How To Spend a Memorable Christmas In London!

If there is one unmissable place to be during Christmas, it has to be London. London is famous for its Christmas extravaganzas, one located in every borough!

There is a reason why some of the most famous Christmas movies are filmed under its infamous lights. If you are looking to visit London over the festive period, some staple events simply can not be missed.

We will share some of the must-see events and places to be during the winter months. We will include dates, prices., and all the extra bits you need to know before booking your London Christmas trip! Take a look at the following suggestions:

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

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Hyde Park's winter wonderland is one of the most magical places to be during Christmas. It is also one to book well in advance if you are hoping to get a ticket! Winter Wonderland is filled with delicious German food stalls, ice skating, fairground rides, fun workshops, and much much more. Winter Wonderland opens on November 17th and stays open for 6 weeks. Surprisingly, entry into the park is free during non-peak hours, but during peak times such as the weekends, you will pay a £5-7.50 entry fee. You need to book some of the events within the park ahead of time especially if you are going during its busiest days!

Skate at Somerset House

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If you are looking to go ice skating outside of the winter wonderland chaos, there are some amazing ice skating locations, one being at Somerset House. With stunning light projections draping over and around the rink, it is the perfect location to have a peaceful and romantic skate with your loved ones. The rink is very spacious, with 900 square metres to glide on to your heart's desire. What's more, a DJ is supplying good vibes and music after dark!

Shop The Magical Streets

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Shopping in London during Christmas is something to tick off your bucket list. With world-famous shops such as Harrods and Selfridges pulling out all of the stops for their Christmas decorations, it is an event in itself to simply walk through the shops, taking in all of the glamour. Of course, if you are lost for what to get your family for Christmas you will certainly find the perfect gift in one of their thousands of stores. Just be sure to have enough space in your luggage to bring enough gifts back with you!

Have A Romantic Festive Meal

 

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London has an extensive range of restaurants that are even better to dine at during the Christmas period. From fine dining experiences to all-you-can-eat pig-out places, you will get to experience the best of Christmas menus in London. For a memorable, fancy meal, you have to visit The Cadogan Arms in Chelsea. Not only will the Christmas flavours burst into flavours, but their decor makes you feel like you are at Santa's luxury chalet! For some more cost-effective grub, you have to visit Camden markets for world-famous food stalls.

Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree

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Last but certainly not least, you need to visit the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree. At 25 metres in height and with lights that project across London, its splendour brings tourists from around the world to experience its glory every Christmas. To add a touch of fun, consider renting one of Trafalgar Square's fast electric scooters and riding amongst the twinkling lights. Once you are done taking in the grandeur, treat yourself to a visit to the German markets dotted around the square.

These are just a few of the must-see attractions to visit in London over Christmas, but there are hundreds of things that we have not mentioned that might elevate your Christmas trip even further! Plan your trip, book when you can, and get ready to feel the magic of London's Christmas.

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