Christmas in the City of London

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15 November 2023 to 1 January 2024 City Of London

A tall Christmas tree adorned with multicolored lights stands in the center of a grand, ornately decorated indoor space. The surroundings feature intricate architectural details with bright signage, including The Pen Shop and Lamb Tavern. People gather around the tree.
Leadenhall Market in the City of London - Credit Lucy Young

This Christmas, get ready to unwrap the magic of Christmas in the City of London with the “Christmas in the City” guide

Get ready to unwrap the magic of Christmas in the City of London. The “Christmas in the City” guide covers 30 handpicked festive experiences that will transport visitors to a world of holiday cheer. The birthplace of London will come to life with a kaleidoscope of offerings from magical Christmas markets, delectable festive feasts, rich historical experiences, and entertaining family activities - “Christmas in the City” is the ultimate ticket to the festive season.

Wander through charming market areas full of unique gifts and treasures in Leadenhall Market, St Paul’s Cathedral and Paternoster Square, to find stocking fillers for loved ones under twinkling lights and lush garlands. It’s not just about the shopping, as festive food and drink will be on offer to help visitors warm up, with tasty treats and fragrant mulled wine.

When it comes to dining, the City does it best. From a panoramic yuletide afternoon tea at Searcys at The Gherkin, to indulgent festive dinners at Pan Pacific London, and plenty in between. For something extra special, check out Mercer’s winter igloos on the roof terrace, or the Westin London City’s whimsical candy dreamland.

Families too can find a treasure trove of activities in the City. At London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE, children can create their own Roman Saturnalia-inspired mosaic, a crafty adventure for all ages. Explore the Aldgate in Winter Festival, which includes a vibrant lantern parade. For those who love a singalong and the Christmas classics, be sure to check out all the musical events happening at Barbican Centre.

With carol concerts tucked away in beautiful historic churches, canopies of twinkling lights, and family Christmas tree trails, the City of London has something for everyone to enjoy this festive season.

For more information on everything to do in the City of London this Christmas visit