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Things to do in london over christmas

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Things to do in london over christmas

Hi, myself and my husband will be in london on the 21st december until the 24th. Any ideas of things to do? not really into doing the usual touristy things as we have done most of them.

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1. Re: Things to do in london over christmas

It'll be cold and miserable. Why not stay indoors and read?

If that doesn't appeal, give us some clue as to your interests, etc.

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2. Re: Things to do in london over christmas

Theatre, eating, drinking, shopping, markets, museums, walks....apart from the major shopping and tourist hubs, london should be reasonably quiet and calm as most business's would have wound down for Christmas.

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3. Re: Things to do in london over christmas

sorry forgot to say we are staying in bloomsbury. We are into food and want to get into the christmassy mood.

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4. Re: Things to do in london over christmas

If you want to get into the christmassy mood then take a walk through winter wonderland in hyde Park in the evening, probably more for kids but I like all that mulled wine and fairy lights.

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5. Re: Things to do in london over christmas

Go for a stroll down Oxford Street, Regent Street and also Carnaby Street which had some great "Rolling Stones" themed Xmas lights last Christmas.

Also have a look around Covent Garden - there was a massive Xmas tree there last year and some of the designer clothes stores around there had impressive light displays.

If that doesn't get you in to the "Christmasy mood" I don't know what will. ;-)

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6. Re: Things to do in london over christmas

There's generally a Christmas market on the South Bank. It's not large but pleasant to spend a bit of time wandering around if you're down around that part of town.

If you're foodies, you've probably been to Borough Market.

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7. Re: Things to do in london over christmas

Ice skating (Somerset House is the closest to you, Natural History Museum is the most Christmassy in my opinion), Christmas lights, I second Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. Maybe go to Trafagluar Square for carols:

london.gov.uk/get-involved/events/christmas-…

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9. Re: Things to do in london over christmas

Where's the phantom zapper when you need him/her.

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10. Re: Things to do in london over christmas

If the weather is dodgy then maybe westfield shepherds bush shopping mall with the xmas decorations, xmas music and ice ring. Can get there easily via holborn on the central tube line.