Top 5 Experience to Enjoy on Boxing Day in London


Boxing Day has been celebrated in London every year since the 19th century on the 26th of December. If you’re visiting the city around this time, you should know there are many exciting experiences to enjoy on this public holiday. To help you make the most of your time in the city, here’s a list of some of the best activities to consider. So, instead of spending the day indoors, read on and plan your visit!

Volunteer Your Time

Boxing Day is widely believed to have gotten its name from the boxes used in churches to collect money for the poor. These boxes were then distributed the day after Christmas. If you’re looking to stay true to the historic tradition, spend your Boxing Day in the city by ‘giving back’ and volunteering for a London charity. Do your part as you contribute towards a good cause for charities like Crisis, Whitechapel Mission, and Trussel Trust. Experience a luxurious stay at Park Avenue Hyde Park, boasting classic Georgian features, contemporary rooms, and exceptional comfort.

Catch a Broadway Show

If you’re in the mood for a feel-good show or just want to treat yourself to some much-needed theatrical entertainment, Boxing Day is the perfect time to do so. With your stay at one of the hotels near Paddington Station, you can choose from a variety of shows, such as Peter Pan at the London Palladium, Aladdin at Hackney Empire, or some cult favourites like Frozen the Musical, Elf the Musical, The Nutcracker and many more that are playing at the West End.

The Boxing Day Sales

Boxing Day is synonymous with a delightful, discounted shopping experience in London! If you love shopping, you can have a great time at Westfield London, which provides a fantastic indoor shopping experience with renowned big-name retailers and premium department stores. For a more sophisticated shopping experience, you can visit the most popular and world-renowned shopping streets in London, such as Oxford Street and Regent Street. If you are looking for a stylish shopping adventure, fuel yourself with a sumptuous meal at the Park Hotel Restaurant and don’t forget to add luxury boutiques and labels that offer great offers in Covent Garden and Bond Street to your list!

Visit Winter Wonderland

If you’re looking for some exciting Winter Wonderland destinations to explore in London on Boxing Day, then Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, steps away from your accommodation near Hyde Park should be at the top of your list! This iconic attraction offers an unforgettable experience featuring a mythical frozen world made with 500 tonnes of ice, roller coasters, thrilling rides, an ice bar, and a wide selection of food and drinks. Additionally, you can try your skills on the ice at incredible ice-skating rinks at Hampton Court, Alexandra Palace, or Somerset House, all boasting stunning settings.

Explore Historic Pubs

Make a booking at a crackling London pub with a seasonal British grub, to relax and enjoy your time like a true Londoner! With the festive lights shining bright and the roaring fire going, London pubs are quite magical at this time of the year. If you’re planning to head outdoors on Boxing Day in London, make sure to explore historic central London pubs to try delectable drinks and tantalising British cuisines like fish and chips and more.

Add these experiences to enjoy on Boxing Day to your itinerary and have an amazing time exploring the city at your own pace and with fewer crowds to tackle!