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.

The Peter Pan Cup

Here’s one for the brave or the foolhardy among you. This annual Christmas day swim pits man against the elements as members of the Serpentine Swimming Club take to the frequently freezing water...

London New Year’s Day Parade

 Now in its 32nd year,  the London New Year’s Day Parade (LNYDP) just keeps getting bigger and bigger with over a million people lining the streets of central London to see the 2019 event. C...

Eccleston Yards Christmas Market

Eccleston Yards Christmas Market

Belgravia’s best kept secret, Eccleston Yards, is getting into the festive spirit this month with the launch of its first ever Christmas Market. The venue, which will open on Fridays, Saturdays, and S...

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...

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, ...

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 fireplace at the Hoxton hotel, Shoreditch

London’s Cosiest Places for Winter

It goes without saying that London is amazing when the sun is shining and the weather is good. Winter in the city can be tough, however, 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...

New Year's Eve at Skate Somerset House

Skate NYE

This article refers to the Skate New Year’s Eve event in 2018. It’s time to get your skates on and get yourself down to Somerset House on the 31st of December for this spectacular New Year...

Grimm Tales at the Unicorn Theatre

Grimm Tales – Unicorn Theatre

This well chosen collection of tales from the legendary Grimm brothers leads its audience into a dark world of fantasy, enchantment and magic. The Unicorn Theatre is the venue for the show with the th...

Two visitors to the Winterville Winter Festival at Clapham Common

Winterville Winter Festival

London seems particularly determined to do Christmas in style this year. The city is currently playing host to a seemingly neverending array of festive events and experiences, with several Winter Wond...

Chiswick House and Gardens

After Dark – Winter Festival

If you’ve grown bored of the bog standard high street Christmas decorations and you are yearning for something a bit more bespoke and original, then maybe this new winter festival at the ever wonderfu...

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

This well known story, famously the subject of several successful films, gets the pantomime treatment this Christmas with the producers promising an all singing, all dancing musical delight to thrill ...

Cast of Snow White London Pantomime

Snow White at the London Palladium – London Pantomime

Ah, tis the season to be jolly and what better way to get us into the spirit of Christmas than by going to see a London pantomime. This production of Snow White follows Cinderella in 2016 and Dick Whi...

A Beefeater on the Tower of London Ice Rink

The Tower Of London Ice Rink

London is certainly blessed with festive ice skating rinks and they don’t get any better than the Tower of London’s offering. You couldn’t ask for a better location, with the imposing medieval f...

Santacon

Santacon London 2018

Parents of pre adolescent children might want to keep them in doors on the 8th of December 2018 as this is the day that the now annual Santacon London event will take place. Described as a “non-profit...