I’m happy to see that so many read our post about Christmas Markets in London. Here you’ll get some more good ideas about what to do and what to see when visiting London in December!
For the first time ever the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London will be open during Christmas and New Year. From the 22:nd December to 3:d January, this beautiful Victorian open theater will have a show with a mixture of music, theatre and circus – all in the spirit of Shakespeare! The show is 2 times 30 minutes and though it’s an open air theater you can keep warm by having a nice cup of mulled wine or other warm drink or food during the break.
A visit to England in Christmas time should always include a Christmas Carols concert! You can visit the daily concerts at Trafalgar Square with different choirs singing, and sometimes dancing, around the huge Christmas tree.
If you prefer indoor concerts, the famous church St. Martins in the Field can offer several fantastic concerts all guaranteed to get you in that special Christmas festive feeling. Especially the Glory of Christmas by candlelight concerts the 10:th and 18:Th December is worth a visit. On the 15:th there is a Family Carols by candlelight and on the 23:rd, Händels “Messiah” is on the program.
Another choice is St. Paul’s Cathedral which have wonderful carol concerts. If you visit London the 15:th of December you can attend the special atmospheric Celebration of Christmas Concert.
Christmas pantos is a fun British tradition which I love. You’ll find shows that the whole family will enjoy like The Snowman at the Peacock Theatre or the Life & Adventures of Santa based on the story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The traditional pantos, more suitable for adults and teenagers, are Aladdin at the New Wimbledon Theatre and Cinderella at the Catford’s Broadway Theatre. They both mix magic, comedy, adventure and romance,- truly British! Both theatres are situated in the outskirts of central London and can be reached by local trains.