Things To Do In London - Christmas 2020
By: Cliq Apartments Team
11 DEC 2020
If you are curious as to what’s going on around in London during Christmas 2020, Find out what to see and do with a list of fantastic activities and events on offer this year.
Christmas shopping in London
London is the ultimate shopping destination where many of the world's oldest, popular and luxurious shops and department stores can be found as well as famous street markets.
Always check the newest government guidelines in London during Christmas and observe the strick social distancing protocols. Remember that it is compulsory to put on a face mask in crowded places like malls and public transportations to avoid the spread of Coronavirus.
Covent Garden is one of the best areas to visit during Christmas. With a beautiful Christmas tree and plenty of seasonal decorations, It’s a lovely area to wander around to soak up the festive atmosphere and enjoy the amazing market, shops and street performers.
Famous landmarks include the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Piazza and the Jubilee market.
Oxford Street and Regent Street
Oxford street remains the most famous and iconic shopping street in the world with plenty of big-name high street stores and all the very pretty Christmas lights, makes Oxford Street a must-stop visit during Christmas time.
Regent Street is a great looking street, especially at Christmas time. A prestigious street with gorgeous buildings and fantastic shops which flows down into Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square. Great shopping spot with various popular brands and department stores, such as Liberty London, Apple Store, and more.
Mayfair is an amazing area to visit. It is a perfect area to walk around and admire the amazing architecture and style. The area offers everything from World-class hotels, amazing apartments, first-class restaurants and High-end stores. Mayfair is also home to Londons finest antique and vintage shops.
Carnaby Street is one of the most famous shopping streets in London, The area is packed with various fashion stores and innovating London brands, such as Fred Perry and RS No.9 Carnaby. The area is also known as a vibrant dining destination with over 60 independent restaurants, cafés and pubs.
Coal Drops Yard
Coal Drops Yard is a Step off the tube at King’s Cross & St Pancras station and is the latest shopping and foodie hotspot. Great redevelopment of the area with lots of awesome boutiques and niche brands with a superb selection of cafes, bars and restaurants.
The area used to be a railway yard with warehouses for coal and other commodities. It has now been transformed into a very attractive destination for shopping and food. Much of the old buildings and warehouses have been kept and all the newly-built buildings and structures have been perfectly blended with the old.
Chelsea is known as one of the most exclusive and luxurious shopping destinations in London that include Harrods & Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge, a Fantastic collection of high-end luxury boutiques of Sloane Square and Sloane Street and the world-famous Kings Road which is the main shopping street in Chelsea with vintage shops, markets and plenty of well known British and international brands.
Westfield London is located in West London and is now the largest shopping mall in Europe. Westfield offers luxury brands like Louis Vuitton and Prada, plus lots of leading fashion brands, furniture shops and toy stores. It boasts a large food court with an excellent choice of world cuisine and a multi screen cinema, making it a fun destination for the whole family for Shopping, Cinema & Restaurants.
Camden Town is a very quirky-cool area full of buzz around every corner. Camden Market is located a short walk from Camden Town tube station offering an array of different experiences with lots of quality street food and market stalls with many vintage clothing shops and different independent specialist stalls.
Christmas Markets Open in 2020
The following information is a guide and a result of our research. We strongly advise you to check with the event organisers before visiting any of the Christmas markets listed below as dates and prices may be subject to change.
Chelsea’s Enchanted Christmas Fair
Dates and times: To be confirmed
Address: Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW3 5EE
Experience Christmas at Kew in London
Experience and enjoy the generous spirit of Christmas at Kew with their fun-filled activities. Experience the newest beautiful route to Rose Garden that brightens up with beautiful lights. Incredible treetop waterfalls that install with flow lights from the walkways and laser light displays in the symbolic Temperate House.
Dates and times: Wednesday 18 November 2020 – Sunday 3 January 2021
Event website: Christmas At Kew
Address: Victoria Gate, Lion Gate, Brentford Gate, Kew London TW9 3AE
Price: Off-peak £19.50/ Peak £24.50
Selfridges Christmas Market
Some of London’s best street food and fairground rides suitable for all ages. A selection of stalls offering all your Christmas shopping needs including real Christmas trees, wreaths, decorations and hand-picked gifts and toys just off Oxford Street.
Dates and times: December from 4-9 pm on weekdays and 12 pm-9 pm at weekends.
Website: Selfridges Christmas Market
Address: 400 Oxford Street W1A 1AB; selfridges.com
Price: Free entry
Peckham’s festive market with open access markets offering 50+ unique small stalls on each day.
Dates and times: 12-20 December 2020
Address: Copeland Gallery, Copeland Park, 133 Copeland Road, Peckham SE15 3SN
Price: Free entry
Greenwich Market at Christmas
The market is open daily with different stallholders throughout the week. During December 2020 you can shop late through to 8 pm on Wednesdays 16 and 23 December 2020, or every day from 10 am to 5.30 pm.
Event website: Greenwich Market
Address: Greenwich High Road SE10 9HZ
Christmas Carols from the Palaces
Join the exclusive readings and carols live from Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London on the 21 December. An online event to get yourself well and truly into the Christmas spirit form the comfort of your own home.
Event website: Historic Royal Palaces
SoLo Craft Fair’s annual Christmas Market
This year's event is going online. Follow SoLo on Instagram where you can live stream their events or catch up on past virtual markets.
Event website: SoLo Craft Fair
The Magic of Christmas at London Zoo
Visit Santa at London Zoo and celebrate this Christmas with lots animal-themed festive fun. Explore the Zoo and see the animals with other activities to include are rides to enjoy for all ages, carousels and swing boats.
Event website: The Magic of Christmas at London Zoo
Address: ZSL London Zoo, Outer Circle, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4RY
Price: Check Website for prices
All the events and activities listed above adhere to the latest coronavirus safety guidelines and requirements, ensuring a safe and fun day out for all the family.