Christmas in London: Visit Santa in his Shrek-tacular South Bank Grotto

Even Santa sometimes gets sick of snow and winter. This year, the big man has teamed up with Shrek, the big green ogre, for a swampy grotto experience in Far Far Away, which is actually still in the heart of London…

Photo: Shrek’s Adventure! London

Shrek’s Adventure! London – a kind of Shrek-themed adventure set in Far Far Away but located on South Bank – has added a Christmas Grotto to its list of attractions which is set to open this December.

Guests who visit Shrek’s Adventure! London on selected days between December 4 and December 24 will get the chance to venture through the grotto and pose for a picture with Santa.

Shrek will also be in the festive mood and ready to pose with guests, dressed in his finest Christmas outfit.

Shrek’s Adventure! London is an immersive adventure into Far Far Away, which begins as you board a magical 3D flying bus, with the loveable Donkey.

Guests journey through the slimy Swamp, down Drury Lane and even pop by the Muffin Man’s house, as they become part of an interactive story featuring some of Dreamwork’s most loved characters including Puss in Boots, Rumpelstiltskin and Pinocchio.

When: Shrek’s Grotto runs on Saturday and Sunday from December 4 to December 19, and then Monday to Friday December 20-24. 

Tickets: Grotto entrance is included in the standard ticket price £30/£24 adult/child; discounts available if booking ahead. 

Address: County Hall, South Bank, close to London Eye and SEA LIFE London Aquarium

Website: shreksadventure.com