7 Alternative Things To Do Around Victoria This Christmas

Headline Date 05-12-2018

Victoria is well known as home to some of London’s most popular landmarks and sights such as the Royal Palaces, St James’s, Green and Hyde Parks, Sloane Square, Harrods and one of the busiest transportation hubs – Victoria station. However, there are so many other unique things going on in the area, especially this festive season that we wouldn’t want you to miss out on!

Here’s our list of 7 alternative things to do around Victoria this Christmas.


  1. Participate in Victoria’s Christmas Festival

We’re hosting a series of events this festive season that are suitable for colleagues, friends and families of all ages.

From 4 – 6 December, the popular snow globe attraction is returning to the Victoria Place Shopping Centre and will be open to the public to enjoy and take pictures from 11:00am to 3:00pm.

On 13 December the annual Victoria BID cracker prize draw will take place at Cardinal Place from 12:00pm – 2:00pm. 1,000 crackers will be handed out to passersby containing prizes and vouchers from local businesses. There’ll be over 140 chances to win yourself an early Christmas gift!

  1. Have Fun at Westminster Cathedral Christmas Fair

Like most of London’s other well-known viewing platforms, the bell tower at the cathedral offers a 360˚ view of London’s sights. The cathedral itself is a striking neo-Byzantine building with red and white striped brickwork. Victoria Privilege card holders can also now receive 25% off trips to the viewing tower.

On 9 December, a Christmas Fair run by Friends of the cathedral will run from 9:30am – 2:30pm. They’re accepting donations and volunteers for the fair and on the day leading up to the fair.

  1. Watch Hamilton at Victoria Palace Theatre

The festive season is usually known for celebrations with lavish food and drinks, but there is so much more to enjoy in Victoria for theatre lovers. Hamilton is currently showing at Victoria Palace Theatre from now until 30 March 2019. Champagne and VIP receptions are also available for the ultimate festive experience.

  1. Visit the Queen’s Gallery with Family

On 15 December, the Queen’s Gallery is holding a festive event with a difference!  

The event will start in the Millar Learning Room where their storyteller Lucy, will narrate a winter’s tale from Russia, ‘Father Frost & the Snow Maiden’.

Afterwards, there’ll be a viewing of the painting The Marriage of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 26th November 1894, and then you’d be allowed to create your own enchanting artwork using the materials provided.

The storytelling session will last for approximately 20 minutes and run at 11:30, 12:30, 13:30 and 14:30.

  1. Enjoy a Christmas Party at Westminster Boating Base

Westminster Boating Base is an independent charity located on the River Thames in a small riverside park; teaching dinghy sailing, powerboating, kayaking and canoeing to young people and adults.

On 16 December, they’re having a Christmas party for members, users, family and friends. Attendees are requested to arrive at 11:45am for a 12:00 – 3:00pm Christmas sail and kayak. After a party will commence to include indulging in food and drinks, light entertainment, an annual prize-giving, visit from Santa and a raffle draw.

  1. Watch The Messiah at The Other Palace

The Messiah is a comedy re-telling of the Nativity like you’ve never seen before. The play is led by the acting heavyweight trio of Hugh Dennis, Lesley Garrett and John Marquez.

Sit back, relax and enjoy this laid back experience running from 3 December 2018 – 5 January 2019.

  1. Breakdance at Scott Mills’ Christmas in Victoria Rooftop Silent Disco

On 14 December from 7:00- 9:30pm, you can immerse yourself in this new experience being held at the Roof Garden at Cardinal Place. Gather your best mates, grab your headphones and dance incredibly well (or not) to Scott’s winter party soundtrack.

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