A Get Santa Christmas tour of London

To celebrate the release of Get Santa (in UK cinemas on the 5th December 2014), we’re taking a Christmassy look at some of the film’s key locations.  Enjoy London Mums’ Get Santa Christmas tour of London.

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In Get Santa. young Tom (Kit Connor) ‘kidnaps’ Santa’s reindeer from Richmond Park and goes on a journey to get him out of prison with his dad.

Tower Bridge

You might not quite see reindeer on Tower Bridge like in Get Santa but you get a great view of the wonderful landmark from the annual More London Christmas Market. Entry is free and you can get your hands on loads of Christmas gifts and warming food. The reindeer might not be running riot over Tower Bridge but they will appear at the market waiting outside Santa’s Grotto.




Battersea Cats and Dogs Home



In the film Santa’s reindeer are kept safe at Battersea Cats and Dogs home and whilst they aren’t the usual residents you can still get into the Christmas spirit at Battersea Park just around the corner. On Saturday 6th December 2014 you can join hundreds of other Santas on a festive run through Battersea Park before relaxing and indulging with mulled wine and Christmas cake.

All proceeds from the run go to Disability Snowsport UK who help people with disabilities to access snow sports.





Get Santa is all about helping restore the magic of Christmas after a mishap which lands Santa in Lambeth prison. Thankfully, Lambeth and its closely surrounding areas have the magic of Christmas restored and in full swing.

The Southbank Christmas market is a great place to get into the sport of Christmas with delicious food, perfect gifts and Christmas attractions.


Richmond Park


Richmond Park deer

What can be more magical than a carriage ride in beautiful Richmond Park?

I live next door to this amazing green lung of London and I consider it an extension to my garden. The best of all is that it is absolutely and utterly free. Except in the lead up to Christmas, there’s a a festive activity worth looking into. The Royal Parks Foundation have teamed up with Operation Centaur to offer an experience like no other.  A four-person carriage drawn by our beautiful greys will allow you to experience the park like you never have before.

This 90 minute experience begins at Holly Lodge, Richmond Park, where you will be met with warm refreshments, and a unique behind-the-scenes visit of the working stables, as your horses are readied.  You will take your place in the four-person Landau carriage under warm blankets, embarking on a 60 minute ride through the park in all its stark winter beauty. There will, of course, be plenty of photo opportunities en route.

Proceeds help fund sustainable conservation initiatives with the working Shire horses in The Royal Parks.

Important Booking Information:

  • The rides run on Friday 5 December, Saturday 6 December and Sunday 7 December 2014
  • There are two rides per day: one at 12.00pm and one at 13.30pm
  • Please ensure you book the correct time and day.
  • The purchase of 1 x £125 ticket admits 2 people on the tour
  • The cost for exclusive use of the whole carriage is £250 – please purchase 2 tickets if you wish to have the whole carriage to yourselves

To book your tickets, visit the Royal Parks Foundation website.

It sounds like a proper Christmas tour of London, don’t you think? Would you add any more activities? Please share them with us in the comments’ form below.

Check London Mums’ reviews of Get Santa:

Freda Cooper’s adult perspective

Chiara Kon’s child reporter’s view of the film plus FREE ACTIVITY SHEETS

Check out London Mums’ exclusive interviews with Cast members and the film director.

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