Spending Christmas In London

London is a place which appears on pretty much everyone’s travel bucket list at one stage in their lives. It is the place the Queen of England calls home, and also where most of the largest buildings in the UK reside. London is an incredibly diverse city- it has beautiful parks, bustling business areas, cultural hotspots and historical sites. But have you ever thought of spending your Christmas in the UK’s capital?

If you are thinking about travelling elsewhere for your festive celebrations this year, then London should be way up there on your bucket list. In December, the whole city transforms into a winter wonderland, and there are plenty of fun activities to keep you entertained.

In Trafalgar square, you’ll be able to see the massive Christmas tree which is donated by Oslo every single year. It is lit up with thousands of lights and decorated beautifully to light up the square throughout December. You might even be able to watch carol singers underneath the tree on certain days of the week to get you in that festive mood.

London is incredibly well-known for the ice-skating rinks which pop up all over the city during the winter period. There are plenty of ice rinks to choose from and you’ll be able to have a fun night with friends or a romantic skate with your partner during December.

As far as shopping goes, you’ll be able to enjoy the many fairs and Christmas markets which go on all the way through the month. You’ll be able to feel immersed in festive cheer as you walk through stalls with Christmas gifts, foods and drink. You can even celebrate the yuletide festival in the capital too.

During this time of year, Hyde Park opens its winter wonderland which runs from the middle of November to the first of January. It features a fair, Christmas markets and plenty of games for the whole family. It’s an amazing place to go for a walk and get yourself truly into the Christmas spirit.

You’ll also be able to go for a look around the VA museum, go for a spot of karaoke at Bunga Bunga in Covent garden, or just simply walk around the high street and visit the huge department stores. The city is a buzzing hive of activity this time of year and will make you really enjoy the festive season.

If you plan on staying in the capital until Christmas Day itself, you will be waking up to a beautiful, serene sight with quiet streets and lots of lights. If you want to go and eat in the city for Christmas dinner, there are plenty of places you can go as a lot of different restaurants and pubs will be open for you to enjoy. You’ll be able to enjoy the full spirit of Christmas in the city by walking through the streets during the day, and then going out for a meal and to celebrate in the evening. If you are looking for a festive city break, London is definitely one you will want to consider.

1 Comment

  1. November 16, 2017 / 6:20 pm

    I lived in London for the lead-up to Christmas last year and loved it. Was so magical and exciting! I'd like to visit again this year if I can 🙂 xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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