Winter is one of the most extraordinary of all seasons and Christmas for those who celebrate it, is one more reason to be super excited about this time of the year. Even if you have turned into a grumpy adult and forgot what is like to be a child who is overly excited by just seeing the snow, this City has definitely something ready and waiting for you. Just put your hand in one of its pockets and see what kind of winter and Christmas attractions can be found. Here is our list of things you can do and places you can visit this winter in London:
- Winter Wonderland – Hyde Park – From 17th November 2017 – 1st January 2018 FREE Entry (Open daily from 10am – 10pm) Located within the Hyde Park, London Winter Wonderland is something you have to see. Entrance is free and once you are there, there are plenty of attractions you can let yourself into but you will be required to pay for those. Some of the attractions include Santa Land, Circus, huge outdoor ice rink, Christmas Market, Giant Wheel and View Tower, Cinderella on ice show and of course good food and drink. Here is the official website for more information or just click on the image above: http://hydeparkwinterwonderland.com/
- Magical Lantern Festival – From 24th November 2017 – 1st January 2018 |Location: Chiswick House & Gardens – open every day during the Christmas holiday period apart from Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Here is something completely new in London that is so worth seeing. Just wait for the evening to come and magic lights of these lanterns will guide you through this spectacular display. What makes is all very interesting and quite amazing is life-size, hand-crafted lanterns full of bright-light colours. Without exaggerating it all, you will feel like you have just walked into a fairy tale. That’s not all – food and drinks are part of the festival too, Santa’s Grotto and fairground rides for children. This truly is perfect family destination for Christmas. For more details, please visit the official website: http://www.magicallantern.uk/london
- Natural History Museum Ice Rink – From 26th October 2017 – 7th January 2018 | Generally open 11.00am – 21.00pm – closed on 25th December – there are plenty of ice rinks throughout London but what makes this one special and different from others is that when your little or big feet get tired of ice skating, you can always walk into this amazing Natural History Museum building (entrance to the museum is free) and turn your day into science adventure.
For more information and to book the tickets, please visit: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/exhibitions/ice-rink.html
- Christmas at Kew Gardens – From 22 November 2017 – 1 January 2018 – All tickets are SOLD OUT! All tickets for Christmas at Kew are unfortunately sold out but you never know, if someone has cancelled their visit you might be able to squeeze yourself and your little family or friends to see this absolutely magical show. Best of luck! There are couple of things British people are completely obsessed with (in a good way) and one of them (beside tea) is botanical gardens! One could say that people at Kew Garderns took it serious and result is over one million different colour lights, massive baubles and laser show at the Palm House. There is also North Pole village where children can see Santa Claus and his elves. That’s not all. There is also a Fire Garden where you can even toast marshmallows! We wholeheartedly recommend this destination as its beauty will stay inscribed in your memory for a long time. Here is the official webpage where you can find out more: https://www.kew.org/kew-gardens/whats-on/christmas-at-kew