Top 8 places to meet Santa in London

We have been told Santa will be visiting London this year. We love London in Christmas all sparkly and bright and there’s nothing more exciting than meeting Santa. We like to keep you in the loop so sharing with you where he will be making an appearances all over the capital this year. The only question to ask, is have you been naughty or nice?

Father Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall

Father Christmas needs some very special little helpers to visit his HQ, where they’ll learn Christmas magic, see a real sleigh and help Santa’s elves make enough toys in time for Christmas Eve! Father Christmas at the Hall is much more than a usual grotto and this year, the experience will be more magical than ever. In this hour long interactive experience, little helpers will journey through spaces within the historic Royal Albert Hall and meet a range of enchanting characters from the North Pole, including toy soldiers, fairies, workshop elves, toymakers, and of course, the real Father Christmas.

Winter Wonderland Hyde Park

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland will launch on 22nd November 2018, with a host of glittering
attractions, shows, activities, rides and games perfect for the ultimate festive family day out.  As part of the new and exclusively designed Santa Land, guests can seek out the huge 45m long Ice Slide as well as an Ice Trike Trail and the (FREE) Santa’s Grotto.

Christmas in Leicester Square

Christmas in Leicester Square transforms the centre of bustling London into a wonderland including traditional Christmas markets with hand-crafted goods and delicious food and drinks, a Santa’s Grotto where children can meet the man himself, plus a whole host of fantastic shows in the beautiful surrounds of a traditional 1920s spiegeltent.

Christmas at ZSL London Zoo

Get ready for stunning seasonal sparkle as Christmas comes to ZSL London Zoo like never before. Discover our historic site and iconic buildings as a one-mile illuminated pathway winds its way through the Zoo in a magical after-dark experience.


Santa’s Snowflake Grotto at Westfield London

Experience a magical world of snow. You’ll be transported to the Snow Factory in the North Pole, create your own personalised snowflake and meet Santa in his wonderful Snow Chamber.

WWT London Wetland Centre

So much to do at WWT London Wetland Centre. Including, and opportunity for a photo with Santa himself. Don’t miss, elves workshops, donkey rides, husky sleigh rides and much more.

Story-time with Father Christmas

This festive season, Father Christmas will return to Elizabeth Street, Belgravia, with a magical experience for children to enjoy. For two weekends during December only, Father Christmas will open the doors to his enchanting new log cabin, inviting London’s littlest residents to enjoy a storytelling session complete with jolly photographs and a sweat treat by Dominique Ansel Bakery.

Meet Father Christmas at Hamleys

What’s that I hear? Someone very special is making a list, checking it twice and going to find out who’s naughty or nice! Make sure you’re on the nice list and Book Now!

Jingle all the way to the Finest Toy Shop in the world to join Father Christmas and his loveable elves for fun, magic and theatre at this very special time of year. Meet Father Christmas at Hamleys is an extra special experience where children will take part in seasonal games and activities, spend time with Father Christmas and receive an extra special gift bag to take home.