Winter Activities

There's nothing better in the Winter monrhs than going out and enjoying all the different things London has to offer. Here is a list of the top 10 things to do during the winter season.

1. Madame Tussauds


Address: Marylebone Road, Marylebone, London, NW1 5LR

Opening times: Mon – Fri: 9:30–17:30

Sat – Sun: 9:00–18:00

Price: £35

Journey time: 46 minutes

What can you do at Madame Tussauds?

Madame Tussauds is a wax museum in London. The wax art is of current celebrities in the media that are very realistic looking.

2. London Dungeon


Address: Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Lambeth, London, SE1 7PB

Opening times: Sun – Wed & Fri: 10:00–17:00

Thurs: 11:00–17:00

Sat: 10:00–18:00

Price: £30

Journey time: 51 minutes

What can you do at The London Dungeon?

The London Dungeon recreates various gory and macabre historical events in a humorous style. It uses a mixture of live actors, special effects and rides so everyone can enjoy.

3. Winter Wonderland


Address: Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH

Opening times: 21/11/19 – 5/1/20: 10:00–22:00

Price: Entry is free but there is a charge for attractions

Journey time: 53 minutes

What can you do at Winter Wonderland?

Winter Wonderland is a large annual Christmas event held in Hyde Park, London. It has thrilling fairground rides and ice skating to charming Christmas markets and family shows making it suitable for everyone.

4. Christmas Markets


Address: 5b Greenwich Market, Greenwich, London, SE10 9HZ

Opening times: Mon – Sun & Bank Holidays: 10:00–17:30

Price: N/A

Journey time: 1 hours

What can you do at a Christmas Market?

Christmas markets are street market associated with the celebration of Christmas during the four weeks of Advent. There are many things you can buy there and you can also create small pieces of art as well.

5. Ice Skating


Address: Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AB

Opening times: Mon – Sun: 10:00–22:00

Price: Adult/Teen: £16.95

4 - 12 years: £10.95

Concessions: £13.95

Journey time: 33 minutes

What can you do at Ice Skating?

Grab a pair of skates and glide across ice at this beautiful rink for an hour. Ice skating is enjoyable for all ages and perfect for any type of outing.

6. Winter Lights Festival


Address: One Canada Square, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AB

Opening times: Mid–Late January 2020

Price: Free

Journey time: 35 minutes

What can you do at the winter lights festival?

The Winter Lights festival is an annual event in Canary Wharf to brighten the January Evening Skies. Fun, inventive light artwork is dotted around the Canary Wharf Estate, making full use of the area's water and skyscrapers.

7. Take a Husky sleigh ride


Address: WWT London, Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes, London, SW13 9WT

Opening times: N/A

Price: Husky and donkey rides are free, suitable for children under eight and cannot be booked in advance.

Journey time: 1 hour 26 minutes

What can you do at a husky sleigh ride?

A fantastic adventure to go on at the husky sleigh rides where you are pulled along on a sled by a team of enthusiastic huskies. You enjoy the scenery and the dogs love doing their job too.

8. New Year's Eve Fireworks


Address: Thames Riverside, Central London, SE1 7PB

Opening times: 31/12/19: 20:00 – 1/1/20: 00:45

Price: £10

Journey time: 47 minutes

What can you do at the new year's eve fireworks?

A way to all come together and to celebrate the New Year by watching a beautiful display in the sky. This is an annual event and tickets need to be purchased in order to watch the event.

9. Storytelling with Father Christmas


Address: The 5th Floor Boardroom Fortnum & Mason 181, Piccadilly, London, W1A 1ER

Opening times: Every weekend in December at 12.30, 14:00, 15:30

Price: £20 per child

Journey time: 46 minutes

What can you do at the storytelling with Father Christmas?

At Christmas, children aged 3-11 can sit and listen as Father Christmas himself tells a very special festive story.

10. Trip to the Theatre

All depends on the show you are seeing as they all vary.

What can you do at the theatre?

Go see your choice of a famous live performance in London.

There are many to go and see. Venue, opening times and price depend on which show you are watching.

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