Top things to do in London in winter

The incredible city of London is filled with endless possibilities of fun all year round which is why it attracts around 30 million people every year. However, when the nights start to draw-in and temperatures drop, you’ll want to make sure you’re doing the right activities to get you through the winter months. 

So if you’re thinking about buying a train ticket to London this winter, we’ve got all of the best activities available below to make the most of your trip.  

Winter Wonderland 

This is the biggest winter festival in the capital and it is perfect for getting you in the festive spirit. Filled with Christmas markets containing everything you can imagine on sale with the likes of bratwurst sausages and scrumptious fudge being a rather popular choice with visitors. What’s more, you’ll find an ice rink so you can show off your skills – or fall on your bum – in front of your friends and family during this festive period. 


Take a trip to Knightsbridge and get your Christmas shopping done at one of the most elegant stores in the world. London’s most famous department store has something for everyone so we doubt you’ll be able to resist the temptation to shop ‘til you drop. 

Visit the theatre

Get out of the cold and watch one of the many fabulous shows that the West End of London has to offer. With the likes of Les Misérables, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child or maybe Grease the Musical, there will be the perfect one for you. 

Seeing a show in London should be on everybody’s bucket list so get it ticked off this winter. 

Ride the London Eye

There’s no better time to take a spin on this wheel as you take in the best views in London. The Eye is lit up in wonderful colours and when you ride it during the festive period, you’ll have the best seat in the house to check out the incredible lights that are up for Christmas. 

Get a drink in a cosy pub 

Is there a better feeling than getting out of the cold winter air and finding a cosy pub to have a drink in as you warm back up? Find some of London’s best pubs and enjoy a drink – or two – with your loved ones this winter and you’ll appreciate how great pubs can be.