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Top Five Things to Do in London for Christmas

Regardless of whether you're a first time visitor or a local, don't miss out on the festive spirit in London this Christmas!

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From our central London location in the heart of Kensington, Avis Prestige is surrounded by an array of festive attractions. We have compiled some of our favourite things to do in the city to fill your Christmas with festive spirit. 

1. London Christmas Markets

Whether you’re looking for festive food and drinks, Christmas decorations, arts and crafts, or just to feel the joyful spirit, you can find all you need at one of London’s many Christmas markets. While it’s hard to choose just one Christmas market, we are particularly fond of Winter Wonderland, just a stone’s throw away from our location in Kensington. More than a traditional Christmas market, Winter Wonderland is packed full of fairground rides and stalls full of gifts, you might even catch a glimpse of Santa Clause at this family-friendly market.

2. Ice Skating

Enjoy ice skating in front of one of London’s most iconic and historic buildings, the Natural History Museum. This is a must-see attraction as you and your family can skate around the beautiful rink with twinkling fairy lights and a majestic Christmas tree in the backdrop. Treat yourself to a hot chocolate in the cosy museum Café Bar and enjoy music from emerging UK artists.

3. Christmas Gift Shopping

Of course, shopping is on our list, as visitors come from far and wide come to London to indulge in retail therapy. Head out early and beat the crowds to enjoy the festive Christmas decorations in and around Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street. Whether you’re window shopping and taking in all the sights or picking up Christmas gifts, top department stores like Selfridges will amaze all of your senses.

4. Seasonal Concerts

From Christmas carols to choirs, London visitors can enjoy the sound of Christmas cheer throughout the city. The iconic Albert Hall and London Symphony Orchestra are our top spots, as attendees can listen and sing-along to their festive favourites.

5. Afternoon Tea

Enjoy carols, decorations and festive cheer during one of London’s top afternoon teas this Christmas. Step into Claridge’s to see their iconic Christmas tree before you enjoy your afternoon tea featuring the nostalgic flavours of Christmas, such as cinnamon, chestnuts and gingerbread. The Ritz London offers a traditional Afternoon Tea with a festive twist including The Ritz choir singing well-known carols.

Hire your dream car this Christmas with Avis Prestige…

Experience a first-class service when you hire your holiday car with Avis Prestige today. From our bespoke delivery service, including free delivery within Kensington and Chelsea, we go out of our way to ensure your experience is one-of-kind. Contact our dedicated reservation team today to discover how we can make your London visit magical this Christmas. 

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