Fill your London weekend with lots of cool things to do, from illuminated events, to Christmas concerts, fun family activities and more.
Things to do in London this Friday
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at The Dominion Theatre
Let the festive melodies linger on throughout the weekend after seeing Irving Berlin's White Christmas at the Dominion Theatre. Relive the story of passionate war veterans as they lend a helping hand to their former commander in the hope of saving his beloved business, in this gripping Christmas show in London. Book Irving Berlin's White Christmas tickets now.
Enchanted Eltham Palace at Eltham Palace and Gardens
See one of London’s most unique palaces in a new light as you roam the illuminated world of Enchanted Eltham Palace. Create family memories as you walk through sparkling tunnels, freeze the moments with a snap or two and hop on the rides for an adrenaline kick. Top it off with warming street food.
Christmas at Covent Garden
If you feel like a shopping spree on Friday, head to beautifully decked-out Covent Garden. Challenge your mates to a skate-off at the Tiffany & Co. Ice Rink, shop holy-grail beauty gifts at the Huda Beauty Pop-Up and get inspired by the gingerbread replica of the Covent Garden Market building, as part of its collaboration with Biscuiteers. Don’t forget to fill up your Insta feed with selfies against the giant Christmas tree and Christmas lights!
Things to do in London this Saturday
Hampton Court Palace Festive Fayre
Eat, sing and be merry at the magical Hampton Court Palace Festive Fayre, where stalls brim with artisan food and unique gifts. Soak up foodie inspiration with festive cooking demonstrations, watch the kids explore festive activities and sip on seasonal drink concoctions while listening to live music – all within the beautiful grounds of Hampton Court Palace.
Ever After Garden at Grosvenor Square
Remember lost loved ones with a walk through the Ever After Garden at Grosvenor Square, which is made from more than 27,000 illuminated roses. Support The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity by planting your own rose for a small charge, in memory of someone close to you; and take time out of your busy schedule to reflect, slow down, and be grateful.
Stardust LDN at Tobacco Dock
Just when you thought London had it all, Stardust LDN arrives to prove you wrong with its immersive winter experience. Let the seasonal spirit drip all over you as you dance to the likes of Artful Dodger, Shola Ama and top DJs, have a go at activities like crazy golf, jump in an adult-sized ball pit and snuggle up in front of a Christmas movie… This event screams "unforgettable"!
What to do in London on Sunday
The Magic of Christmas at ZSL London Zoo
Animals celebrate Christmas too! At least they do at ZSL London Zoo. Become immersed in the animal kingdom and watch cute critters indulge in their Christmas treats, before letting the little ones become Keepers’ Little Helpers, craft with Mrs Claus or sink into a beanbag for story time or a festive movie.
Santa Run at Victoria Park
Don your finest Christmas-inspired costume and join the annual Santa Run for charity at Victoria Park. Choose between a 5k or 10k run and redefine “painting the town red”. Don’t leave the kids behind, there’s a Mini Santa Run in store for them too!
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial in Concert at Royal Albert Hall
Prepare for an out-of-this-world experience this Sunday, as you discover a cult movie in musical form with E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall. Accompanied by John Williams’ award-winning score and performed live by a full symphony orchestra, this special screening is sure to bring back plenty of 1980s nostalgia. Now that’s definitely worth phoning home to boast about...
Best London offers this weekend
Steal great deals on top attractions, theatre shows, hotels, restaurants and more with our pick of special offers in London this weekend.
Christmas Lights London by Night Tour: see London dressed in its winter best aboard a guided bus tour with a 15% discount. Book Christmas Lights London by Night Tour now.
The Slide at ArcelorMittal Orbit: enjoy 25% off tickets for adults and 10% off for children for travel date up to 31 March 2020, when booked by 21 December. Book tickets for The Slide at ArcelorMittal Orbit now.
Wicked: no booking fee on tickets for Monday to Thursday performances between 25 November 2019 and 31 January 2020, when booked by 8 December 2019. Book tickets for Wicked now.
Ghost Stories: see Ghost Stories for a reduced price on Monday to Saturday performances until 4 January 2020. Book Ghost Stories tickets now.
Seeking more inspiration? Discover more events in London this weekend with our guide to what’s on, find things to do today or check out our London events calendar for must-see London festivals. If you’re in London this month, we’ve made things easy by rounding up the key things to do in December.