Christmas in London

Spending Christmas in London? Then make the most of it. With your London Pass, you can go to all the attractions included here. But why not see what festive events are also on?

When you’re out and about with your London Pass this Christmas, think beyond a day out. Many attractions have festive events that are truly spectacular and on for a limited time, so don’t miss out! 

Tips to make the most of Christmas in London.

  • Buy The London Pass®: it gives you complete access to 80+ attractions, experiences and tours across the city.
  • Download The London Pass® app to access recommended itineraries, or build your own, to maximise your time and savings around the city. There’s no better way to plan your day.
  • The app also allows you to access exclusive passholder offers and content, on-the-go.
  • Pack right – have an umbrella or wear a warm, waterproof coat for unpredictable winter showers.
  • The average temperature is around 5-9 degrees Celsius, so wear some chunky knits and a scarf.

Things to do this Christmas in London

Take in a wintry panorama from The Shard

Journey to a height of up to 800ft (244m) and see London illuminated for up to 40 miles on a clear day – if you’re lucky enough to visit on snowy day, you’ll enjoy a remarkable contrast of light against white.

Image courtesy of The Shard

And while you’re there...

Enjoy Shard Lights at no extra cost. See the top 20 storeys of the building transformed into a colourful spectacle. This year’s display has been designed by local schoolchildren and features three, nine-minute sequences displayed every half an hour, from 4pm-1am each evening throughout the month.

Explore a botanical winter paradise at Kew Gardens

Discover Kew Gardens’ botanical collection of over 50,000 living plants across 300 acres of land. This Christmas, wrap up warm, head to this vast conservation project – also home to the largest seed conservation project in the world. There’s no better way to show your spirit of goodwill while having an amazing day out.

 And while you’re there...

Head over to Kew’s official website and book your tickets to Christmas at Kew. Experience an enchanting, illuminated, mile-long walk through a wonderland of lights and musical installations.

Tower of London

Image courtesy of Tower of London Ice Rink

The Tower of London is one of the world’s most famous fortresses and has seen service as a royal palace, prison, armoury and even a zoo. Discover this storied attraction and its compelling, often gristly, legend.

And while you’re there...

Book your spot then head over to Tower of London’s ice rink this Christmas. For a limited time, this dramatic historical space will play host to a unique and unforgettable setting, day or night. Once, you’re done, head to the Ice Rink Café Bar for a hot drink and a sweet treat.

For more things to do in London this Christmas, head over to The London Pass blog

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