If you can spend Christmas anywhere in England, there’s really no better place than the countries capital city. Whether you’re local to the area, are prepared to travel across the country or are even tempted to visit from abroad, here are 6 reasons why you should take the visit this winter:
- You Can Visit Winter Wonderland
For those who aren’t familiar, Winter Wonderland is an annual event held in London throughout the Christmas period. Some of the activities there include a large Christmas market, an ice rink, an ice forest of sculptures, rides and an observation wheel. If you’re wanting to get into the festive spirit with friends and family, this is an ideal place to visit.
- It’s the Perfect Place for a Christmas Party
Most workplaces will have some form of Christmas party or event where all of the office are invited, so why not try moving away from your usual location and indulge in something a bit more creative? Some Christmas party ideas London include cocktail making, boats across the Thames and party buses – all of which would provide a great experience for everyone involved. So, don’t restrict yourself to the office. Instead, explore everything that London has to offer for your team.
- Christmas Shopping
Shopping in London is incredible at any time of the year, but during Christmas it’s even more amazing. Areas such as Covent Garden are beautifully decorated with trees, performers and lights to keep everybody entertained whilst travelling throughout each shop. Another key place to visit when shopping for gifts is Harrods, offering both luxury gifts for loved ones as well as decorations to fill your home.
- See Hogwarts in the Snow
For Harry Potter fans, the Warner Brothers Studio Tour in London is something you simply can’t afford to miss out on. If you’re wanting to spend this Christmas in London, then this tour will definitely help you feel the festivities (as well as allowing you to see the world of Harry Potter!). The famous Great Hall is decorated just as it is in the films, with a fake banquet filling each of the tables and trees lining the walls. In every sense of the word, it’s a truly magical experience.
- Enjoy the Festive Food on Offer
London is packed with thousands of different cafes and restaurants and throughout Christmas, they offer exquisite dinners and themed treats for you and your family to indulge in. Traditional pubs are also a must visit for any Brit as they provide you with a much homelier feel as well as delicious food and drinks, which during Christmas somehow seem even more tempting to taste.
- Open-Air Ice Rinks
Ice skating is a must-do activity in winter and the outdoor ice rinks situated in London provide an incredible festive atmosphere. Wrap up warm, bring somebody close to you and skate along whilst listening to Christmas orchestra as you go. Afterwards, you can then purchase a hot drink and take in the views as you try to warm up.
So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your visit and make the most of your experience in London. There are hundreds of activities available to you throughout Christmas and there’s really no reason as to why you shouldn’t try to explore as many as possible.