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Most Festive Events in London in 2013

09th December 2013
Most Festive Events in London in 2013

Yep, you’re not dreaming, it really is that time of year again. Although we all moan about it coming around quicker than ever, most of us genuinely enjoy Christmas and the festive cheer that comes with it. A chance to see our friends, family and other loved ones – what’s not to like? Here at Senate House we enjoy getting in the festive spirit, and we think London is one of the best cities in the world to spend time over the winter period.

With that in mind, here are some of the best festive events this Christmas to help you spread the cheer. All of these are within easy reach of Senate House, so why not have a look at our accommodation offerings if you need somewhere to rest your weary feet at the end of the day.




Spitalfields Winter Music Festival

To experience winter is one thing, but to positively revel in it is quite another, and that’s exactly what the Spitalfields Winter Music Festival does. Between the 6th and the 17th December, music will be performed in some of the area’s hidden spaces and will range from contemporary jazz to classical and everything in between.

The Christmas Chocolate Festival

This festival celebrates the very best of artisan confectionary making, and is the perfect opportunity to stock up on goodies for Christmas. Situated within the Southbank Centre you can buy from a range of suppliers or learn how to make the perfect chocolate bar with a range of cooking demonstrations and indulgent tutorials.

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Christmas Theatre

Fun for all the family is easy to have at the theatre – there’s always go much going on that finding a show to suit everyone isn’t too much of a task. Time Out Magazine have an excellent guide on Christmas theatre shows for kids, and there’s nothing to make Christmas more magical for children than taking them to see a great story.

Christmas Carol Concerts

Many argue there’s no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than with some carols. Majestic historical venues such as St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey host their own wonderful series of performances, but if you can’t make to such institutions many communities and local areas have their own events.

Visit a Winter Wonderland

 The Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is one of the most popular annual events in London, and provides a magical land for families to explore. With a variety of attractions including an ice rink, circus, giant observation wheel and a range of rides to experience, it’s a popular Christmas attraction and it’s worth booking tickets and getting there early to make the most of the evening.

Of course to get the most out of the Christmas spirit in London, you’ll need to spend the whole evening and fully immerse yourself in the atmosphere and the goings on in the city. If you’d like to enquire about accommodation with us or find out about events happening at Senate House, contact us today or ring us on +44 (0)20 7862 8127

Festive Events in London

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