8 things to do in London during Twixmas

Santa has come and gone, you’ve had your fill of figgy pudding, and have survived yet another chaotic Christmas with your loved ones. With the main event over it's likely you've been left thinking, what now? Enter Twixmas.

People cheer and dance by the bavarian  bar at winter wonderland.

What is Twixmas?

You know that awkward time between Christmas and New Year where no one really knows what day it is but they aren't quite ready to take down the decorations and hang up their Santa hats? That's Twixmas. 

Whether you’re looking to continue the festivities, take a last-minute Twixmas break or just need something to stop you twiddling your thumbs before the New Year, this list of the top things to do in London at Twixmas has you covered.

1. Make the most of the city’s Christmas celebrations

Giant bells, baubles and twinkling lights adorn Covent Garden market at Christmas 

Tick off London’s top Christmas experiences before they disappear in the New Year. Peruse the stalls of the many iconic Christmas markets, join a memorable Christmas tour, take a spin on London’s best ice-skating rinks and cheers to the end of a fun festive period with a mulled wine at a winter rooftop bar.

Didn't manage to make a visit to the top Christmas attractions? Grab the last few spots at Winter Wonderland or head to Kew Gardens for a fun day out with the family.

2. Take a festive day trip out of London

People walk along the cobbled streets of York at Christmas when buildings are decorated with trees and lights.

Make the most of your Christmas break by exploring another exciting UK destination on a Twixmas coach holiday with our top days out from London.

Discover the beautiful architecture of the historic city of Bath, uncover hidden gems as you wander the cobbled streets of York, venture to the coast for a stroll along Brighton beach or head to Paris for a magical day in the city of light.

3. Catch a London show

A woman is singing on a round stafe and with the audience seating all around during a festive show at La Clique.

There are plenty of entertaining Christmas shows and pantomimes this festive season, with many top shows such as La Clique and ELF The Musical playing well into the New Year.

During London Twixmas you can also enjoy an exciting programme of special festive performances. Last year music-lovers could enjoy events such as Cadogan Hall for Christmas at the Movies, the Magic Circle Christmas Show and Mozart Concertos at Christmas by Candlelight at St James Church in Piccadilly.

4. Grab a designer bargain at Bicester Village

Three ladies walk through bicester village carrying shopping bags.

Make the most of the festive sales this Twixmas and head to Bicester Village for quality goods from top brands at a heavily discounted price.

Just a short train ride from London, and with many restaurants and cafes to unwind in after some serious retail therapy, it’s the perfect place to pick up a gift from you to you, or a killer outfit for your New Year celebrations.

5. Be captivated by world-famous artwork at Frameless

Two people stand in an immersive gallery in front of the rowbow on the seine painting by monet.

Discover the popular immersive art experience Frameless and the many inspiring digital masterpieces by renowned artists. Visitor to the gallery can enjoy over 42 masterpieces by artists such as Dali and Van Gogh.

6. Let the games begin at an immersive experience

three people wearing orange prison jumpsuits, sat down in a cell, smiling and holding their cocktails up in the air

Get into the competitive spirit and take on your friends at a virtual gaming challenge or become a part of the story at an immersive theatrical experience.

From falling out with family over a game of Monopoly Lifesized, and becoming bootleggers at the notorious Alcotraz Prison to mind-bending interactive exhibits at the Twist Museum. There are plenty of exciting immersive experiences to be enjoyed across the city this Twixmas. 

7. Take the time to unwind at a London spa

The Retreat at The Londoner spa pool.

After the chaos of Christmas what better way to recover than by treating yourself to a spa day in London. Relax in the luxurious settings of The Londoner Hotel, do some laps in the 18-metre pool at Rena Spa or refresh and detox at the thermal spa at Chelsea Harbour Hotel.

8. Grab a meal at a top London restaurant

Roast dinner plates and drinks on a table at the chelsea pig.

Whether you’re catching up with friends to dish Christmas Day gossip, or reuniting with relatives for belated celebrations, London has plenty to offer when it comes to dining out. With many of the city’s best restaurants offering a spectacular festive menu. 

Looking to discover the best cuisine in the city while ticking off exciting new neighbourhoods? Why not try out some of London’s best food tours.

Take a look at even more exciting things to do during Christmas in London and plan ahead for the New Year.

Discover the best things to do with families in the capital or plan your next epic day out in London using our top itineraries for inspiration.

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