Christmas is a time when the streets of London really come alive. If you’re looking to get out and about, join in some festive fun, and get together with friends and family this Christmas, here are some of the best events and activities on offer in the South West.
Located 7 miles south-west of the centre of London, Kew Gardens is a stunning oasis, which really comes into its own during the festive season.
As the sun fades, this vast urban park offers a spectacular light show, with more than a million glistening pea-lights, enchanting, illuminated forests and breathtaking laser shows.
Soak up the magic as you stroll through the gardens, wander around the lake, and watch the lights flicker and sparkle in the famous Palm House.
Father Christmas and his elves will be in attendance, and there’s also live music on offer if you fancy dancing to some Christmas classics.
For more information, visit their website: https://www.kew.org/.
Back with a bang after three successive sellout seasons, Scrooge and the Seven Dwarves looks set to bring fun and laughter to Wandsworth this Christmas.
Combining elements of much-loved tales, this show is a delight that is guaranteed to have you in stitches. Get your vocal cords ready to yell ‘he’s behind you’ and ‘oh no she isn’t.’
The show runs until the 6th January and tickets are available online. For more information, visit their website: https://theatre503.com.
If you fancy putting your pirouettes to the test and whizzing around the ice in a truly iconic setting, head down to South Kensington, pop your skates on, and enjoy a wonderful adventure on ice with your family and friends.
The ice rink is open until the 20th January from 10am until 9pm with admission prices from £12.65 for adults and £8.80 for children. Advance booking is highly recommended.
After skating, why not take a tour of the Natural History Museum and explore the incredible exhibits? Here, you’ll find everything from a giant blue whale skeleton to an impressive array of dinosaurs and fossils. There’s an abundance of activities and interactive displays, which are ideal for kids and adults alike.
For more information, visit their website: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/.
Wimbledon will be hosting Christmas markets on the Piazza every weekend in December. There’s a vast range of stalls on offer, selling everything from unique gifts and handmade crafts to artisan ales and tasty treats.
The market is open on Saturdays and Sundays in the run-up the Christmas Day from 11am until 6pm. This is a great chance to snap up those last-minute gifts, indulge in festive fayre, and meet up with friends before the big day.
If you live in South West London, or you fancy taking a trip to the capital this Christmas, there’s plenty going on. Whether you’re keen to get your skates on, chuckle along with the cast at the local panto, shop up a storm or embrace that magical festive feeling, South West London will deliver.