It’s that wintry time of year again when we swap our jumpers for coats, brogues for boots and dig out dusty decoration boxes. 🎄
While it might be tempting to curl up on the couch with a blanket, there’s no need to hibernate! 🐻
On a winter day there’s plenty of fun to be had – from big events like Brent 2020 London Borough of Culture to local gems at Canary Wharf Winter Lights. Here’s our top picks of unexpected and affordable things to see and do in London this winter. ❄️
Brent 2020 London Borough of Culture
Enter RISE, the opening event. a large-scale outdoor display with a local community cast of hundreds which tells the story of Brent through dance, projection and film, with an incredible soundtrack. 🕺
🔎 Saturday 18 January 2020, 7pm outside Wembley Stadium, Olympic Way.
See the lights, enjoy the sights
Dazzle your Instagram followers with your luminous selfies and shimmering snaps. 🤳
The glittering fun doesn’t stop when Father Christmas finishes his round trip – mark Canary Wharf Winter Lights in your diary for January! 📅
🔎 Thursday 16 – Saturday 25 January 2020, Canary Wharf.
With so many options to enjoy the outdoors there’s no excuse to hide inside!
Once you’ve got your adrenaline rush, take a wintry stroll in one of London’s many picturesque parks like Richmond, Hampstead Heath, Kensington Gardens and Greenwich Park. Snow angels, anyone? ⛄
London’s Chinese New Year celebrations are the largest outside Asia! Enjoy a day of colourful parades, performances and displays in and around Chinatown and London’s West End. 🧨
Before you know it, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner in mid-February. No matter your relationship status, there’s a day for you – celebrate Galentine’s Day with your girlfriends on 13 February or Singles Awareness Day on 15 February. 🙌
Wet weather plans
When the rain comes, remember to take advantage of London’s incredible year-round and free museum collections. Be sure to check out special exhibitions like the Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year or what’s on at the London Transport Museum. 🏛️
Need more inspiration?
Explore more than 500 museums, galleries, street art and more, all within a short walk or bus ride from each Underground station with our interactive Cultural Maps.
Plus, with our Hopper fare, you can take unlimited bus or tram journeys anytime, anywhere for £1.50 within one hour of touching in!
Go and discover London off-peak this Winter at Time Out.