Five of the Best Places to Feel Festive in K&C

Kensington Palace

Enjoy a programme of Victorian themed events at this beautiful London landmark, from lantern making to music recitals. An installation of illuminated, paper-cut illustrations are also on view, inspired by the diaries of Queen Victoria.


Natural History Museum Ice Rink

Wrap up warm, wear the kids out and rediscover your own inner child as you slip and slide around the most enchanting ice rink in town. Fairy lights galore, a Christmas carousel and a smaller rink where younger children can hone their skills make the experience extra special.


Royal Albert Hall

What better time to visit one of the best known and most impressive concert halls in the world? Join in with the Singalong Carols, take your children along to go on a magical adventure to meet Father Christmas or book tickets for the Christmas Spectacular.


Victoria & Albert Museum

Worth a visit just to see the Christmas tree in the grand entrance. This year the museum commissioned StudioXAG who have designed a striking contemporary tree in wrought iron, swathed in a garland hung with decorations inspired by childhood. There are even two working toy trains travelling around the tree. The museum also has an excellent gift shop.


Andreas, Chelsea Green

We had to include this exceptional Continental grocers, as it’s one of our favourite places to buy top of the range, seasonal ingredients – they have supplied the likes of the River Café – and they are looking particularly festive this year. Buy their own label panettone and other yuletide goodies, and you can get everything delivered to your door.

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