It's a London Christmas affair

26th October 2017


Nothing compares to the charm of London during Christmas. Christmas and London go together like gravy and roast dinner. There’s something magical about this city, evident throughout its carefully decorated streets, where streets bustle and the smell of Christmas food lingers.


The magic of Christmas hits London in full force this November and there’s so much to do and see, which is why we pulled together some Christmas activities that shouldn’t be missed…

Get your skates on and channel your inner Michelle Kwan at one of London’s many spectacular ice rinks


Skate at The Natural History Museum

Until 07/01/2018 – Adults from £12.65, children from £8.80, families from £39.60, Members save 10%.

Open 11.00-21.00 (times vary)
Closed 25 December


Alexandra Palace

Ice Skating Rink is open all year round. Adults from £8.00, Juniors from £7.00, spectators £1.50.

Weekdays 11am – 5:30pm, weekends 10:30am – 11pm.


Skate at Somerset House

Opens 15/11/2017 – 14/01/2018 - From £7.50

Opening times vary. Visit website for info.


Skylight – Tobacco Dock:

Until 07/01/2018 - Entry to Skylight is free.

Thurs/Fri: 5pm–11pm // Sat/Sun: Noon–11pm


Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink

24/11/2017 – 07/01/2018 - Adults from £14, children from £10.

Opening times vary. Visit website for info.    

Closed Christmas day, all other days operating as normal.  


Tell Santa how good you've been at an amazing Christmas market or fair


Winter Wonderland Hyde Park

Opens 17/11/2017 – 01/01/2018. Entry to Winter Wonderland is free, though some attractions inside are ticketed and can be booked in advance.

From 10am – 10pm daily, except Christmas Day.


Southbank Centre Winter Festival

10/11/2017 – 4/01/2018. Free to enter.


Greenwich Wintertime Festival

01/12/2017 – 31/12/2017. Price: Adult: £15, child: £8.

From 10.30am – 5pm.

Not enough? Other great things to do:

  • Shop for quirky items in delightful Oxford Street
  • Enjoy a Victorian-style Christmas at Kensington Palace
  • Have dinner in an igloo by Tower Bridge
  • Explore the Snow Kingdom at Backyard Cinemac
  • Immerse yourself in the Christmas Carol at the Charles Dickens museum


Here you can also update your details and report a Railcard lost/stolen.

Don't forget you must have your Railcard with you when buying tickets and travelling.


Latest Articles

6 Unmissable Events this June

30th May 2019

Kick-off your summer in style and take some quality time off to attend some of the most exciting events across the country.... read more

5 Great Free Picnic Spots

29th May 2019

With National Picnic Week running from 14-23 June, what better time to celebrate the art of making a meal, packing it up in boxes, bags or even baskets, and eating it in the great outdoors on a soft blanket?... read more

Top tips to staying in control of your journey

13th May 2019

Discover our new technology that allows personalised travel information to come directly to you through Facebook Messenger.... read more

15 Activities Under £15 for the May Bank Holidays

24th April 2019

Food, culture or keeping the kids on their toes we've got the solution for you.... read more