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.

Christmas trees fill the entrance hall of Osterley Park and House, London

Osterley Park and House 

Wander a while the winter garden at Osterley Park, while Father Christmas waits in his decorated grotto. Find festive favourites flourishing in the house then work up a winter wreath with foliage from the estate in workshops with our gardeners.

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

Ham House and Garden 

Learn how the restoration of the monarchy meant a return of music, lavish meals and merriment at Ham House. Follow festive clues on a garden trail, meet Father Christmas in the Inner Hall and discover the traditions of Twelfth Night in the 17th century.

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

Sutton House and Breaker's Yard 

Sutton House transforms in to Santa’s sorting office this Christmas and is stacked to the rafters with well-wishes for the winter. Work your way through a family friendly adventures before meeting Father Christmas himself.

Wreath making

Morden Hall Park 

Embrace the fresh air and morning frosts at Morden Hall Park and get hands-on with a range of Christmas crafts. Learn how to make winter wreaths and beeswax candles at workshops for adults and families then visit Father Christmas in our Stableyard grotto.

A 1940s-1950s children's Christmas party at Rainham Hall

Rainham Hall 

Rainham Hall takes inspiration from its latest exhibition and explores the festive season through the lens of a wartime nursery. Expect paper chains and garlands galore this winter accompanied by performances of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch.

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 before settling down to hear from Father Christmas dressed in his traditional green garb.