Christmas in London

By Crazytravelwoman123 | Dec 17, 2023
Europe > United Kingdom > England > London

I love London, especially London at Christmas! I spent the weekend based in Peckham but travelled far considering only two nights with only one full day.

On the first evening we arrived, we stayed at the Travelodge, arriving by 6pm. Then at 8pm we ate at Persepolis. A brilliant vegetarian, Middle Eastern restaurant with lovely, polite service. I would highly recommend the feasting menu, it was sensational! I think this is one of my favourite restaurants I've ever been too!

During the full day, it was safe to say it was a busy one! We started off at Petitou for a lovely vegetarian full English breakfast and then travelled over to Tate Modern. I enjoyed visiting Tate Modern and found it absorbing and loved seeing how different art works spoke to each of us differently. Plus I took pleasure in the view from the 10th floor, you need to check it out! We then walked to the South Bank for the Christmas markets. These were amazing but it did not seem as busy compared to my previous year when I visited the North Bank. However I loved the smells and the buzz around the markets and we still had a great time and we also all enjoyed a pancake! Crossing over Charing Cross Bridge to Soho we then ate at a Sri Lankan restaurant called Kolamba. This was a gem, the chicken was beautiful and if you like spicy food I would recommend it here. Our last stop for the day was to The Alexander Palace Theatre to watch The Christmas Carol- a Ghost Story. This was a fantastic show and I would highly recommend going to see a version of this show and also visiting The Alexander Palace Theatre. The theatre is aged but has character and I felt this added to the story being told on stage! It was a feel good, festive day all round!

Our last morning/afternoon we spent in a pub called the Old nun's head- there's a story behind the name. The Old Nun's Head was a lovely place in London and loved the learning about the history of the old nunnery which once stood on these grounds. I had my favourite ever roast beef Sunday lunch here and I would come here often if I lived local. So another highly proposed place to eat in London!

Thanks for reading!

view from the Tate

view from the Tate

London United Kingdom England Christmas Things to do Europe

Share this tip:

Written by Rachael1992
Hi, I'm Rachael and love travelling in the UK and mainly Europe. I am hoping to travel more of USA and Italy

Thoughts? Questions?

See also


Tours and activities

3 Wine Houses & 10 Wines + Tapas Private Tour

Taste local & regional tapas food from Porto and the North of Portugal, learn how table wine and Port Wine are made and stored, visit a Port Wine Cellar.

Vatican Tour, Express Entry (skip the line)

This service includes the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica with a privilege to avoid long queues (skip the line).