Christmas in London is a magical time of the year 2022 and if you’ve been forever dreaming of a white Christmas, London is our top choice for celebrating the holiday season.
Celebrating Christmas in London means carols by candlelight, sipping mulled wine while wandering through Christmas markets, and classics like Scrooge and the Nutcracker on the West End.
It means watching as the whole city sparkles from an endless string of festive lights. brisk strolls through snow-covered streets, and taking a spin on outdoor ice rinks outside century-old castles or on palace grounds.
ADMIRE THE FESTIVE LIGHTS ACROSS LONDON
One of the bright sides to the increasingly dark winter nights are the twinkling Christmas displays that have popped up around the city. This year London’s lights are dedicated to the NHS and essential workers, as well as to a happier 2021.
ROOFTOP SKATING AT SKYLIGHT
East London’s coolest (quite literally, it’s freezing) winter pop-up is coming back post-lockdown. This year, it is expanding beyond the rooftop above Pennington Street’s car park and taking over Tobacco Dock. with Europe’s only real-ice rooftop rink, ice hockey, and cozy igloos to keep you entertained after hours, with full Covid-secure protocols in place.
Oxford Street unveiled brand new Christmas lights, with twenty-seven LED curtains (made up of 222,000 lights)replacing the 1778 baubles which floated benignly above shoppers for several years. This year, the lights pay tribute to NHS staff and key workers. With the name of a ‘2020 Hero’ appearing in the lights each week.
Over 115,000 lights illuminate England’s busiest garden this year. Covent Garden’s Christmas display also boasts London’s. biggest hand-picked Christmas tree, festooned with 30,000 lights.
The luxury shopping district of Bond Street gets cocky with their distinctive peacock-inspired design. (The designers explain that in the late 1700s, Bond Street was the favourite haunt of ‘The Bond Street Loungers’.
Dapper men who promenaded down the street and became the early fashionistas, or ‘peacocks’ of their day.)