Tired of London, Tired of Life - A website about things to do in London

10 December 2011

Attend Santacon

In what has the potential to either be absolutely awful or great fun, an annual tradition has begun that Londoners (including a fair few antipodeans) dress up as Father Christmas for a march around London on this weekend every year.

It's kind of like a Christmas flashmob, and the early birds meet in the questionable location of the Wetherspoons in Victoria Station at 10am, then push on to Trafalgar Square at 12:30 , before moving to The Horse Hospital for Christmas-themed films, and finishing the night at Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes.

You can follow their antics by using the twitter hashtag #ldnsanta or find out more at http://www.santacon.co.uk/

^Picture © vtwentyone used under Creative Commons^


  1. You've got to be kidding? You're tired of London? I'm on the other side of the world in boring Pennsylvania but a trip to London has been at the very top of my bucket list for two years now. I wish I could trade places with you for the day. I would have probably been the first of Santa's in my red suit and hat, ho, ho, hoing all around London ... LoL.

  2. Hi Dee, thanks for popping by. I don't know why, but it's always Americans that don't understand that I really love London, and this blog is about that. The name came from a quote about how amazing the city is and the blog is a personal mission to get the most out of the city day after day. Tom

  3. My first time at Santacon & it was the latter - great fun. Absolutely freezing but good to see masses of people in central London having a good time without it becoming a protest or riot - post & pix here http://london-underground.blogspot.com/2011/12/santas-on-tube-santacon-london-2011.html

  4. London SantaCon 2014 will take place on Saturday the 6th December!

    Official London SantaCon website: SantaCon
    Santa Costumes: Santa Costumes