Christmas & New Years In London

If you are spending Christmas and New Year away from your family, do not worry, there are plenty of exciting events happening around London, many that won't damage the budget. It may be cold but get outside and enjoy what this wonderful time of year has to offer.

Embrace the Christmas spirit and visit some of the best light displays for FREE in London. Places to visit are Oxford Street, Sloane Square, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Regent Street, where the streets are decked out in beautiful lights which definitely sets the scene for your Christmas and New Year celebrations.

For those needing a bit of help with their Christmas shopping, the world famous Portobello Market is ideal for shopping. The market has a range of antiques and rare vintage clothing, where you can pick up a unique present at a bargain price. Open daily, with Saturday being the main market day with the antique, fruit and veg and flea market open. For more festive markets around London visit: .

Hyde Park’s ‘Winter Wonderland’ is the ultimate Christmas extravaganza, guaranteed to get you in the festive mood! Winter Wonderland has something for everyone, from Christmas market stalls with handcrafted goods, to a beautiful ice rink, an impressive circus and a variety of Bavarian food and drink stalls where you can purchase a number of tasty treats. This is the Ultimate Christmas experience not worth missing and FREE to enter!

The New Year is fast approaching, so don’t forget that the annual fireworks display will be held in Westminster centred on the London Eye on 31st of December 2014, where you can see the sky light up, for tickets visit

For those wanting to dance the night away into the New Year, London is hosting a wide selection of New Years Eve parties for ideas visit

Finally, from all of the City Living London team we would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!