How to Spend Your Christmas 2022 in London


Updated on 31-Oct-2022

You are thinking of making a getaway with Christmas spirit, and suddenly, in your plans to travel to London for Christmas in 2022. Prepare clothes, a hat and gloves included. We have saved these plans to do in London at Christmas.

London Christmas Tour

If you visit London at Christmas, you should know that you can do a lot of guided tours. Among all of them, this Christmas tour runs through the main Christmas markets and corners of the city.

Enjoy the Christmas Lights in London

The tradition of Christmas lights in London began in 1954 after World War II when shops and businesses wanted to present themselves as attractive places to visit. It began to light up the streets, create events, and attract people.

Keep in mind that Christmas in London begins in early November. Here are the places where you will find the best Christmas lighting in 2022 :


Take a cruise on the Thames at night with dinner and live music, like a romantic movie. We'll give you other options below, but enjoying your partner and London's Christmas lights with a luxury dinner aboard a panoramic boat is a sure hit.

Christmas Lights on Regent Street

Regent Street pioneered the tradition of Christmas lights on London's shopping streets. In addition to giving it a touch of glamour, every year, the official lighting of the lights is done with the presence of a famous person.

  • The lighting of Christmas starts on November 9, 2022.

  • As a travelling curiosity, you should know that in 1996 the Spice Girls were in charge of this event and that the street is one of the oldest in London. It has been there since 1825.

This year there are over 300,000 bulbs, and one of the most famous places to see Christmas lights in London.

How to get there:

Nearest Tube stations: Oxford Circus (with the Victoria, Bakerloo and Central lines), Piccadilly Circus (with the Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines) and Green Park (with the Victoria, Jubilee and Piccadilly lines). You may also experience the greatest luxury chauffeur service from Imperial Ride while travelling across London on Christmas.

Christmas lights on Oxford Street

They keep their design secret because they compete with New York and Sydney every year. The lighting of Christmas lights is also done by a celebrity every year. Be careful because November 2, 2022, is the turning on Christmas lights.

Christmas shopping in London

It's fun to purchase traditional presents from Santa Claus or the Kings in London. You have a thousand stores, and you want to enter all of them, so since it's easy to go crazy, at least include the Christmas essentials:

Hamleys Toy Shop

With 8 toy plants, if you have a pending children's gift, you will find it for sure. Well, we will tell you that, in reality, you also find the perfect gift for the occasional adult.

Camden Town Market

London's second most important and famous flea market, after the Portobello Road antique market in Notting Hill.

If you want to get to know the most curious shops in the city, try foods from all corners of the world or get to know the different cultural currents.

M&M's Store 

It is also open every week from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 12 pm and on Sundays from 12 pm to 6 pm.

Even if you don't like chocolate, or chocolate balls that melt in your mouth are not your favourites, we recommend you take a tour of the three floors without missing a single one. Also, at Christmas, it has an added charm.

Skating on an Ice Rink, a Christmas Classic in London

Here we are a bit treacherous and recommend it to you without trying. We haven't dared because the skate thing is not our thing, and we prepare for it. But even if it is your case, it is worth it. If you are more agile, you will enjoy it.

Here are two very charming ice rinks in London:

Ice Rink at the Natural History Museum

Open from the end of October 2022 to mid-January 2023. We leave you here on their website, where you also have their entry prices.

As soon as you arrive, you will see it. It is located on one side of the Natural History Museum, in front of the main facade, but quiet. Next to the track, there is also a carousel and a small bar where you can have a hot chocolate or something to eat while you enjoy the moment of being there.

Somerset House Ice Rink

Somerset House is a neoclassical mansion located on the north bank of the River Thames and very close to Covent Garden. Also, at Christmas, it installs its ice rink.

Open from November 16, 2022, to January 15, 2023. Sure you're coming, don't tell us more. We leave their website here so you can have all the updated price information.

Travel on Christmas with Imperial Ride

Christmas 2022 is coming, and you must move around London quickly and comfortably. For this, nothing better than our chauffeur service in London. And it is that both our high-end vehicles and our uniformed drivers will save you from traffic jams, parking and transport overcrowding this coming Christmas 2022 in the UK.

Our fleet and prices delight our passengers because our chauffeur service for Christmas is punctual, we know all the traffic flows in London during the morning, afternoon and night. In addition, we are experts in offering comfort and luxury at an affordable price.


If you are travelling as a family to the city now, you are surely looking for activities suitable for all audiences. That is why I have created a specific article for you with the best things to do in London at Christmas with children. I hope you find it useful!

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