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.
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...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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

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...

Ballet in London with the Nutcracker

The Nutcracker – Ballet in London

If you fancy seeing some top ballet in London, then don’t miss this brilliant production. The Nutcracker has been delighting audiences since it first debuted in St Petersburg in 1892. Since then...

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 ...