Unmissable Events in London on week-ends

There are tons of fantastic events happening on weekends in London if you know where to look. If you want to experience amazing celebrations, sports events, Christmas activities and many more, take a look at our top 5 things to do in London on weekends! Don't forget to share your thoughts with us! Your opinions matters. 

If you wish to stay at the VSC for a weekend to enjoy all of those unmissable events in London, you could benefit from our Sunday Saver offer and receive a 50% off accommodation charges on your Sunday night. Book here.

Christmas lights in London

Join us in London to celebrate the most magical time of the year! From November, the city gets a new look with more LEDs lights and Christmas decorations than anywhere else! Whether you are planning to visit the capital for its many Christmas markets and fairs, be sure to make time to wander around the truly spectacular illuminations lighting all around town. Here's a list of the best Christmas lights in London: 

-Oxford Street Christmas Lights: TBC

-Carnaby Christmas Lights Thursday, November 7 2019 - Sunday, January 5 2020

-Regent Street Christmas Lights: Thursday, November 14 2019 - Sunday, January 5 2020

-Covent Garden Christmas Lights: Tuesday, November 12 2019 - Sunday, January 5 2020

-Kew Garden Christmas Lights: Wednesday 20 November 2019 – Sunday 5 January 2020

Located moments away from the VSC! 


Christmas Markets in London 

During the Christmas season, London is filled with Pop-up Christmas markets that are set to impress. If you are planning a visit to London between November & January, be sure to write those down on your to-do list! 

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland is London's biggest Christmas Market and is located at the heart of Hyde Park. From mulled wine and churros to observation wheel and Funfair rides, there is something to suit your whole family's taste. 

Dates: 21st November 2019 - 5th January 2020

Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday: 10 am-10 pm

Leicester Square Christmas Market 

If you are looking for a more traditional Christmas Market, this is it!                                      Leicester Square Christmas Market is a truly magical place and a must-see when visiting London during the festive season. It is filled with lights hanging from trees & wonderful crafts and treats. 

Dates: 7th November 2019-5th January 2020

Christmas By The River at London Bridge 

Each year, Christmas by the river returns to illuminate the iconic London Bridge. With a breath-taking view of Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and the city skyline, this Christmas Market experience is one you will never forget. From delicious pop-up foods to independent vendors stalls, Christmas by the River is one of the most popular places to be!

Dates: 26th November 2019-5th January 2020


Free Museums 

In London, you are never far from a museum. There are more than 170 of them, including some of the best in the world. Here are a few of our favourite ones that are open and free on a Sunday.

British Museum

Retrace human history & immerse yourself into a wonderful world of Art and Culture in the permanent collection of eight million different works dating back to the British Empire.

Address: Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG

Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 10 am-5.30 pm

The Natural History Museum

Explore a vast range of specimens in this world-famous museum and discover the natural environment through exciting exhibitions such as the wildlife garden and the earth galleries. 

Address: Cromwell Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 5BD

Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday: 10 am-5.30 pm 

National Maritime Museum 

A top 10 visitor attraction in London. The National Maritime Museum is home to the Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark, and the Queen's House Gallery within a UNESCO Wolrd Heritage Site.                                                                                                                           Entry to the National Maritime Museum and The Queen's House is free.

Address: Park Row, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 9NF

Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday: 10 am-5 pm


Sport Events 

If you are a fan of sports, you will want to head to a London stadium and experience a game, London style. Here's a list of some of the sports events coming up in London that are happening on weekends: 

Annual NFL International Series 

FINA/CNSG Diving World Series 2020 #4: Friday 27th - Sunday 29th March 2020

FA Cup Final: Saturday 23rd May 2020

UEFA Euro 2020: 14th June - 12 July 2020

World Skate Street League Skateboarding World Championships: DatesTBC

2021 UEFA Women’s European Championship: Dates TBC

& many friendly football matches are happening over the weekends. Click here for the full list.  


festivals 

During the cold season, London is buzzing with plenty of festivals to satisfy all of your tastes. From food to music festivals, here's a list of all the best ones happening on weekends: 

London Jazz Festival 

If you are a Jazz amateur or simply enjoy listening to amazing music, The London Jazz Festival is an unmissable event for you! The festival will take place amongst the most iconic London venues such as the Barbican, the Royal Festival Hall and in smaller jazz clubs, such as Ronnie Scott's and the Vortex Jazz Club.

Dates: 15th November – 24th November 2019

London's New Year's Day Parade 2020

Come and celebrate 2020 on the 1st of January with this parade taking place across central London and enjoy thousands of performances from all over the world! Head to the VSC when your feet start getting too cold and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea and relax in the Navy Lounge!

Winter at Southbank Centre

Every Christmas, Southbank Centre transforms into a winter festival, filled with free events and activities for the whole family! Enjoy some delicious festive snacks and hot drinks, try some of the best street food and walk around the Thames for a perfect Sunday afternoon stroll. 

Eat & Drink Festival Christmas 2019

Eat & Drink Festival is returning to London Olympia for another experience of culinary delights and festive food! Here, you will find the finest of independent artisan food producers, amazing & delicious fresh products from local farms, the best street food & mixologists in town! To us, this sounds like the perfect weekend to satisfy your tastebuds. 

Dates: Monday 20th November-Sunday 24th November 2019


If you wish to stay at the VSC for a weekend to enjoy all of those unmissable events in London, you could benefit from our Sunday Saver offer and receive a 50% off accommodation charges on your Sunday night. Book here.

 

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