Things to Do in London in Winter

London has a little bit of everything – a palpable sense of history, a fast-paced modern vibe, and endless attractions. With so many cosy activities to enjoy, winter months might be the best time to visit.

It’s packed with all of the highlights this magical city has to offer. This is the ultimate list of fun things to do in London during the winter.

Borough Market

During December, this place is one of the more alternative Christmas markets in London. It gets a festive feel for Christmas. You’ll find plenty of seasonal produce, mince pies, hot cocoa, and other festive fares.

Oxford Street Go between taking in the sights of the street to heading inside shops for some retail therapy. At Christmas time, lights and festive displays are strung high above the street. Jolly music fills the air as holiday shoppers fill the street.

Sightseeing from the Shard Standing 95 storeys in the sky, the Shard is London’s iconic skyscraper. Warm-up on the rooftop with a cocktail, dine at a restaurant with a view, or simply take in the ambience of the building.

Ride the London Eye The best time to go on the London Eye in winter is after the sun sets. You’ll be able to witness the city lit up in a festive display of holiday sparkle.

Experience Kew at Christmas Christmas at Kew sees the gardens lit up with lights and laser beams. It houses a magnificent collection of native and exotic plant species. Spanning 132 hectares, this massive space features a treetop walkway, outside gardens, and gardens under glass.

Window Shop at Harrods

Harrod’s is one of London’s most iconic department stores. The acclaimed food hall is a sight to behold and will satisfy all of your cravings. Feast your eyes on delectable desserts, fresh-baked bread, endless displays of meat and cheese, and so much more.

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