Upcoming events in London

November 28, 2018

There is always something exciting happening in London. Each month, each season, each holiday brings a new experience that will add to your London memories. In order for you to immerse yourself in London’s culture, we have compiled a list of events that are happening in London for the next several months.

On the list below, click on the bolded burgundy headings to link to more information.

December 2018

Christmas at Kew

  • Mile-long trail throughout the botanic gardens
  • Lit up with over one million lights
  • Chorus of Singing Trees
  • Santa and his elves
  • Victorian Carousel
  • Laser Garden in the moonlit woods – new this year
  • 22 November 2018-5 January 2019

Winter Wonderland

  • Hyde Park
  • Ice Skating, big top shows, an observation wheel, and huge Christmas market
  • Largest outdoor ice skating rink
  • 22 November 2018-6 January 2019

Celebrate Christmas in London

  • Throughout December
  • Specific Events on December 25

Hogwarts in the Snow

  • Hogwarts gets dressed up for the winter season including Christmas trees, a big feast, etc.
  • 17 November 2018-27 January 2019

The Nutcracker

  • Presented by the Royal Ballet
  • 3 December 2018-15 January 2019
  • Afternoon and evening performances are available

Luna Winter Cinema

  • 17-22 December
  • Films shown on the big screen at Kensington Palace
  • Films such as Home Alone and It’s A Wonderful Life

Victorian Christmas

  • Tower of London comes alive
  • Includes all the seasonal fun and festivities of the Victorian Era
  • 27-31 December

Christmas Present, Christmas Past at Hampton Court Palace

  • 7-9 December will be Festival Fayre
  • 23 November-6 January 2019 the ice rink is available
  • Hampton Court Palace will be decked out in holiday decor

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

  • Fireworks over the London Eye
  • Big Ben sounds the new year
  • Tickets are £10

January 2019

New Year’s Day Parade

  • Parade celebrating the New Year in Central London
  • From Green Park Tube station to Parliament Square
  • Starts at 12 noon

Lumiere London

  • Lit up art that lines that city
  • North and south of the river Thames
  • Free event to walk around and see
  • Dates and times to be announced

Christmas Present, Christmas Past at Hampton Court Palace

  • 23 November-6 January 2019 the ice rink is available
  • Hampton Court Palace will be decked out in holiday decor

London Boat Show

  • Boating Lake to try out kayaking, Zorbing, etc.
  • Showcases boats

London Art Fair

  • 100 galleries to showcase contemporary artwork
  • In the Business Design Centre
  • 16-20 January 2019

Winter Wonderland

  • Hyde Park
  • Ice Skating, big top shows, an observation wheel, and huge Christmas market
  • Largest outdoor ice skating rink
  • 22   November 2018-6 January 2019

Christmas at Kew

  • Mile-long trail throughout the botanic gardens
  • Lit up with over one million lights
  • Chorus of Singing Trees
  • Santa and his elves
  • Victorian Carousel
  • 22 November 2018-5 January 2019

Hogwarts in the Snow

  • Hogwarts gets dressed up for the winter season including Christmas trees, a big feast, etc.
  • 17 November 2018-27 January 2019

Our London Connection properties are in the best neighborhoods and very accessible to each of these events. We would love you to take a picture of yourself while attending these activities and then add the image to our Instagram LDNCXN or Facebook page using #ldncxn to tag us in the comments. If we select one of your images to feature in a future blog or post, you will receive a 10% discount on your return visit to stay in one of our vacation rental apartments.

We will update this list each month, so check back here as it gets closer to the date you will visit. And please, if you are aware of other events we didn’t include, send the info to sheilaf@connectionsmg.com and we will add it to the list. Enjoy London!