Christmas in London 2014 – Things to do with kids

There are such high expectations for Christmas in London but once again my family and I are never disappointed year on year. This is the festive season families wait for all year. If you are spending the festivities in the Capital, Christmas in London 2014 is filled with things to do with kids including skating at local ice rinks across the city, Santa’s Grottos everywhere, fantastic theatre shows that everyone in the world envy us and impressive Christmas lights.

Covent Garden

As every year, Covent Garden is one of the best places to hang out. This year Lego has built a huge sleigh with Santa and Reindeers. Kids can take their photos sitting next to Santa. It’s FREE too! Every Saturday afternoon from noon until 4pm there are live reindeers which kids can feed and take  pictures with.

Christmas in London 2014 covent garden reindeer

Christmas in London 2014 Christmas Lego installation Covent Garden Piazza 2

Christmas in London 2014 Christmas Lego installation Covent Garden Piazza

Southbank

Lots of free stuff to do browsing in my favourite part of London, Southbank!

Christmas in London 2014 Southbank poster

London Christmas 2014 Southbank xmas tree

Impressive Christmas Tree in front of the Royal Festival Hall

Christmas in London 2014 Southbank market & train

Christmas Market at Southbank with a fun train ride for kids

West End Shows for everyone

There’s so much choice but London Mums’ favourite West End Shows are:

Memphis the Musical

STICK MAN BY JULIA DONALDSON

Room on the Broom

WICKED

Charlie and the Chocolate factory

Charlie and Choc2

Christmas lights in London

Just browse around Central London and get lost among the rivers of Christmas lights that are currently inundating the Capital. Magnificent but chic. The theme of Regents’ Street this year is the new movie A Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. Check out London Mums’ reviews, competition and activities related to this film.

Film review (an adult’s perspective): Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb

Film review (a child’s perspective): Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb

Win 1 of 3 packs full of Night At the Museum: Secret of the Tomb goodies

London Christmas 2014 bond street lights

London Christmas 2014 green lights fortum and mason

Fortnum & Mason facade lights

London Christmas 2014 burlington arcade

Burlington Arcade – did you know that it is forbidden to whistle under the arcade?

London Christmas 2014 chocolate big ben

Chocolate Big Ben! Just what we need to keep warm. You can find it at a stand in Leicester Square

 

London Christmas 2014 Carnaby Street

Christmas fun in Carnaby Street

Ice Rinks

Our favourite ice rink this year is at Broadgate (next door to Liverpool Street). There are so many famous ones across London (Natural History Museum, Somerset House, etc) though but we loved this one in particular as it has a fab restaurant called  The Tasting Room, a brand new luxury pop-up bar and smokehouse, which we absolutely loved. It’s worth paying a visit!

Broadgate Ice Rink Launch party 271114

Broadgate Ice Rink small

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