Christmas shopping in London? Here are three must-dos

Jenai Laignel / 10 November 2014

If you're planning a weekend escape to London before Christmas, you've picked a good time to visit.

The capital city has a magical feel to it during the festive period, and with some of the best shops and attractions in the world, you won't be short on things to see and do.

Here are three of our 'must-dos' in the run up to Christmas:

Catch a West End show

A trip to the capital should always involve a West End show; they're a spectacle for the eyes and are guaranteed to make you feel good.

The hard part is choosing which one to see! Do you want a high-energy show like Stomp to make you get up on your feet? Or are you looking for an emotional rollercoaster performance such as Les Miserables? 

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Visit the Christmas Markets

If you really want to get into the festive spirit, head to one of London's Christmas markets.

There are plenty of options to choose from – from the Southbank Centre Christmas Market to the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. Here, you'll find unique gifts – from jewellery to toys – and, what's more, you get to shop while listening to carol singing and sipping on mulled wine. Lovely.

Read our guide to saving money at the Christmas markets.

Take afternoon tea

You can't get more of a quintessentially English experience than partaking in a spot of afternoon tea.

London is home to some of the best places to do this – from scones with clotted cream and jam to loose-leaf tea and a glass of something fizzy, what better way to refuel after a busy day of Christmas shopping?

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