Where to see Father Christmas in London


    Santa has hit the capital.  Here’s where to find him for a chat about that all important Christmas List…

    Winter Wonderland Christmas Grotto

    In the heart of Hyde Park’s now iconic Winter Wonderland sits Santa’s Grotto (above). The man of the hour awaits with his elves on hand to help, every day from 10am-6pm. hydeparkwinterwonderland.com

    Enchanted Christmas House

    A whole house in Islington dedicated to Christmas- with tours taken by Mrs Claus herself. Try your hand at gingerbread making, sorting presents with the elves and, of course, meeting The Big Guy himself. There are theatre sets designed and built by top artist and children’s book illustrator, Nicky Armstrong and activities and musical theatre devised by award winning author Dr Margot Sunderland as well as mulled wine and mince pies for tired parents. For more information: enchantedhouse.net 


    Duke of York Square

    Santa has nestled himself away in Duke of York Square, just off the Kings Road, surrounded by all his most hardworking elves and helpers, on hand to take photos as keepsakes whilst your little one hands over their Christmas list. The Christmas Grotto (above) will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in November from 9th November between 10am and 5pm, and Tuesdays to Sundays in December up until the 23rd. Avoid disappointment by booking early dukeofyorksquare.com

    Museum of London: Santa’s Grotto

    Santa will be residing in traditional grottos at both the Museum of London and the Museum of London,Docklands. The former will be decked out like a 19th century walk, while at Docklands there will be a Victorian Sailortown theme. Young visitors to either destination will meet Santa, have their photograph taken against a 19th century backdrop, and go home with a gift. A historical Christmas treat!

    museumoflondon.org.uk museumoflondon.org.uk/docklands

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