Christmas in London: the experience
London comes alive at Christmas time, with thronging streets full of people getting involved in the city’s many Christmas traditions. We take a look at exactly what to expect from London during the festive season.
7th September 2017
Based on the blockbuster film, this multi-award-winning musical follows wannabe rock star Dewey Finn, who decides to earn some extra money by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he transforms a class of A* students into the ultimate rock band. Prepare to rock-out and laugh-out-loud!
Date: Showing till 13th January 2019
Location: New London Theatre
Enjoy Halloween themed activities including costume competitions and pumpkin carving sessions. Show off your spooktacular costumes and frighten the fearless staff in their costume competition – a perfect day out for the family this Shocktober half term!
Date: 23rd-27th October 2017
Location: Eltham Palace
Meet all of your favourite Shrek characters at Shrek’s adventure, an indoor attraction inspired by the DreamWorks film. The 75 minute experience features 4D ‘DreamWorks Tours’ bus, live fairy-tale themed shows, a magic mirror maze and extraordinary animation.
Location: Riverside Building, County Hall
Get creative with the ultimate Pottery Café painting experience. Choose from a menu of handmade English pottery, select your paints and sponges, roll up your sleeves and decorate your pottery as you wish. Tea, coffee and cakes are also served.
Location: Fulham, Battersea, Richmond
KidZania is a 75,000sq ft. indoor city ran by kids! Designed for children aged 4-14, KidZania blends education and entertainment. During the 4-hour experience, children can independently explore over 60 role-play activities and test their skills in a variety of professions.
Location: Westfield London
Travel back 2000 years and journey through the streets of old Londinium to discover the life of Roman Londoners. From the museum on London Wall to the amphitheatre at Guildhall, you will see the size of Roman London AD 120, discover its landmarks, now hidden beneath our 21st century skyscrapers and learn interesting facts.
Date: On until 6th September 2018
Location: Museum of London
A unique exhibition allows you to explore one of the Britain’s most loved children’s author, Michael Morpurgo. Meet Joey the original puppet from War Horse, see a shipwrecked boat featured in Wreck of the Zanzibar, enjoy a playful area for under-fives inspired by Mudpuddle Farm Series and more.
Date: On until 25th February 2018
Location: V&A Museum of Childhood
The Athenaeum Hotel and Residences is the perfect base for you and your family to explore London. We know that travelling with a family can sometimes be a little stressful, that’s why we’re here to ensure that your visit is both relaxing and enjoyable.
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