Alternative Christmas Activities In London

Things to do

Ok, so we all know the usual Christmas markets, ice skating and mulled wine bars. But, what about doing something different for a change? London is full of fun activities and it has a lot to offer beyond the usual spots, if you just know where to look. Have a look at these quirky London events and get some new friends together to go check them out!

bompas and parr beyond the waterfall

Beyond The Waterfall

From the makers of alcoholic architecture, comes another immersive experience, this time with mermen mixologists. Guests will venture across a 20m lagoon on small boats – passing through a real waterfall – before arriving at the distant shore. There, they will embark on a journey of self-discovery, roving among an Aladdin’s Cave filled with piles of gemstones before arriving at the hidden cocktail cavern.

christmas at hogwarts

Hogwarts In The Snow

See the famous sets of the Harry Potter films decked out on festive decorations and discover how film-makers created fire, ice and snow that never melts. Christmas trees will line the Great Hall, the Gryffindor common room will be dressed for the season and a blanket of filmmaking snow will be meticulously applied to the majestic Hogwarts castle model.


Eis Haus

Visit this pop-up ice lounge & real ice bar, only here for the holiday season. World-class ice artists have created a stunning interior with hand carved sculptures, using over ten tones of purified crystal clear ice… literally everything you see and touch is made of ice!  Plus you get a complimentary shot of Ice Vodka in a real ice glass.

And, as always, if you want to get a group together to go to any of these fun quirky christmas events, make sure to create a social on citysocializer and let some new friends join you!


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Kristine Tsiknaki

Hey! I'm Kristine and I love writing about fun things to do in London. Check out my London and travel photography on instagram @DarcRose22