Unmissable Activities in London This Christmas
London, you’re more glorious than ever at Christmas time. The capital truly knows how to get into the festive spirit. Whether you love to shop, skate, eat, or chill, there’s really something for everyone to do during this period. For all you tourists heading over, check out the fantastic short-term London lets at https://www.aplacelikehome.co.uk/properties/. We’ve compiled the definitive list of activities that are a must-do in London this Christmas:
Soak in the festivity at one of the many Christmas markets
Who doesn’t love a good Christmas market? And London is one of the best cities for it. You’ll find yourself truly spoilt for choice here, with a range of Christmas markets held in Hyde Park, Southbank Centre, Tate Modern, Greenwich, and Kingston amongst others. Indulge in some seriously scrumptious seasonal snacks, and indulge in some last minute gift shopping if you’re looking for something a little more personal and handmade. Or if you’re just looking to chill, you can just mull around with a glass of mulled wine (see what we did there?)
Spend an evening in Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland November 17 – January 1
Winter Wonderland is probably London’s most popular and busiest Christmas event. Held annually in Hyde Park, it’s fun to visit this funfair/carnival during the day or the night (although we secretly prefer it at night). It’s great for both big kids and little kids, and can also make for a great date night. There’s a lot of delicious food stalls, Christmassy drinks, and a host of not-so-scary rides.
Shop your heart out under one of London’s many Christmas displays
Shopaholics, you’re in the right place. London is the city to shop in at this time of the year, whether you’re looking for last minute gifts or shopping for yourself. Theres’s Oxford Street, Bond Street, Regent Street, Covent Garden, Westfield, and too many others to name. All the London shopping district are dressed up to the nines so you can enjoy the dazzling displays while you shop.
Glide around at one of the many Christmas ice rinks
If you love ice skating or simply want to try it out for the first time, you’re spoilt for choice in London. There are lots of outdoor and indoor rinks that pop up in the city at Christmas time. We adore the spectacular rink at the stunning Somerset House. Or enjoy gliding around the majestic backdrop of Henry VIII’s home at the Hampton Court Palace rink. You’ll also find Christmas ice skating rinks at Winter Wonderland, Tower of London, Natural History Museum and Canary Wharf, amongst others!