London and Selfridges, which all house dedicated Christmas shops: Selfridges is the go-to store for Union Jack baubles and quirky ornaments, Liberty is known for its glass-blown decorations and gorgeous crackers; while Fortnum & Mason has lots of foodie Christmas treats. Also keep an eye out for Cartier‘s iconic «wrapped present» decorations, on Bond Street.

 

 If you’re looking for something a little different, the independent boutiques in Burlington ArcadeJermyn StreetSouth Molton Street and Connaught Village are the perfect places to search for eclectic luxury items, and are just a short stroll away.

Hamleys on Regent Street sells an amazing variety of toys, while Topshop’s flagship store on Oxford Street offers bold-but-affordable fashion pieces ideal for teens – not to mention plenty of festive glitter and sequins!