What to do in London between Christmas and New Year

Thinking about what to do after Christmas? Interested in what activities are expected on the New Year`s eve? Or just want to run away from "Monopoly" and cheese plate? Check out the list of events that will take place in London between the Day of Gifts and New Year's Eve.

The whole week (December 25th-31st).

SKATING. Burn off extra calories on the ice of one of the seasonal ice rinks in London. Prices depend on the day of the week. We recommend booking tickets in advance.

SOUTH-BANK. Combine the trip to the Winter Market (free) with a visit to the Finnish sauna (£ 15-25, place to be booked) at South Bank and start the new year absolutely relaxed. The exhibition of ABBA Super Troupers will be held at the South Bank Center until December 30th.

CHRISTMAS AT KEW. This festival of light is the main Christmas event. The tunnel of lights and the fire garden together with the musical accompaniment attract children and adults. Rather, book tickets: they are quickly sold out. The event will last until January 1st.

WINTER COUNTRY OF MIRACLES IN THE GUIDE PARK. This festive fair with attractions will be open in Hyde Park until the New Year. Wander through the shopping lines, assess the attractions, visit the circus, skate or simply enjoy eating and drinking. Admission is free. The fair is open until 1st of January.

GEFFRYE MUSEUM. The Geffrye Museum in Hoxton closes for two years on January 7th. Why not to visit it, if possible, and not to see the Christmas Past exhibition? Admission is free. The exhibition is open until 7th of January.

LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE. Please your children with visit to Puppet Barge - a theater on a ship in Little Venice, where wooden puppets and shady dolls tell a story about a Christmas tree that nobody needs. £8,50-12, book in advance. The show can be seen on December 2nd - January 7th.

MUSIC IN THE KENSINGTON PALACE. Visitors to Kensington Palace will hear the Victorian carols and Christmas music that Prince Regent's Band will perform on XIX century brass instruments. You only need to pay for the entrance. The palace awaits guests from December 27th to January 2nd.

MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCES. In South Kensington, there are three fantastic exhibitions at the moment. Also there is organized a seasonal ice rink. Watch the whales near the deepwater exhibition (£7.50-12.50, until February 28th, 2018), take a look at the fantastic pictures of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year (£12.50, until May 2018), or go close to the living tarantula at Venom: Killer and Cure (from £9, until May 13th, 2018). You should book tickets in advance to avoid queues. Boxing Day (December 26th)

BALL DANCES. Grab your dancing shoes and visit the South Bank Center for an event with live music Strictly Winter Ballroom. Dancers of all levels are invited. The entrance is free.

A WALK FOR GOURMETS. Take part in Foodie Themed Christmas Lights Walk through the streets of Marylebone, Mayfair and Soho - and see the Christmas lights and decorations in all their glory. £12 or £9, tickets must be booked in advance. The beginning is at 17:10.

"JAWS". Watch the movie "Jaws" in Prince Charles Cinema. £8, tickets must be booked in advance. The beginning is at 17:40.

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