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South Ken's Christmas Highlights

Embark on a festive journey in South Kensington and discover some standout highlights of the season:

1. The V&A Christmas tree:

Begin your journey by marvelling at the iconic V&A Christmas Tree. Crafted in collaboration with London-based designers Isabel + Helen, this year's tree is adorned with wind-powered turbines which elegantly rotate within their orbit, casting a radiant glow inspired by the night sky on a Winters evening.

2. Natural History Museum:

Move on to the nearby Natural History Museum, where a delightful surprise awaits. Picture the iconic T-Rex, a symbol of prehistoric might, now sporting a charming Christmas jumper.

If you are looking for an Evening activity ‘Christmas at the Museum’ on the 22nd has you covered- a night of festive fun where you can view late-night openings of ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ exhibition and ‘Titanosaur: Life as the Biggest Dinosaur’ exhibition! Plus, make sure to visit the Natural History gift shop for the best Christmas ornaments out there!

3. Imperial College London: Lates

On December 6th, immerse yourself in the cosmos at the last Imperial College Late of the year, themed 'Space’, a festive spin on the wonders of the universe.

4. Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall:

A tapestry of enchanting night events awaits throughout December. Experience a December full of iconic 'Films in concert’ and ‘Carols at the Royal Albert Hall’. Plus, on the 19th join the London Community Gospel Choir for a feel-good night of singing all your festive favourite songs!

Also, we highly recommend checking out their two-story Christmas Tree for some Christmas tree envy!

 5. Hyde Park Winter Wonderland:

A stone's throw away, Hyde Park reveals its own enchanting chapter in the South Kensington Christmas tale. Winter Wonderland, with its dazzling lights and festive markets, offers an immersive experience that captivates the senses.

6. The Luna Winter Cinema at Kensington Palace:

Step foot into the stunning Pavillion, on the orangery lawn, bedecked in festive attire for a film experience like no other. You can see just about every heart-warming, chestnut-roasting, festive classic there is from Elf, to Love Actually, Home Alone to The Muppet’s Christmas Carol. (11 - 15 December)

7. Festive Family Workshops at Japan House:

Between 27 December and 7 January, explore the cultures of Japan during the festive period with a series of free family workshops at Japan House London. 

8. Christmas Shopping:

Finally, if you're in the mood for Christmas shopping, a plethora of gift shops await. Check out our fill-your-stocking guide for all the best ones out there!

Click here for a complete guide to what's on in South Kensington this Christmas.

T-Rex at the Natural History Museum sporting his Christmas Jumper
The T-Rex at the Natural History Museum sporting his Christmas Jumper
London Community Gospel Choir at the Royal Albert Hall
London Community Gospel Choir at the Royal Albert Hall
Winter Wonderland
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

Luna Winter Cinema
The Luna Winter Cinema