London Events / January

Ice Skating Canary Wharf
23 October 2021 - 27 February 2022

Ice Skating Canary Wharf

Get your skates on, the countdown to Ice Rink Canary Wharf 2017-2018 is on. In November, the spectacular outdoor ice rink will be back up and running for 16 magical weeks of ice skating in the picturesque surroundings of Canada Square Park.

Take a turn on the ice, skating around the main 1300 sq m rink or gliding gracefully through the serene skate path. Back by popular demand, the path leads you on a new route this year underneath the park's enchanting canopy of trees.

If you want to eat, drink and shop all in one go, Canary Wharf is the spot. Stay close to the action at the rink-side bar, or choose from the array of restaurants, bars, and shops surrounding the ice rink. And it's not just during Christmas that you can take a spin on the ice, Ice Rink Canary Wharf opens seven days a week from November 2017 through to February 2018.

To get there from the Americana: take the Jubilee Line southbound to Canary Wharf - about 15 minutes

You can download a pdf maps of the area here

Visit their website for more information about opening times and online booking

Ice Skating Somerset House
17 November 2021 - 16 January 2022

Ice Skating Somerset House

Ice-skating at Somerset House is London's favourite winter treat. Each year, over a quarter of a million visitors come to skate or to watch friends and family skate against the romantic backdrop of the 18th century courtyard. As darkness falls, with music, flaming torches and atmospheric lighting, the grand 18th century setting and the glittering Tiffany Tree are the perfect backdrop for a romantic evening.

Visit thier website for more information and online booking

To get there from the Americana; take the Bakerloo Line southbound to Charing Cross and take the exit signed as The Strand. You can either walk down the Strand to Aldwych or take any of the buses. Somerset House is by the river on the east side of Waterloo Bridge.

Kew Gardens Trail of Lights
17 November 2021 - 09 January 2022

Kew Gardens Trail of Lights

Now in its sixth year, our 2018 winter trail will be bigger than ever before, with over a million twinkling pea-lights and thousands of laser beams. Walk under welcoming arches into a world festooned with seasonal cheer and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour

For more information and to book tickes go to their website

Ice Skating Hampton Court Palace
19 November 2021 - 02 January 2022

Ice Skating Hampton Court Palace

For a spectacular Christmas experience go skating at Hampton Court Palace. The ice rink is located on the banks of the River Thames with the truly splendid backdrop of Hampton Court Palace .

The Ice café alongside the rink will be serving warming drinks and festive snacks for those wanting to take it easy and relax after their skate or to watch family, friends and colleagues

Visit their website for more information and online booking

For information about how to get there from the Americana, other events and online booking.

Harrods Winter Sale
26 December 2021 - 24 January 2022

Harrods Winter Sale

The Harrods Winter Sale officially begins on Boxing Day and with huge discounts - sometimes up to 75 per cent off - hopeful customers are not ashamed to queue overnight to snap up the first bargains. This year credit crunched yet savvy shoppers will wait until after the day after Christmas to get their gifts at bargain prices. Around 250,000 shoppers typically make it through the hallowed Harrods doors on the first day alone and there are some serious discounts to be had on an impressive range of goods. Just be prepared to struggle with the huge, bargain hungry crowds.

Holiday Opening Hours
Boxing Day (First day of the Winter Sale) 10 am - 8pm
Friday - Saturday 28th December 10 am to 8pm
Sunday 29th December 11.30am* - 6pm
New Year's Eve 10am - 7pm
New Year's Day 12pm - 8pm     

*browsing only between 11.30am and 12 noon

Visit their website for the latest information

New Years Day Parade
01 January 2022

New Years Day Parade

London’s New Year’s Day Parade 2019 starts at 12 noon on January 1st on Piccadilly, one of the capital’s most famous thoroughfares.

The Parade route is as follows – Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Lower Regent Street, Waterloo Place, Pall Mall, Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and Parliament Street.

(Please Note: LNYDP has requested that bands march silently as they pass by the Cenotaph. To ensure you experience the full sights and sounds of the Parade, we recommend you choose a position away from this area)

The parade starts at 12 noon, visit their website for the latest information and to see a map of the route.