6 Festive Things To See And Do In Leicester Square This Christmas

We can all agree that Christmas in the capital is a special thing. Because what our city lacks in regular snowfall, is more than made up for with the never ending supply of fun activities and palpable Christmas spirit.

And this year, Leicester Square is positively buzzing with festive things to do. So gather your friends and family and head into the heart of London to make some magical Christmas memories.

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Shop for gifts in the Christmas markets

Few things will make you feel as festive as a wander round the Christmas markets. And right in the vibrant hub of Leicester Square, you’ll find seasonal treats and market stalls galore. Whether you’re hunting for prezzies or on the lookout for some Bratwurst, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.

See a spectacular show

It’s the one you’ve all been waiting for…
Yes – this year the iconic Leicester Square Spiegeltent returns, bringing with it the Olivier Award-winning La Clique. This genre-defining cabaret ensemble will grace the stage once again, performing jaw-dropping acts that will leave audiences mesmerised. Book your ticket now to avoid missing out.

Get cosy in front of a movie

It’s no secret that Leicester Square is home to a number of fantastic cinemas. And if the weather outside is frightful (or you just fancy a break from your Christmas shopping), why not get cosy in front of the big screen? And don’t forget your popcorn!

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Spot your fave film characters out and about

You don’t necessarily have to watch a film to catch a glimpse of your fave characters…
Because many of them can be found dotted around Leicester Square! Follow the Scenes in the Square trail and you’ll find some of the best-loved characters immortalised in bronze statues. From Laurel and Hardy and Harry Potter to Batman and Bugs Bunny, it’s a hall of fame like none other. Plus you can tune into the specially narrated audio walking tour for ultimate immersion.

Spend the night at a gorgeous hotel

Christmas is a time for making memories, and sharing special moments with loved ones. And a stay at the world’s first super boutique hotel is guaranteed to make your festive season truly unforgettable. Officially the world’s first ‘super boutique’ hotel, The Londoner prides itself on providing a bespoke, tailored experience to every guest. The building boasts highly dramatic, elegant interiors as well as six unique drinking and dining offerings. Whether you need a gift for someone special or you’re looking to celebrate, this extraordinary hotel is the ultimate destination.

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Enter a Christmas competition

Keep an eye on the Leicester Square Instagram account this Christmas as there’ll be lots of exciting competitions and giveaways to enter. Launching on December 1, Leicester Square will work with brands in the area to spread Christmas cheer in the form of amazing prizes. Good luck!