Christmas in London: 6 Romantic things for couples to do in London this Christmas 2019
Christmas in London is a particularly romantic time of year. This is why the capital is inundated with loved-up pairs, all wanting to enjoy what London has to offer. So, whether you fancy a festive afternoon tea, or a skate on the rink at Somerset House, here are 6 of the most romantic things you can do at Christmas in London.
Six Romantic Activities for Couple this Christmas in London
Claridge’s Christmas Afternoon Tea
- Brook Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 4HR
- From: 02/11/19 – 01/01/20
- Prices: Mon-Fri – £85 p/p, Sat-Sun – £90 p/p
There’s afternoon tea, then there’s afternoon tea at Claridge’s. Pull out all the stops for your loved one with afternoon tea at one of London’s most famous hotels. Specially created for Christmas in London, the chefs at Claridge’s have created a delicious menu, fit for royalty. Start off with a glass of fizz, then settle down to a range of seasonal sandwiches including bronzed turkey and stuffing and truffle egg mayonnaise. Raisin scones are served with clotted cream and a gelee (not ordinary jam!) then a selection of handmade festive pastries and of course, the best tea you’ve ever tasted.
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides through Richmond Park
- Petersham Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 5HS
- From: 29/11/19 – 05/01/20
- 10am – 2pm
- Prices: £145 for 2 people + booking fee
Nothing says Christmas in London like a horse-drawn carriage ride in the park. Snuggle up under a warm blanket with your loved one and enjoy warm mince pies and mulled wine. Your carriage journey will last 60 minutes but the whole experience is 90. You’ll get to see the park in all its glory and pop into the stables too.
Christmas at Kew Gardens
- Kew, Richmond, London, TW9 3AE
- From: 20/11/19 – 05/01/20 (5pm – 10pm advance booking only)
- Prices: from £18 per adult, from £52 per family, from £11 children 4 – 16, free for under 4s
Kew Gardens comes alive at Christmas. With thousands and thousands of Christmas lights, you can walk under golden cascades of twinkling stars, stroll amongst the immersive vines and marvel as they change colours. Or why not stay for the spectacular laser display?
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
- Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH
- From: 21/11/19 – 05/01/20
- Prices: Free
If you want to be spoiled for choice of activities then Hyde Park is the place to head to. For some people, this is what Christmas in London is all about. For a start it is free, secondly, there is so much to do, and such a variety too. Walk through an ice version of Dicken’s Christmas tale. See the wonderful ice sculptures as you follow the path through Victorian London. Or why not take a seat at Zippos Circus and be wowed by this modern act? There are also hundreds of rides, street food stalls and markets selling Christmas gifts.
The Shard – Festive Afternoon Tea
- Aqua shard, 31, St Thomas Street, London Bridge SE1 9RY
- From: 18/11/19 – 01/01/20, 1pm – 5pm
- Prices: £67 (with a glass of Veuve Clicquot), £72 (with a glass of Veuve Clicquot Rosé)
Head to the 31st floor where you can sit and enjoy afternoon tea with the best view of London. Indulge in freshly baked vanilla scones, homemade cakes and pastries, clementine trifle, turkey and cranberry sandwiches. There are vegetarian and gluten-free options. Take a later booking and watch the wonderful Christmas London lights appear.
Somerset House Ice-Skating
- Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
- From: 13/11/19 – 12/01/20
- Prices: £11 per adult
It’s back in time for Christmas in London and celebrating a 20 year anniversary. Somerset House is open for 2019 and it is bigger and better than ever. There are lots of options to suit romantic couples. You can skate on one of the special music nights under the huge Christmas tree. Or why not book a night skating session? Add some luxurious extras to make your experience even more special. For example, order the couple package of two Black Cherry Bellinis and pastries, or a Baileys Hot Chocolate by the rink? Why not round off your skating with a meal at a nearby restaurant? And don’t forget Fortnum’s Christmas Arcade just around the corner.