What to do in London
Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival (November 2nd 2019)
This year, the hugely popular fireworks display over north London also features a German beer festival, a pagan fire-lighting ritual, funfairs, comedy, cabaret, live music and more.
Tickets can be purchased here.
Admission: from £12.50;
Where: Alexandra Palace;
Nearest underground station: Wood Green (Piccadilly line).
Diwali on the Square (November 3rd 2019)
Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights, typically lasting five days and celebrated during the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika.
This annual celebration in Trafalgar Square marks the Festival of Lights with heaps of food, music, activities and fun. The live line-up will include both traditional religious performances and contemporary Asian music and dance. Market stalls will offer arts, crafts and vegetarian Southeast Asian food and there'll be workshops and activities for all ages.
Where: Trafalgar Square;
Nearest underground station: Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines).
Bonfire Night in London (November 5th 2019)
Bonfire Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Night, traditionally marks the anniversary of the end of the plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605. The main firework action takes place on Tuesday November 5 2019, although events will run before and afterwards.
For more details and locations, please click here.
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland (November 21st 2019 - January 5th 2020)
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is London’s spectacular Christmas attraction, located in the heart of London. Open at 4pm on Thursday 21st November, Winter Wonderland is then open every day from 10am to 10pm.
Highlights of Hyde Park's annual Christmas treat include circuses, the biggest outdoor ice rink in the UK, a Comedy Club, ice sculpting workshops and a German-style Bavarian Village with live music.
More info on the official Winter Wonderlan website.
Nearest underground stations: Marble Arch (Central line), Green Park (Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria lines) and Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly line).
Natural History Museum Ice Rink (October 19th 2019 - January 12th 2020)
Set against the backdrop of the Waterhouse building, the ice rink at the Natural History Museum is one of the most magical places to be this winter.
Experience the thrill of skating surrounded by fairy lights nestled in frost-covered trees, with the smell of mulled wine in the air, or simply enjoy the view from the balcony of the Cafe' Bar while sipping a cup of coffee.
Skating session can be booked on the official website.
Admission: From £12.65, £8.80 children;
Nearest underground station: South Kensington (Piccadilly, Circle and District lines).