From winter rooftops to cosy bars and Christmas pop-ups, London has a whole host of festive offerings ready to get you into the spirit of the season. Whether you are looking to embrace the cold with the best ice skating in London 2018 or want to hide away in some of the best festive terraces in the capital, our guide takes you through the best of the bunch.
Ice skating is a timeless festive activity and London has a plenty of skating rinks to suit all skaters. For 2018, John Lewis has set up its own ice-skating rink on top of its iconic Oxford Street store, perfect for escaping the hordes of Christmas shoppers below, while those dreaming of a white Christmas should head to Queens Skate Dine Bowl for ice skating with a snowy twist.
If the Christmas shopping and activities get too much, there are plenty of places in the capital offering a wintry retreat. Some of London’s best bars, restaurants and rooftops have been magically transformed this winter, with everything from fairy lights and cosy throws to festive menus and Christmas themed-cocktails. However you are looking to celebrate the festive season, these are some of the best things to see and do in London in winter 2018.