London is one of the best cities to visit at this time of year. The streets are flooded with locals and tourists meeting up with friends and family to do some of their Christmas shopping on some of the city’s famous high streets. There are so many traditional British Christmas experiences to have, including Christmas markets,
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park is one of the best experiences to have in London at Christmas. If you’re not feeling festive just yet, you will do now! With an ice rink a ferris wheel and its very own circus, there is so much to see and do to keep you entertained all day. A favourite of mine is the Winter Wonderland Christmas market! Visit there for festive food, gifts and more. If you’re looking for something truly British, there is also Winter Pimms available!
There’s nothing more festive than taking a stroll around London and viewing the cities dazzling Christmas lights! I recommend heading to Oxford Street, Regent Street, Covent Garden, New Bond Street and Westfield to see some of the cities best.
Glide around London’s outdoor ice rinks this Christmas! There are various pop up rinks in the city to choose from. The rink at The National History Museum is by far the most beautiful but others including Somerset House and Hampton Court Palace have equally stunning scenery to take in as you skate around. The ‘Eyeskate’ rink is locating directly in front of the London Eye and they offer packages if you want to both skate and go in a pod on the eye.
Christmas Wreath Making
Fancy making your own Christmas wreath? Head to Camden on the 21st December from 7pm where expert florist Katie will teach you how to make the perfect wreath to decorate your home. Tickets are 35 but you’ll leave with a stunning 12-inch Christmas wreath, made by using wild foliage and seasonal decorations — all materials provided. Book here.
Shoreditch Pub Crawl
If you’re new to London or just visiting and want to make some new friends, what’s better than a festive Christmas pub crawl! This pub crawl will take you around some of the hippest bars in London and at just £6, its a cheap and cheerful night. Your ticket will get you free shots in each place plus exclusive discounts and free entry to all locations. The pub crawl will run on the 24th December from 8.30pm – book your ticket here.