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Top 5 Christmas Grottos in London

Make this Christmas in London a special one by visiting Santa in his many magical grottos around town.

Have you been good this year? Father Christmas has a present for you, and will listen to your wishes as his elves make sure everything is ready for the big day.

Santa seems to have the magical power to be in some of London’s most iconic locations at the same time! Find him at Greenwich Market or at his cosy London grotto at the zoo; take a festive river cruise with him on the Thames, or meet his fluffy huskies at London Wetland Centre.

Discover the best grottos in London and have a fabulous family day out in the capital this Christmas.

Santa’s Grotto at WWT London Wetland Centre

Head to tranquil natural reserve WWT London Wetland Centre, and find Santa’s cute huskies ready to take your little ones on an exciting sleigh ride across the meadows. Then, explore the pine forest and if you find a tucked-away little cabin, you’ve found Father Christmas’ grotto! Tell him your Christmas wishes and take part in arts workshops with his friendly elves. 3-4 Dec  

Sail with Santa on the Thames

Set sail with Santa on an adventurous cruise on the Thames with City Cruises. Enjoy a sightseeing tour on the river as Father Christmas gives out delicious edible treats and original presents to all children on board. Parents are treated to mulled wine and mince pies, as the boat passes iconic landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament and the Tower of London. 3-24 Dec

Meet Santa at ZSL London Zoo

Santa’s arrived at ZSL London Zoo, and he’s ready to meet all the kids and listen to their Christmas wishes. Enjoy a day filled with Christmas fun: catch a glimpse of Santa’s reindeer and get hands-on with festive arts and crafts activities. Book a VIP Breakfast With Santa, and enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet Father Christmas over breakfast and meet the reindeer up close. 3-24 Dec

Christmas Bricktacular at LEGOLAND Windsor

Discover a marvellous LEGO world this winter with Christmas Bricktacular at LEGOLAND Windsor. Admire a giant Christmas tree made of LEGO, and receive a free LEGO gift from Santa himself. Take part in a host of family-friendly activities and help the elves build fabulous LEGO presents. Have fun trying to spot Christmas additions to the famous Miniland, including a miniature Santa flying over Big Ben. 3-24 Dec

Santa’s Grotto at Greenwich Market

Join in the celebrations as Greenwich Market sets the scene for a host of Christmas events for kids and adults. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet Santa at his grotto in the market: he has a bag full of presents for every child who visits between 17 and 23 December. Enjoy family entertainment from his elves and browse the market stalls for festive food and unique gift ideas. 17-23 Dec

Discover many other enchanting Christmas Grottos in London, or find plenty more ideas to have a wonderful Christmas in London.