Ideas for a Christmas Day Out in London

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After spending my last Christmas sipping fresh coconuts and lazing in the sunshine on Byron Bay, i feel well over due a Christmas. 
I’m talking, a proper English Christmas.
In my opinion, there is nowhere that does it quite like England, London if we are being particular.

The extravagant street lights and decoration, the hustle and bustle of late christmas shoppers, chestnut stands waivring their scent through the crisp cold air down into the tube stations and those gorgeous christmas days out we plan with our loved ones. 

Those are my favourite.

Without being a Londoner it can be hard to know the right places to go.

So i’ll share my research with you and give you a helping hand.
Grab your friend, your boyfriend, your mum or your grandparents, find a date in your calendar and head up for some festivity!

1. Royal Albert Hall Christmas Festival

Join Raymond Gubbay’s series of festive sing alongs and musical spectacles at the iconic Royal Albert Hall this December.
No better way to get in the spirit than with thousands singing you favourite Christmas Classic.
2. Christmas blow out comedy at hammersmith

Thursday 10th and Friday 11th
3. Grab tickets for the West End & dinner

Whether it’s a festive pantomime (see pantos in London here) or a Musical – heading to the west end is nothing short of inspiring. Sing along to your favourite tunes, or escape into a magical daydream as you watch some of the most talented performers do their thang.
My fav’s / recommendations:

– Wicked The Musical (Book / see Official website here) – A magical mixture of comedy and tragedy which has left me speechless both times I’ve seen it. The faultless visuals and the incredible performances by the cast are second to none. Wicked does the West End proud.
– Mamma Mia – A guaranteed fun night out. Dance, sing and embrace the energy that flies off the stage in abundance. An Abba-fuelled classic. (P.s. my best friend Louise is in it!)
– The Lion King – simply epic
– Elf – this ones next on my list… simply because it’s christmas.
4. Christmas lights, Oxford Street

One of my favourite things about Christmas is London is the lights. The whole of London lights up and it’s so magical.
I can’t help but smile as I dip in and out of the shops, greeted by these festive silhouettes.
5. Winter Wonderland

If you can’t make it to Germany for the real deal, pop over to Hyde Park where you can shop in the wooden huts, indulge in a hog roast with a glass of mulled wine or even hit the ice rink.
Endless amount of fun.
Did I mention there a rotating carousel bar too?
6. Ice Skating

Are you the active adventurer?
Not afraid to embarrass yourself and fancy a bundle of laughs.
Wrap up and head to one of London’s iconic Ice Rinks…
7. Traditional German Christmas Market on Southbank
Friday 20th November – Thursday 24th December
Clustered along the riverbank, our market’s wooden chalets are filled with festive food, drinks, gifts and treats.
Opening times:
Sun – Thurs 11am-9pm
Friday – Saturday 11am-10pm
8. Prince Charles Cinema
Located near Leicester Square, Prince Charles Cinema will be screening Christmas classics all throughout December. 
Kick back relax and make sure you bring some popcorn…
Tuesday 9th December
Miracle on 34th Street

Saturday 13th December
The Muppet Christmas Carol
The Nightmare Before Christmas

Sunday 14th December
The Muppet Christmas Carol

Saturday 14th December
6.30pm Elf
9pm The Muppets Christmas Carol sing along

Sunday 15th December
Love Actually

Monday 16th December
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
Love Actually
A Christmas Story

Tuesday 17th December
Home Alone 2 (Lost in New York)

Wednesday 18th December

Friday 19th December
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Jingle All the Way

Saturday 20th December
The Muppet Christmas Carol
The Nightmare Before Christmas

Sunday 21st December
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Home Alone

Monday 22nd December
Love Actually

Tuesday 23rd December
Love Actually

Friday 26th December
Home Alone
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Tickets from £7.50 – See website here.
9. Bumper Roller Disco at South bank

Now until January 17th
Hop onto this wooden floored disco popping up under Hungerford Bridge this Christmas. 
Get your skates on, grab a glass of mulled wine or your favourite festival cocktail from The Mirror Ball Bar and head for the dance floor…
10. Cinderella on ice
14th – 21st December
Watch this enchanting fairy tale be bought to life as Cinderella gets her skates on. 
With your family or for a date with your best mates – this annual festivity at Alexandra Palace promises an evening of entertainment.
Thank you for reading!
Where are your favourite spots in London at Christmas?!
Share your knowledge below – i love finding new places to go 🙂
Mollie xxxx

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