Best Things To Do This Winter In London

'Tis the season to be merry? You don't know the half of it. From themed burlesque shows to alpine pop-ups, quirky immersive experiences to decadent afternoon teas; places around the capital aren't letting the frosty weather get in the way of your jam-packed agendas. To help you on your respective festive forays, we've put together a list of the very London winter events and activities.

Last updated on 10th January 2023

Craft The Most Beautiful Wreaths

From sustainable classes to beautiful bouquets and mulled wine, what's not to like about these wreath-making workshops in London? Get into the festive spirit this Christmas and take home a stunning masterpiece, decked out with snowflakes, dried fruit and much more.

Sink Drinks By The Fireplace

While the humble pub has a special place in our heart year-round, it's when the chilly season arrives that they become our permanent home. And why, you ask? The fireplaces, of course. Settle by the flickering flames to tip back pints, glasses of wine and the like.

Party At An Alpine Wonderland

Keep all fingers and toes warm this jacket season with a trip to Winterland, one of the best things to do in London this December. A famous Fulham pop-up complete with alpine decor, party brunches and must-try hot mulled wine, this is a cosy experience you won't want to miss out on.

The 90's Brunch

Throughout winter, The 90's Brunch is hosting a load of exciting events. Head on over to their retro goings-on for a daytime party that includes bottomless cocktails and two tasty courses. Once you've had your fill? Head to the dancefloor as a DJ spins banger after banger.

Have Your Sides Split On A Boat

The Boat Show Comedy Club is a seriously fun thing to do this winter in the UK. Taking over a snazzy boat, the Tattershall Castle, these events promise you side-splitting laughs, courtesy of an epic lineup of hot-tot-trot comedians. And if you're thirsty, there are four bars to check out.

Smuggle Booze Into Prison

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: London on Various dates from Tuesday 21st March 2023

Trade in your sparkles and ties for orange jumpsuits and handcuffs at Alcotraz, a prison-themed cocktail bar. If you're looking for fun things to do in London this January, it will see you sneaking past a wicked warden, avoiding shady inmates and sipping on bespoke tipples.

Brunch And Listen To Hip Hop

Hip Hop Brunch LDN is making sure that you have a jam-packed winter by hosting a bucketload of fun events. Not only will they whip you up a mouthwatering two-course meal, but also serve you up 60 minutes of bottomless drinks and lots of skank-worthy tunes.

Discover the city's winter pop-ups

While the weather outside is frightful, the city's pop-ups are oh-so-delightful. Get to know the top seasonal igloos, festive cabins and themed cinema screenings, as we've rounded up some of the best places to go when visiting London in winter.

Indulge in some gooey fondue

Ah, cheese. It's one of life's greatest joys, especially around the chilly season. So if you're looking for the best things to do in England this winter, have a gander at our guide to the top dogs of fondue, serving oozing, molten, heavenly nibbles of deliciousness.

Ascend To This Famous sky-high bar

Sky Garden is always a popular spot, thanks to its epic views of the capital from above, as well as its tasty food and drinks. But did you know it also hosts a mega lineup of top-notch events? It's sure to keep you entertained with its live music sessions and tasting experiences.

Enjoy a garage brunch

Throughout winter, Garage Brunch is hosting a whole load of exciting events at top secret London locations. What to expect? Free-flowing cocktails, a two-course feast and some of the hottest UKG music artists bringing the vibes with non-stop bangers.

London Dreamtime

Showcasing horrific events such as The Highgate Vampire, Ghost of Christmas and The Snow Queen at the Asylum Chapel, London Dreamtime has plenty to offer this winter. All this takes place at a super secret location so be sure to nab your ticket.

Cosy up at a winter restaurant

Cuffing season is finally upon us, so snuggle up with your beau at one of the city's cosiest restaurants. If you're looking for things to do this winter in the UK, the capital is home to hangouts showcasing roaring fires, comfort food grub and twinkling lights galore.

The Five Points Brewing Co

The Five Points Brewing Co in Hackney has a boatload of events for the winter season. From beer-fuelled sewing clubs, where you'll learn how to make beautiful yarn masterpieces to guided tours and tastings, this Mare Street venue is bound to keep you busy.

Bake Up Some Christmas Treats

Head to the gorgeous Biscuiteers' icing cafés this winter and you'll be able to make your very own tree decorations and themed biscuits. The perfect experience for chilly days in the capital, this is sure to make for one unforgettable Christmas treat.