Have you been naughty or nice?
Santa’s got more than elves in tow on his weekly trips to Hammersmith’s Lyric Square. Families are invited to meet his reindeer and even a snowy owl before having their photos taken, followed by a heap of festive entertainment. Lyric Square, W6 0ED.
MEET SANTA AT ZSL LONDON ZOO
Help the animals have a merry Christmas as Santa and his cheery elves take over. Children can make festive treats for the zoo’s permanent residents before visiting Santa’s grotto to share their Christmas wishes. Best of all, you get the chance to meet two reindeer actually called Prancer and Dancer. London Zoo Outer Circle, NW1 4RY.
NIGEL AND LOUISE’S BASEMENT GROTTO
Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari from brilliantly weird experimental theatre company Shunt, take on Christmas with this alternative grotto show. Get ready for a 45-minute, basement-set immersive experience that will transport you and your little ones to the North Pole. ZSL London Zoo Shoreditch Town Hall, EC1V 9LT.
Take a look at the full list of London’s grottos here.