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.
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...

London Zoo at Christmas

Christmas At London Zoo

From a fun festive trail to a  sensory sweet shop which is just bursting with fantastical and sweet effects, Christmas At London Zoo has something for absolutely everyone. The festive trail will ...

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...

A couple enjoy the Kingston Christmas market

Kingston Christmas Market

If you head down to Kingston Town centre this festive season, you’ll discover that the South West London town has had a festive makeover to coincide with the opening of its Christmas market...

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 – you’d better go big or go home. Thankfully, the Henrietta Hotel seem to have followed our advice with the kitsch...

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum Ice Rink

After a break for the pandemic in 2020, the Natural History Museum Ice Rink is back in 2021, and with a new installation planned for 2022, this year marks the final time that the rink will be erected ...

View of Skate at Somerset House

Skate at Somerset House

London is truly blessed when it comes to festive skating rinks. There’s the magnificent offering at the Natural History Museum, the equally stunning set up at the Tower of London, the enormous rink at...

Southbank Centre Winter Market

Southbank Centre Winter Market

It wouldn’t be the holiday season without a Christmas Market and one of the best in town in recent years has been the one on the Southbank. The Southbank Centre Christmas Market is part of a lar...

The Great Feast

The Great Feast

As Christmas approaches, news reaches us of a fantastic new food and music festival in Central London. The Great Feast will see Dominic Cools-Lartigue and Selfridges combine for a one of a kind, multi...

Macallan Manor House at the Rosewood

The Macallan Manor House

There’s nothing quite as fun as a really good festive pop up, and the Rosewood’s new offering is about as inviting as they get. Set in the swish surroundings of the Holborn hotel, The Macallan Manor H...

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 ...

Christmas theatre in London with The Snowman

The Snowman

If you’re looking for heartwarming theatre in London this Christmas, then this is the production for you. This festive version of The Snowman brings Raymond Briggs’ book delightfully to li...

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...

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland – Christmas Events in London

Christmas events in London really don’t come any bigger or better than Winter Wonderland. The winter festival has been wowing visitors for over ten years with its intoxicating mix of fun fair rides, i...

Peppa Pig Live

Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever

Superstar of the small screen Peppa Pig returns to the West End this winter with a new show at the Duke of York theatre. Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever will feature all of the delightful characters t...

Gingerbread City

Gingerbread City

When I first read about the Museum of Architecture’s Gingerbread City initiative, my first thoughts were that it must be a wind up. A whole city made of gingerbread?! Surely that was too good to...

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...

A festive carol concert in London at the Royal Albert Hall

Carols at the Royal Albert Hall

As Christmas carols events go, there are few better than Carols at the Royal Albert Hall. The concerts have become a staple of the London festive season and the gold standard for carol concerts in the...