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!
WAKE ME UP Before You Ho Ho - A Christmas Party Concert
Popular Event: 299+ going
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WAKE ME UP Before You Ho Ho - A Christmas Party Concert

The Round Chapel, London

Sunday 17th Dec

7:30pm til 10:15pm

Minimum Age: 14

15

London's leading alternative choir performs Christmas favourites and fun party classics

Grime  Originals
Popular Event: 1222+ going
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Grime Originals

Fire, London

Saturday 9th Dec

10:00pm til 6:00am

Minimum Age: 18

0- 25

The most talked about Night around 'Grime Originals' back to Fire for a FREE event!

PURE Christmas Eve 2017
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PURE Christmas Eve 2017

PURE Bexleyheath, Bexleyheath

Sunday 24th Dec

7:00pm til 1:00am

Minimum Age: 21

From 15.00 + fees

Christmas Eve has always been the best night of the year no doubt and we do it all over again this y...

Eskimo Dance NYE
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Eskimo Dance NYE

BOXPARK CROYDON, CROYDON

Sunday 31st Dec

5:00pm til 1:00am

Minimum Age: 18

15-40

We return to Boxpark Croydon for a NYE special

Ants NYE
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Ants NYE

Electric Brixton, Brixton

Sunday 31st Dec

10:00pm til 7:00am

Minimum Age: 18

From 29.50

Lock N Load & Electric Brixton present ANTS New Year's Eve 2017

Wimbledon Preloved Vintage Kilo
Popular Event: 500+ going
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Wimbledon Preloved Vintage Kilo

Everyday Church Wimbledon, London

Saturday 2nd Dec

10:00am til 5:00pm

No age restrictions

1.50

Shop through 6 tonnes of vintage and retro clothing by weight. Brought to you by Preloved Vintage Wh...

Raver Tots Christmas Bash with DJ Slipmatt and Artful Dodger
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Raver Tots Christmas Bash with DJ Slipmatt and Artful Dodger

Fire Vauxhall, London

Saturday 16th Dec

2:00pm til 4:00pm

No age restrictions

From 6.00

Raver Tots is a family rave-style event where kids and grownups can hit the dance floor and let off ...

Hot Cakes 'Back to the Noughties' Xmas Boat Party + Afterparty Featured event
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Hot Cakes 'Back to the Noughties' Xmas Boat Party + Afterparty

The Hurlingham Boat, London

Saturday 2nd Dec

7:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

15-40

Hot Cakes presents a festive night on the Thames featuring an international lineup of legendary brea...

The U&I Christmas Carnival Featured event
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The U&I Christmas Carnival

London Hilton On Park Lane, London

Saturday 2nd Dec

6:00pm til 3:00am

Minimum Age: 18

From 15 Standard to 5000 VIP Tables

A Unique & Innovative Luxury Christmas Nightlife Experience! A night of #OldSkool #UKGarage #Clu...

Wanderlust
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Wanderlust

Cargo, London

Saturday 2nd Dec

6:00pm til 3:00am

Minimum Age: 18

10/15/20

Best Saturday night out in Shoreditch

Kinky Malinki 19th Birthday / Xmas Party
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Kinky Malinki 19th Birthday / Xmas Party

McQueen, London

Saturday 16th Dec

8:00pm til 5:00am

Minimum Age: 21

8.00

McQueen Shoreditch is an award winning restaurant and DJ bar in the heart of trendy Shoreditch. Over...

I love the 80s vs 90s Christmas Party
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I love the 80s vs 90s Christmas Party

Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes, London

Saturday 9th Dec

9:00pm til 3:00am

Minimum Age: 18

5 adv/7 OTD

The ultimate retro party has been selling out venues across London for the past decade so come and s...

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