Christmas in London

There's a flurry of festivity across London this Christmas.

Enjoy gleaming winter gardens or explore historic houses decorated for the season.

New for 2021 is Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand.

Latest visiting update 

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops, countryside locations and many houses are open. You no longer need to pre-book at many places. Some still require booking ahead, so please check the property webpage before you travel.​

Percy the Park Keeper

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail 

This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventure at Ham House, Morden Hall Park on Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand.

Winter at Ham House and Garden, Richmond, London

Ham House and Garden, London

Explore the extensive outdoor spaces at this historic estate too, wrapping up warm against the crisp winter air. Children can take part in Percy the Park Keeper’s winter wander trail joining in the fun with Percy and his animal friends around the wintry garden. 4 December - 3 January (excluding 24 and 25 December).

Slender silhouettes of bare trees on a misty winter dawn in Morden Hall Park, London.

Morden Hall Park

Escape outdoors this winter and explore the beautiful bridges, meadows and riverside walks at Morden Hall Park. Children can explore the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail from Saturday 4 December and Tuesday 4 January (apart from Christmas Day and Boxing Day). They can join Storytelling with Elf Flora too, perfect for under 5's or make tree decorations with seeds and clay. Adults can take part in a wreath making workshop, making a beautiful natural wreath.

Winter at Osterley Park and House, Hounslow, London

Osterley Park and House

Stretch your legs in the vast outdoor estate at Osterley Park this Christmas. The Winter Garden comes into its own at this time of year, with colourful leaves, bark and flowers to spot. And if you're bringing your dog with you, they can enjoy a walk in the formal gardens throughout winter. Specially for families there's Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail from 1 – 31 December (excluding 25 and 26 December).

Rainham Hall Railings

Rainham Hall

Discover how Vogue photographer and interior designer Anthony Denney decorated the hall for Christmas and enjoy The Denney Edition, an exhibition celebrating the life and career of the former resident. New for 2021, little people can explore the garden on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail, running every Thursday to Saturday between Saturday 4 December and Friday 24th December 2021.

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

Sutton House and Breakers Yard

Explore Christmas festivities through the ages at Sutton House, with each space in the house telling an intriguing tale about it's previous occupants. The house will be decorated from Christmas from 24 November to 22 December and is open on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays for guided tours, please book in advance.

runnymede

Runnymede

Wrap up warm and head out on a frosty walk through the meadows of Runnymede, taking in artwork and memorials on your way. Warm up afterwards in the tea-room with a hot drink and tasty treat.

A pine cone being used to make a mouse Christmas decoration

Christmas crafts how to guides 

From paper chains and pine cones to scented orange slices, keep little fingers busy and learn how to make traditional decorations for a greener Christmas. Plus, watch our wreath-making masterclass video.