Ah here comes my favourite city! I’ve been visiting since 2010 and, with every subsequent visit, the city has grown on me. I Love London so much that I decided to study in UK. From the Big Ben to the Oxford street to the royal palace to endless brunch spots, London is a city that truly has it all. Regardless of what your budget is, London will accommodate. This British capital is a dream destination for anyone, so start packing if you haven’t made it there yet!
Make sure you do not miss out on these must experiences to cherish the real taste of Christmas celebration in London.
- FESTIVE DINNER IN AN IGLOO BY THE THAMES AT COPPA CLUB
Getting cosing up in a heated space with the idyllic backdrop of tower bridge, these igloos are best place to have a perfect festive dinner. Speakers pump out funk, soul and jazz while you have the enviable task of choosing from the new range of festive cocktails, including the Maple Old Fashioned and Spiced Berry Caipirissima.
TIP: this is a very popular activity so book months before if you plan to go.
Every winter from November till January Hyde Park transform itself to a huge Winter Wonderland theme park for the people of London. On December 27th, I made a visit to this magical land and got lost wandering around. You will find the famous churros and waffles on every turn , don’t miss out to have this one. Do ride on the roller coasters, haunted houses, Ferris wheel, Marry go round, trampolines and many more. you will have to purchase tokens for these rides. I recommend you to watch the amazing performance at the Zippos Christmas Circus. For me, a visit wouldn’t be complete without ice-skating in this dreamy land.The ice skating rink is located around a lovely Victorian bandstand.
The park remans free to enter to all, and if you want to take part in any of the attractions you can pay accordingly.
Skate your heart out under a canopy of sparkling lights, at various open-air ice-rinks in London. From Tower of London to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park to the rooftop Skylight rink in Tobacco Dock, there are countless ice rinks. So put your skates on, and get ready to slide, glide, and twirl in London. I went to the National History Museum Ice-Rink, nestled in front of the iconic South Kensington museum.
Famous Ice Skating Rinks: Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, Tower of London, the Natural History Museum and Somerset House.
CONVENT GARDEN MARKET
London has great markets year round, but few compare to the wholesomeness of the Christmas markets. I love the one that takes place at the Convent Garden. Sitting at the heart of the West End, this great little street has a lot of funky shops and restaurants that are oozing with character. It is basically foodie heaven! Covent Garden’s Christmas Display also boasts London’s biggest hand-picked Christmas tree, festooned with 30,000 lights.
STROLL THROUGH THE OXFORD ROAD ON BOXING DAY
After celebrating Christmas Day indoors, thousands of shoppers will be gearing up for another round of splurging on the 26th, called the Boxing Day.This day the shops open their doors extra early for the big bargain. Head over to Oxford Street to witness shoppers queuing up in front of shops and waiting it to open. Not to miss department stores are Hamleys, Selfridges and Debenhams.
Apart from shopping at Oxford Road, head over to Harrods. It is a must visit at least once. On the five stories of the shop, you can buy expensive, but very beautiful and high quality presents.
TIP: Harrods is closed during Boxing Day (26 December). Sale starts here on the 27th of December
ENJOY THE COUNTLESS CITY LIGHTS
Wander around the city, you will find every nook and corner of London covered with bling. From Regent Street to Trafalgar Square, walking through the vibrant streets is my favourite activity during Christmas in London. My favourites themed lightings are famous angels are flying back lights at Regent Street and the Ocean themed Christmas lights of Carnaby Street.
Famous locations to fill your eyes with Christmas lights – Marylebone, Regent Street, Kingston, Carnaby, and the Trafalgar Square.
WEATHER – London’s weather in December, with whole city laden up in snow, is perfect for the magical Christmas celebrations. With an average temperature of 5°C, the whole month is quite freezing.