Christmas in London

There are mince pies in the shops and decorations are going up all over town – it can only mean one thing – Christmas is coming and City Countdown just can’t wait! Here’s our guide to the events we think you’ll love this Christmas in London.
A Christmas Carol at The Bridge Theatre

A Christmas Carol at The Bridge Theatre

Nicholas Hytner’s new version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at the Bridge theatre promises a scary, joyful, spooky, hilarious and ultimately triumphant adaptation of the play. And with j...

Christmas at Kew

Christmas At Kew

A Tunnel of Light, scented Fire Garden and a beautifully illuminated Rose Garden are just a few of the attractions on offer for visitors to Kew this holiday season. The visitor attraction in West Lond...

Christmas Movie Season at Alexandra Palace

Christmas Movie Season at Alexander Palace

Alexandra Palace has announced details of its Christmas Programme and amongst the many highlights, the venues Christmas Movie Season looks like a particular treat. The iconic venue, the first home of ...

Hampton Court Palace Ice Skating Rink

Hampton Court Palace Ice Skating Rink

It really says something that Hampton Court was Henry VIII’s favourite home because the Tudor monarch had over sixty palaces to choose from. You will love it too, especially at Christmas when the venu...

Macallan Manor House at the Rosewood

Macallan Manor House at the Rosewood

There’s nothing quite as fun as a cosy winter pop up, and the Rosewood’s Macallan Manor House is about as inviting as they get. Set in the swish surroundings of Holborn’s Rosewood hotel, The Macallan ...

Miracle at Henrietta Festive Pop Up

Miracle At Henrietta

Oh, we do like a festive pop up. And, in our opinion, if you’re going to do one – go big or go home. Thankfully, the Henrietta Hotel seem to have followed our advice with their latest event: the Mirac...

Selfridges Christmas Market

Selfridges Christmas Market

Iconic department store Selfridges have announced that they are to launch an open air Christmas market in the mews behind the company’s Oxford Street Store. Christmas Market on the Mews will offer Chr...

Southbank Centre Winter Market

Southbank Centre Winter Market

It just wouldn’t be Christmas without a Winter Market  and one of the best in town in recent years has been the one on the Southbank. The area is annually transformed into a Winter Wonderla...

Coppa Club Igloos

The Coppa Club Igloos

It’s igloo bagging season again, and if you fancy grabbing one, you’ll have to be quick. There are few better ways to spend a cold winter evening than to be surrounded by your mates in a c...

The Miracle on Kingdom Street Festive Pop Up

The Miracle on Kingdom Street

This Christmas, the Miracle On Kingdom Street is offering Londoners a chance to escape the real world for a fun filled winter wonderland full of twinkling lights and snow dusted pine trees. Set in the...

The Queen's House Ice Skating Rink

The Queen’s House Ice Skating Rink

Enjoy breathtaking views of the River Thames and Greenwich Royal Park as you glide gracefully (or not) around The Queen’s House Ice Skating Rink this Christmas.  The venue, which is set on ...

We Need A Little Christmas

We Need A Little Christmas

With a starry line up of performers and a fabulous festive setting (the Actor’s Church in Covent Garden), We Need A Little Christmas will not only cheer up your festive season but also raise much need...

Support an out of work entertainer by buying a Christmas Tree from Green Elf Trees

Support the UK’s out of work musicians by buying an Xmas Tree from Green Elf Trees

We don’t want to make this any more stressful than it already is, but this year’s round of Christmas shopping might be the most important you ever do. Not only can you support the retail industr...

Cosy Fashion for Winter 2020

With indoor festive parties pretty much off the table, our wish lists are filling up with knits and loungewear to comfortably transition from Autumn to Winter. Not only is winter a time to stay cosy, ...

Christmas in London - things to do

Things To Do In London At Christmas

It’s that time of the year again, folks. Everywhere you look, Londoners are donning their best reindeer ears and slipping into their finest Christmas jumpers. Supermarkets are piled high with tu...

The fireplace at the Hoxton hotel, Shoreditch

London’s Cosiest Places for Winter 2020

It goes without saying that London is amazing when the sun is shining and the weather is good. However, winter in the city can be tough, with rain, sleet and even snow to contend with. Fortunately, th...

Last Christmas Movie

Last Christmas Movie

If you were beginning to think that the great British rom com was dead, then this Emma Thompson helmed festive treat could not have come at a better time. Set to the music of pop legend George Michael...

Wathamstow Wassailing

Walthamstow Wassailing

Why not join the good people of Walthamstow for a New Year’s Wassailing Ceremony. What better way to celebrate the season of good will than with this anicent toast to the season? Wassailing is an anci...