Christmas in London

Over the festive season National Trust places in London burst with seasonal splendor. Explore enchanted grottos or try your hand at Christmas crafts. Experience the festive cheer at our places across the capital from Richmond to Rainham, and when you come to see the Christmas sparkle you keep our places shining.

Visitors enjoying a winter walk in the snow in the garden at Ham House, Richmond-upon-Thames

Ham House and Garden 

During December, experience the wonderful splendour of Ham House lit by candle light then take the little ones to Father Christmas’s grotto. Or get away from it all with ghostly winter tales, followed by a walk beneath hornbeam arches to explore the maze-like grounds.

Two shore horses pulling a vintage carriage

Morden Hall Park 

See the park from a vintage tram-style carriage pulled by Shire horses, bring the little ones to visit Father Christmas, free your creative spirit with a craft workshop then discover the history of our Victorian Christmas traditions as you tuck in to a delicious three-course dinner.

Open fire with Christmas trees and gifts at Sutton House, Hackney

Sutton House and Breaker's Yard 

Meet Father Christmas and receive a lovely gift by a cosy fire. Then explore 500 years of festive traditions, to see Sutton House through the eyes of the Tudors, the Georgians, the Victorians, and even 1980s Londoners.

Father Christmas dressed in traditional green with a crown of evergreen at Red House, Bexleyheath

Red House 

Christmas combines with medieval merriment at Red House this winter. Wassail like William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelites in the orchard before stepping inside the bedecked building. Then settle down to hear from Father Christmas dressed in his traditional green garb.

A Christmas wreath on the back door of Rainham Hall

Rainham Hall 

The Rainham Village Fayre is a local celebration heralding the start of the festive season. Rainham Hall has been situated proudly in the heart of the village since 1729, and we'll be hosting crafting activities on the day to help families get into the Christmas spirit.