Winter is upon us and if you're looking for ways of making the most of it, then there is plenty going on.

From fireworks to Christmas at Kew Gardens, there's something for all ages.

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Winterland London

Winterland London is coming to Fulham
Winterland London is coming to Fulham

Fulham's first Thameside beach will be transformed into a festive wonderland this winter. Neverland London is bringing Winterland London to the banks of the River Thames. The beach venue will feature heated lodges, igloos and a snow-clad adult playground.

Sugar and Spice Winter Wonderland Flea Market

Ealing's Flea Market returns to the a Grange Pub on Saturday November 18 in the form of a Winter Wonderland extravaganza.

Ealing's very own chocolatier will be selling her range of delicious, artisan chocolates, and the Midnight Baker will be serving homemade cakes including the market's firm favourite, gin and tonic cupcakes.

Address: The Grange Pub, Warwick Road, Ealing, W5 3XH. Date: Saturday November 18 -12-5pm with free entry and free local parking.

Christmas at Kew

Kew Garden's after dark seasonal festival features a landscape of light and colour, with an illuminated trail highlighting Kew's trees and beautiful wintery landscape.

Follow the sparkling trail of one million twinkling lights, illuminating heritage trees and buildings through the gardens.

Fairy-tale meets fantasy in a world of singing trees, larger-than-life flora, ribbons of light, giant baubles, and a flickering Fire Garden. The Palm House leaps into life with a dazzling show of laser beams, jets of light and kaleidoscopic projections.

Little ones can catch a glimpse of Santa and his elves at the North Pole village and enjoy a vintage fairground ride. Not so little ones can warm up with some mulled wine or hot chocolate and toast marshmallows around the fire.

Date: 22 November to 1 January 2018. Get tickets here.

Christmas By The River

Christmas by the River will return this winter
Christmas by the River will return this winter

The banks of the River Thames will once again host an enchanting Christmas market this winter.

Set against a backdrop of some of London’s iconic landmarks, London Bridge City’s Christmas By The River will run from Thursday November 30 to Wednesday January 3, 2018.

Christmas by the River boasts 68 stalls selling gifts, food and drink as well as views of Tower Bridge, The Tower of London and the city's skyline.


Fireworks light up the sky during a display at Ravenscourt Park

Spectacular firework displays are returning to Hammersmith and Fulham this year with a rather unexpected yet brilliant theme.

Around 20,000 people are expected to attend the council events at Bishops Park on Friday November 3 and Ravenscourt Park on Saturday November 4.

This year’s theme is based on the famous Full Moon beach parties in Thailand, with the second of the two extravaganzas taking place beneath the glare of an actual full moon.

Oxford Street Christmas Lights switch-on

Oxford Street will turn their Christmas lights on November 7
Oxford Street will turn their Christmas lights on November 7

You know Christmas is around the corner when Oxford Street turns on its festive lights for the first time.

Europe's shopping district will do its annual switch-on on Tuesday November 7.

For the second year running Oxford Street has partnered with the NSPCC, which is joining forces with Sky Cinema to deliver Light up Christmas for Children.

Rooftop ice rink

Skylight will open a rooftop ice skating rink
Skylight will open a rooftop ice skating rink

Tobacco Dock's Skylight in Wapping has had a festive makeover and will open an ice rink on Thursday November 2.

Themed around an urban après skate bar, the east London venue will play host to delicious seasonal drinks, street food and an indulgent fondue station.

The new winter season will feature a neon-lit winter playground with London’s only rooftop ice skating rink.

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