Festive Activities In and Around Kensington

Winter is officially here, and Kensington is positively packed with festive activities. We’ve put together our favourite things to do in the Kensington area, so you’ll never be stuck for inspiration on how to spend a weekend in the build up to Christmas.


Visit The Kensington pub with 68,000 Christmas lights

One thing certain to get Londoners in the Christmas spirit is the Churchill Arms' Christmas lights display. The beloved Kensington pub will soon turn on their Christmas lights and it's set to be nothing short of a spectacle. The pub, which is also famous for its spring and summer flower display, will be covered in 100 pine trees, illuminated by 68,000 lights.


Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Located in front of the iconic South Kensington museum, the spectacular rink is usually surrounded by thousands of twinkly lights and features a glittering Christmas tree. Don’t delay in booking, this will be the final year of the Ice Rink at the Natural History Museum.


Spirit of Christmas Fair at Kensington Olympia 

The Spirit of Christmas Fair is back at Olympia London, from 1-7 November 2021. Support and buy from over 600 independent brands, handpicked for their quality, design and originality. There will also be high-end sustainable brands enabling buyers to gift with the planet in mind, and artisan food and drink producers to keep visitors  fed and watered.


Explore Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park

Nestled in the iconic Hyde Park, immerse yourself in all things festive from 19 November to 3 January. Offering a wide variety of attractions, activities, entertainment, food, drinks and so much more. Hyde Park is transformed by thousands of sparkling lights, the perfect backdrop for a mulled wine, hot chocolate or stein of Bavarian beer.


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