London is already in the festive mood as Christmas is approaching. Lights, Christmas trees, gift shops- everything that sets the mood for the festivals are already set up and the streets are brimming with happy souls. Whether you live here or on a vacation- Christmas calls for extra celebrations and fun activities. From visiting the church or hunting for engagement rings London for your beloved- this is the perfect time to do it all. Here we have listed some of the best places to enjoy while you are in London during Christmas.
Ice skating at National History Museum
London has many ice-skating rinks that are perfect for amateurs and professionals. But the most picturesque place is the ice-skating rink at National History Museum. There are a 30ft Christmas tree in the middle and small cafes to enjoy some piping hot chocolate when you are not skating. There is also a viewing platform if you prefer to take the backseat in such places. The ice-skating rink is open from 10 AM to 9 PM every day till January except for Christmas day.
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
This is one of the classic Christmas events in London that witnesses over 2 million people every year. Your trip to London during Christmas remains incomplete without a visit to Hyde Park. Winter Wonderland starts in mid-November and ends in early January. It features many festive markets, over 100 rides, a circus, skating, live music, and more. Entry is free to the event. One of the main attractions of the event is the Winter Wonderland bar. Everything is made of ice here including the tables, chairs, and cocktail glasses.
You can witness the greatest light and sound show in the world at Kew Gardens during the festive season. It is a two-kilometer trail that is lined by twinkling lights and tunnels of glittering balls. It sets the perfect mood for the festival. Kew gardens are the ideal place to visit for someone who wants a toned-down simple celebration of the day.
Jewelry shopping at Hatton Garden
Christmas is incomplete without gifts. With the festive season around the corner, we all look for the best gifts for our beloved. What would be better than lab diamond rings? Thus, a trip down to Hatton Garden is a great way to visit some of the exquisite places in London. It is one of the best places for jewelry shopping and during Christmas, the place looks beautiful. You can shop for the best pieces of jewelry or simply take a stroll for window shopping here.
Winter market at Southbank Centre
Southbank market during Christmas is a seasonal wonderland. Handmade gifts spiced mulled wine, cinnamon treats- you get everything that screams “Christmas” here. There are cozy alpine lodges adorning fairy lights that make the place look like a movie. You can enjoy some peaceful me-time or come here with your family. Most of the stalls are open till 10 PM and you can enjoy a treat as you stroll through the area.
Christmas is the perfect time to enjoy every good thing offered by London. There are discounts at the biggest stores and many different carnivals and events to attend. The city brims with life and celebration, making it the best place to visit during this time of the year.