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12 festive things to do in London

Nothing gets you in the festive spirit quite like London at Christmas but with so much to see it's hard to choose where to begin. So get ready to soak up the seasonal atmosphere and see the capital come alive this December with our list of favourites for your most magical season yet.


1. Afternoon tea in Fitz Bar at the Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel, London


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2. Ice skating at The Natural History Museum or Somerset House





3. Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park


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4. Watch the Nutcracker at London Coliseum


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5. Christmas at Kew Gardens


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6. Winter markets at the Southbank Centre for mulled wine


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7. Christmas shopping at Carnaby Street along to Covent Garden


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8. Carol Concert at St Pauls Church, Covent Garden


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9. Visit Kensington Palace for a variety of festive events


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10. Visit Hogworts in the snow at Warner Brothers Studio tour


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11. Watch your favourite festive movie at Backyard Cinema


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12. Get the ultimate hot chocolate from Said in Fitzrovia


Image: Said, London