Santa’s grottos 2019: London

Head to the capital and meet Santa at one of those adorable grottos!

Looking for a magical way to get the whole family feeling festive this Christmas? Check out our pick of the best Santa’s grottos 2019 in London…

Westfield London’s Santa’s Grotto
This is a grotto with a twist, where the whole family will be magically transported to the North Pole! Kids will meet Santa, receive a gift, and have their photo taken with the man himself. There’s also shopping in the Christmas Shop at the end.
When? 21st November – 24th December
Where? Westfield London, Ariel Way London, Shepherds Bush, W12 7SL

Santa’s grotto at Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park
Take the whole family to visit Santa’s grotto in Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park for FREE. One of UK’s most popular Christmas markets, there will be the UK’s largest outdoor ice rink, Christmas stalls, daredevil rides and you can even book tickets to ice skate or see Zippos Christmas Circus. Meet Santa at in Santa Land, which is open from 10am – 6pm.
When? 21st November 2019 to 5th January 2020
Where? Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH.

Santa’s grotto at Romford Shopping Hall
At Santa’s grotto in Romford Shopping Hall each child can expect a present and you’re welcome to take as many photos as you like!
When? 2019 dates TBC
Where? Romford Shopping Hall, 43 Market Place, RM1 3AB.

Santa’s grotto at Alexandra Palace
Visit Santa at one of London’s most spectacular venues, and your kids can even bag a framed photograph of them with the big man for a lovely memento of the day
When? 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th December
Where? Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY

MORE: The best UK Christmas markets 2019 around the UK

Santa’s Grotto at London Wetland Centre
Meet Father Christmas AND learn about nature in one fell swoop at the London Wetland Centre, where Santa’s cabin grotto is nestled among wintering birds and trees.
When? 30th November – 1st December, and 14th – 15th December
Where? WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth Walk, London, SW13 9WT

Harrods Christmas Grotto
Every year Harrod’s puts on one of the most magical grotto experiences in the UK, and this year is set to be no exception. Take a journey through a snow-covered woodland, before being immersed into a fantastical storyland where your little ones will meet the man in red himself.
When? Friday 15th November – Thursday 24th December 2019
Where? 87-135 Brompton Road, London, SW1X 7QN

Meet Father Christmas at Hamleys
Where better to meet a guy famous for giving children gifts then at one of the world’s most famous toy shops? As well as meeting Father Christmas, kids will learn special elf songs and dances, as well as bag a Christmas gift!
When? 23rd November – 24th December
Where? 88-196 Regent St, Soho, London W1B 5BT
You can also visit the Hamleys in Glasgow and Lakeside, Essex.

Father Christmas at Fulham Palace
Book ahead to ensure you snag a place for you little ones at this festive Santa’s gotto with the historic Fulham Palace as a suitable magical and majestic backdrop.
When? Sunday 1st December
Where? Bishop’s Ave, Fulham, London SW6 6EA

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