It is lovely to visit the city in the run-up to Christmas and the atmosphere is wonderful at this time of the year.

Below is a sample of just a few fantastic events: 

‘Quackmas Carol Tour’

Families will adore London Duck Tour’s Quackmas Carol Tour running from 1st to 31st December.

This delightful Christmas themed sightseeing experience, 'A Quackmas Carol Tour', written by Charles Duckins, tells the story of the Spirits of Past, Present and Future, who need to be rescued from the most horrible Mr Scrooge!  Families can jump on board a ‘Duck’ and relax as they drive and sail by the South Bank and beyond.  Children will find the trip amazing fun.

Price: from £27.50 pp. 

‘ – Alice for the Online Generation’

Why not visit the National Theatre to watch ‘ – Alice for the Online Generation’, on 23rd Nov 2015 to 15th Mar 2016

This is a new musical inspired by Lewis Carroll's iconic story, and explores the coming-of-age adventure that looks at the blurred boundaries between our online and offline lives. Combining live theatre and digital technology with striking costumes, sets, lighting and video projections, is brought to life on stage.

Price: from £15 pp.

Spot Santa cruising along Southbank

City Cruises are running festive cruises on the 28th & 29th Nov and every Saturday/Sunday during December

The trips will be great fun for all ages and Santa is looking forward to meeting everyone on board the Thames Grotto Boat! Children will receive a gift from Santa and adults can partake in mulled wine and mince pies. A café-bar is also offering steaming hot chocolate and Champagne.


£25 per adult and £15 per child (ages 3 to 17)

A visit to London is always a delight over the festive period. The Southbank website has many other events to pick from: