The top attractions, events, theatre shows, and things to do in London this winter

7 November 2022

Exploring London in the winter shows off the city in a new light. 

The chilly greyness of winter is replaced by beautiful lights illuminating the streets, busy markets and quirky stalls, an atmosphere of delight and anticipation for the festive season and of course, a whole host of things to do. 

While many of these can be experienced at any time of year, we strongly believe that winter may just be one of the best times to visit London. So wrap up warm, get your favourite festive food ready and head to London this winter for a magical time in the capital, as we guide you through our places to visit in London this winter. 

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See the sights and explore everything there is to see in London

London is filled to the brim with special landmarks and instantly recognisable sights. From the London Eye, Big Ben, the Tower of London, London Bridge, Buckingham Palace or Westminster Abbey, you can experience all of these wonderful sites on a special sightseeing tour. 

Whichever way you travel, there's always a great way to get around London while taking in the sights. Whether you're on top of the big red bus, cycling your way from place to place, cruising the Thames, or even zooming around an e-scooter tour or enjoying a luxury dinner. There's no way that you'll miss out on any of the experiences in London with these tours. 

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Travel back in time in London with the family this winter

The beating heart of the United Kingdom, London is a city that's rich in history and historic attractions that the family can enjoy. 

Check out a host of fascinating museums and galleries, such as the British Museum, the National Gallery, the Transport Museum, the Postal Museum, or the four sites of Royal Museums Greenwich (National Maritime Museum, Queen's Gallery, Royal Observatory and Cutty Sark). 

But if you're after some royal attractions to visit in London, then you should definitely book tickets for Westminster Abbey, Tower of London and of course, Buckingham Palace, where you can witness the famous changing of the Guard. With the Best of Royal London package, you can get all these in one super bundle for your visit to London. 

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What's on in the West End in London this winter?

One of our favourite things about London in winter is the array of new shows that hit the West End each season! 

Get yourself into the wintery spirit with some musical theatre shows in London, such as belting your lungs out to Disney's Frozen or bobbing your head along to the songs of Mary Poppins. Or you can experience mind-blowing puppetry with Circus 1903 or be taken on an adventure to Narnia in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Looking for something more festive? Experience the transformative story of Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, laugh your Christmas stockings off at Elf the Musical, experience the magic of Hans Christian Andersen's The Fir Tree or be swept away by the festive magic of The Nutcracker. There's plenty of pantomimes in London this winter, with picks such as Jack and the Beanstalk, Potted Panto and Mother Goose

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No sun? No problem - here's some indoor things to do for kids and families when it's raining in London

One thing that we can't control in London is the weather, and as you're probably aware, it can get rainy! 

But don't worry, there's so many indoor attractions in London and places to explore that you won't have any problem finding a place where you and your family can enjoy the city while avoiding the wet weather. 

Let your kids become grown-ups for the day at Kidzania London, spot your favourite celebs at Madame Tussauds, wander through the botanic dome of Kew Gardens, go wildlife-spotting at London Zoo, dive into an underwater world at SEA LIFE London or head on a Shrektacular journey at Shrek's Adventure London. 

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