Unmissable Experiences to Enjoy in London This December


It’s December and London is sparkling with festive light displays! There are plenty of exciting events and exhibitions happening around the city. While enjoying the Christmassy vibes, don’t forget to explore some unique and immersive happenings off the beaten path. Check out our list of things to do in London this December!

Gingerbread City

The Museum of Architecture is hosting the Gingerbread City exhibition, which runs from 2nd December to 7th January this year. You can explore a whole city made entirely out of gingerbread candy and frosting and marvel at the moving trains and twirling parts created by more than 50 talented architects and designers. This year’s theme is Water in Cities, emphasising the importance of protecting this vital resource. It’s a great way to get into the holiday spirit whether you’re travelling solo or with family!

Book a primely located and luxurious holiday stay at Chilworth Hotel London. You can enjoy a seamless blend of peace and thrill as you relax in chic, airy rooms after a joyous exploration of some of the best year-end events happening near you!

The Moonwalkers

Get ready for an unforgettable experience this December with “The Moonwalkers”. Hollywood actor Tom Hanks is the voice behind this incredible audio exhibition that offers a unique perspective on mankind’s past and future voyages to the moon. You’ll be fully immersed in stories about the Apollo moon mission, complete with intricate details.

From December 6th to April 21st, 2023, you can witness this spectacular exhibition at the Lightroom in Kings Cross, easily accessible from your accommodation in Paddington London. The exhibition utilises state-of-the-art audio technology and powerful projection to bring the experience to life.

The Peter Pan Cup

If there’s one thing you shouldn’t miss in London on Christmas Day, it’s the Peter Pan Cup at Hyde Park. This is one of London’s quirkiest and oldest traditions, contested every Christmas morning since 1864. Members of the Serpentine Swimming Club take part in a 100-yard swimming race in the cold waters of Hyde Park. Reserve the perfect stay at one of the opulent hotels near Paddington Station London and keep in mind that this is a spectator sport, so, take the opportunity to watch the brave swimmers battle the currents in Hyde Park’s lido to win the Peter Pan Cup. The race starts at 9 am, so make sure you arrive on time!

Go Your Own Way

From December 18th to April 2nd, 2024, the Adelphi Theatre in the West End will be hosting “Go Your Own Way,” an exciting new event featuring music by the legendary, multiple Grammy award-winning singer, Fleetwood Mac. If you’re a fan of Fleetwood Mac, don’t miss this amazing show that beautifully recreates their passion and energy. You’ll be treated to incredible performances of hits like Rhiannon and Songbird.

So, if you’re planning a visit to London in December, make sure to add “Go Your Own Way” to your itinerary!

Here you go! Some of the most charming year-end events await you in London, suitable for people with different types of interests. Keep an eye out for exquisite Paddington hotels on special offers and make your bookings ASAP!