Christmas in London – 7 of the best festive activities in 2021
1 December 2021
While there is no place quite like London, there is definitely no place quite like London during the festive season! From rocking around the Christmas tree to sipping on hot chocolate as the temperatures drop, Christmas is such a special time in the capital. So this year, why not take full advantage of all the wonderful activities to get lost in?
You’ll notice that quite a few of our favourite activities in London are super easy to get to from several of our Legal & General Affordable Homes. It won’t take much for you to discover the wonder of living at The Moorings in Brentford Lock, Trent Park in Enfield, Leon House in Croydon, City House in Winchmore Hill or Hampton Tower SQP in Canary Wharf to name a few!
To give you some festive ideas, here is our ultimate guide to spending an unforgettable Christmas in London.
Sample a delicious gingerbread city
What is Christmas without a gingerbread house?! Get your sweet tooth ready and pop down to The Gingerbread City which is run by the Museum of Architecture. Over one hundred architects, engineers and designers helped with the yummy creation including materials such as biscuits, cakes, icing, strawberry laces and sweets across some sixty structures!
Having previously appeared at Somerset House, for 2021 the Gingerbread City has relocated across town to 6-7 Motcomb Street in Belgravia.
Take a spin around the Ice Rink Canary Wharf
Practise your ice skating moves at the outdoor Ice Rink Canary Wharf and enjoy the twinkling lights and stunning back drop of Canary Wharf. Why not pop into SQP at Hampton Tower while you’re there and imagine life at the centre of it all in one of our modern homes?
On the South Dock and facing Canary Wharf, SQP is one of London’s newest and most exclusive residential developments. With luxurious living, amazing commuting and a position central to amenities and entertainment, South Quay Plaza is perfect for today’s home seekers. Book your own free viewing and find out more here.
Visit a Christmas market
With so many beautiful Christmas markets to choose from, how are we supposed to pick just one?! Here is a list of 12 stunning outdoor markets that are guaranteed to make you feel all Christmas-y inside. Cue the carollers!
Get cosy and toasty in your very own winter cabin
The team at Neverland in Fulham has created the most perfect apres ski alternative if you haven’t managed a ski trip yet. Depending on the size of your group, you can book a lodge, cabin, ski lift bubble, forest igloo, chalet or Bavarian tent to settle down in. And there’s plenty of entertainment too, including DJs, drag bingo, power-ballad bottomless brunches and arcade games.
While you’re in West London, head over to The Moorings and experience the stunning 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments available with Shared Ownership from Legal & General Affordable Homes. Less than a 35 minute drive from Neverland, The Moorings is the place you want to call home.
Join a Christmas Carol Concert in aid of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
Want to help our furry friends in need? St. Luke’s Church in Chelsea is hosting the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s annual Christmas celebrations on Thursday 2nd – Friday 3th December 2021.
You’ll enjoy a festive musical treat, mince pies and mulled wine as well as have the chance to finish off your Christmas shopping from the retail stand. Every purchase will go towards helping the four-legged residents and what better way to celebrate Christmas than that?
Deck the halls and enjoy a Covent Garden Christmas
Welcome back the iconic return of sparkling decorations, legendary Christmas tree, an immersive LEGO experience, mulled wine varieties to try and of course, the daily snowfall. With so many options, it’s clear that Covent Garden is the place to be this festive season.
New for this year is a traditional Christmas Village complete with bauble dining domes, a shopping weekend and much more. All this can be found in the open air, pedestrianised Piazza and surrounding streets which are filled to the brim with great brands, heated terraces and the best dining in the West End.
Experience Hogwarts in the Snow
While not in Central London, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter is an amazing experience just slightly north of the city in Watford that is enjoyed by people of all ages. Celebrate a very magical festive season including glittering Christmas trees that line the Great Hall and a replica festive feast including flaming Christmas puddings that are laid out on the long tables.
After getting your wizarding skills up to date, you could retreat back to your own magical home just 30 minutes away at City House in Winchmore Hill.
Situated off the picturesque New River, these gorgeous homes provide an impressive specification throughout and are perfectly placed to enjoy the wide range of surrounding independent cafes, pubs, restaurants and boutiques. There’s also an array of stunning parks nearby, with a number of football, cricket and golf clubs within easy reach.
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