Celebrate Christmas this year with Viator and see the top London attractions sparkle away from the crowds!
London’s spectacular Christmas lights cast a spell over the city’s landmarks throughout the holiday season, setting the scene for a festive shopping frenzy right up until the tail end of Christmas Eve. Get in the mood long before the big day with Christmas Eve Lights Tour in London Led by Santa!, a perfect way to see the famous lights along Oxford Street and Bond Street, or take a River Thames Christmas Cruise and view the glittering lights along the embankment.
In peaceful contrast to the pre-Christmas chaos, Christmas Day sees Londoners retire from the high street excess in favor of unwrapping presents at home, leaving the city streets empty for you to explore. Enjoy the quiet with a Christmas Morning London Panoramic Tour or spend Christmas Day on the River Thames: Sightseeing Cruise with Traditional Lunch. It’s a perfect opportunity for festive photos of top London attractions such as Big Ben, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and Trafalgar Square.
If you fancy venturing further afield, then enjoy a smooth journey along quiet roads to see iconic England landmarks such as the UNESCO listed Stonehenge circle, or Leeds Castle. Spend Christmas Eve in Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath, or explore the north of England at Leeds Castle, Canterbury and Dover.
You don’t have to stay in the capital for the big day either – why not take full advantage of the lack of crowds and celebrate the yuletide season at some of England’s key attractions. Spend Christmas in Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath, in Rochester, Canterbury and Dover, or touring Windsor, Stonehenge, Bath and Lacock. If you’d prefer a more traditional Christmas, swap the touring for turkey and dig into a traditional Christmas Lunch in the Cotswolds or Canterbury.
Don’t forget the British tradition of Boxing Day, a bank holiday that’s been celebrated in Britain since the Middle Ages. Work off that second helping of Christmas pudding with a Boxing Day tour of Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath, Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Dover and Greenwich or celebrate Boxing day at Warwick Castle, Stratford-upon-Avon, The Cotswolds and Oxford.
Wherever you choose to spend the holidays, Christmastime is one of the most atmospheric times to discover England. Get the most out of your holiday travel with some of our most spectacular tours. And of course, Happy Holidays!
-Viator Travel Team