Christmas in London

There's a flurry of festive surprises to see in London this Christmas.

Our special places across the capital will be lit-up by candlelight, decked in traditional decorations and filled with Christmas cheer. Head to Morden Hall Park, Ham House and Sutton House for Father Christmas or Red House for a medieval inspired merriment at the home of William Morris.

Ham House and Garden dressed for Christmas by candlelight

Ham House and Garden 

Head to Ham House this winter and experience a Christmas by candlelight. See flickering flames reflected on gilded mirrors as natural green wreaths, swags and garlands are draped over banisters, mantelpieces and windowsills. You can also find Father Christmas among twinkling lights in the Back Parlour or enjoy a Christmas Ghost Tour (booking essential).

Father Christmas with a young girl

Morden Hall Park 

Christmas comes to Morden Hall Park in the shape of carriage rides, pantomimes and a Father Christmas grotto. Create lino-cut cards, festive wreaths, stained glass ornaments at regular 'make a gift workshops' or just enjoy the wonders of the park at winter.

Entrance hall dressed for Christmas at Red House, Bexleyheath, London

Red House 

This Christmas see Red House filled with traditional medieval festive dried hops and lavender alongside literature themed decorations. Plus look out for creative workshops and a special Victorian Father Christmas in his green suit. Fri 8 Nov - Sun 15 Dec.

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

Sutton House and Breaker's Yard 

Find your way through 500 years of Christmases at Sutton House this winter, then meet Father Christmas in a Tudor grotto complete with cosy fire. Hear enchanting stories of his adventures or tackle Christmas arts activities.

Feeling festive at Osterley Park and House, London

Osterley Park and House 

Get creative at Osterley this Christmas with traditional Wreath Workshops, try a family trail in the Gardens or visit the Treasures of Osterley exhibition in the House. Afterwards you can head to the café and treat yourself to a warming drink and a mince pie, then do a spot of Christmas shopping.

Chair installation at Fenton House by Maisie Broadhead as part of Please Sit

Fenton House 

If you're exploring Hampstead this Christmas why not stop off at Fenton House and experience the house and collections from a different perspective. There are also embroidery workshops where you can create a gift for a loved one, or why not give the class as a Christmas gift and come and do it together?

A mother with her daughter looking at a Christmas tree

Christmas at Rainham Hall  

Enjoy a relaxed festive season at Rainham Hall. Step into a Christmas Carol scene in the cosy historic stables. Take crisp winter walks in the garden or choose from family activities indoors. There's festive food and plenty of shopping while you soak up the atmosphere.

River Thames at Runnymede winter view

Christmas at Runnymede

Visit Runnymede this Christmas for a moment of peace away from the hectic rush of the high streets.