Christmas in London

As the birthplace of the traditional Victorian Christmas, it's hard to think of many cities that are more festive than London.

Extensive Christmas markets, plenty of olde worlde pubs and loads of Christmas activities including ice skating, polar bars and pantomime watching make London one of the best places to soak up that festive spirit.

And of course, with the city boasting the most vibrant nightlife in the country, there are plenty of opportunities to soak up another kind of Christmas spirit too.

Check out our guides to Christmas in London, where you find a list of London Christmas events, shopping, hotels and restaurants in London to really make the most out of your Christmas in the Capital.

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Christmas events in London

Our most popular London December events, snap up your tickets quick if you're going!
The Dualers Featured event
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The Dualers

Indigo At The O2 , London

Saturday 14th Dec

7:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 14

The finale to the bands hotly anticipated Palm Trees and 80 Degrees Tour. With support from Roddy Ra...

Please, stand-up!
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Please, stand-up!

Grace Point, London

Saturday 14th Dec

8:00pm til 9:45pm

Minimum Age: 18

Best Polish comedy show!

10 Years of Never Say Die - London Featured event
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10 Years of Never Say Die - London

Electric Brixton, London

Friday 6th Dec

10:00pm til 6:00am

Minimum Age: 18

Lock N Load Events Presents 10 Years of Never Say Die Records - Celebrating a Decade of Dubstep.

New Power Generation - Celebrating Prince
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New Power Generation - Celebrating Prince

O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Saturday 7th Dec

7:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 8

'This is not a tribute band, it is a very unique musical experience and a chance to party like ...

U.K. Subs
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U.K. Subs

229 THE VENUE, London

Friday 6th Dec

7:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

AGMP presents U.K. Subs 'Another Kind of Blues' 40th Anniversary Concert + Special Guests:...

DekkerTones, New Years Eve Ska Party
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DekkerTones, New Years Eve Ska Party

The Water Rats, London

Tuesday 31st Dec

7:45pm til 2:00am

Minimum Age: 18

Get into the party spirit with The DekkerTones giving you a host of classic Ska & Reggae tunes t...

Bad Manners
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Bad Manners

Under The Bridge , London

Saturday 7th Dec

7:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

AGMP presents BAD MANNERS feat. Buster Bloodvessel + Max Splodge

San Holo
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San Holo

Oval Space, London

Friday 6th Dec

7:00pm til 10:00pm

Minimum Age: 16

Following an amazing first leg of his explosive #album1 tour across Europe & USA, he’ll be...

Viennese Christmas Spectacular
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Viennese Christmas Spectacular

Cadogan Hall, London

Sunday 8th Dec

7:30pm til 9:30pm

No age restrictions

Join London Concertante for their stunning Christmas programme!

Forbidden Nights
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Forbidden Nights

Infernos, London

Saturday 14th Dec

7:00pm til 10:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

Forbidden Nights offer all the action of a male strip show with a twist of sexy circus! A performan...

Speed Dating @ Forge Bar (ages 23-35)
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Speed Dating @ Forge Bar (ages 23-35)

Forge Bar, London

Friday 6th Dec

7:30pm til 9:30pm

Minimum Age: 23

DateinaDash are the market leaders when it comes to Speed Dating & Singles Parties in London.

Speed Dating @ Dirty Martini in London (Ages 32-44)
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Speed Dating @ Dirty Martini in London (Ages 32-44)

Dirty Martini, London

Wednesday 11th Dec

7:30pm til 10:00pm

Minimum Age: 32

DateinaDash are the market leaders when it comes to Speed Dating & Singles Parties in London.

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Podium Restaurant and Bar - Park Lane
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Podium Restaurant and Bar - Park Lane

London Hilton on Park Lane, London

British cuisine

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Podium Restaurant and Bar - Park Lane

London Hilton on Park Lane, London

British cuisine

Average price £40.00

6 special offers avalable

In the heart of fashionable Mayfair, Podium Restaurant offers stylish, relaxed dining and sophisticated afternoon tea in the soaring London Hilton on ...

Afternoon Tea at the Knightsbridge Lounge
2 special offers avalable

Afternoon Tea at the Knightsbridge Lounge

101 Knightsbridge, London

Afternoon Tea cuisine

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Afternoon Tea at the Knightsbridge Lounge

101 Knightsbridge, London

Afternoon Tea cuisine

Average price £35.00

2 special offers avalable

The Knightsbridge Lounge is an idyllic Hyde Park-inspired tea parlour situated in the Park Tower Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel and is decorated wit...

Zizzi - Paddington Street
2 special offers avalable

Zizzi - Paddington Street

35-38 Paddington Street, London

Italian cuisine

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Zizzi - Paddington Street

35-38 Paddington Street, London

Italian cuisine

Average price £28.00

2 special offers avalable

The recently refurbished Zizzi Italian restaurant, situated just off Baker Street, near the lovely Marylebone High Street, is a hidden gem in London.

Zizzi - Paddington Central
2 special offers avalable

Zizzi - Paddington Central

17 Sheldon Square, London

Italian cuisine

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Zizzi - Paddington Central

17 Sheldon Square, London

Italian cuisine

Average price £28.00

2 special offers avalable

Zizzi restaurants are passionate about simple Italian cookery.

Zizzi - Notting Hill Gate
2 special offers avalable

Zizzi - Notting Hill Gate

2-6 Notting Hill Gate, London

Italian cuisine

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Zizzi - Notting Hill Gate

2-6 Notting Hill Gate, London

Italian cuisine

Average price £28.00

2 special offers avalable

Zizzi restaurants are passionate about simple Italian cookery.

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