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What to do in the Christmas holidays

What to do in the Christmas holidays

In fact, there’s so much going on by the river between Westminster and Tower Bridge, you could easily spend a day hopping on and off a Circular Cruise boat in order to get to see and do everything. Here’s our selection of the best:

Skate at Somerset House

It doesn’t matter how mild the winter gets, there’s always enough ice on the rink at Somerset House to help you access your inner Torvill & Dean. We can’t guarantee the best weather conditions, but there’s also the Fortnum & Mason Lodge with mulled wine and hot chocolate to keep you warm.

Nearest pier: Embankment.

Southbank Winter Market

The South Bank is hosting a Nordic-style winter market with lots of festive food, drink and gifts. Plus you get a lovely view of the river itself. A great place to find somewhere to sit and watch the world go by.

Nearest pier: Festival.

Swinging at the Tate Modern

If you fancy a break from all the tinsel but still want to have fun, pop into the Tate Modern. The turbine hall has been filled with swings created by a Danish art collective. Each swing has been designed to work best with three people because, as the publicity says: “Swinging as three, our collective energy resists gravity and challenges the laws of nature”.

Nearest pier: Bankside.


What to do in the Christmas holidays

Medieval Christmas at the Tower of London

The Tower of London isn’t just about the nasty things in life. As a royal palace it was also used as a place for celebrations, and this year, the Tower is celebrating medieval-style between 27 and 31 December. And it’s included in the usual admission price. Remember that if you book your tickets for the Tower via our website, you will not only save money on admission, but you’ll also get your Circular Cruise tickets half price!

Nearest pier: St Katharine’s.

Unlock Parliament

In the week between Christmas and New Year, Parliament will allow you to make your own laws! Sadly, it’s just a game, but in this fun and challenging immersive experience against the clock, you’ll solve puzzles and clues to enable you to pass a new Bill into law.

Nearest pier: Westminster.

If you’re visiting London over the Christmas break, why not book a Circular Cruise as a relaxing way to travel between your festive activities.