With Christmas being only a few weeks away London has been transformed into a real winter paradise. The trees, decorations and markets make it look like London is covered under a layer of Christmas. Especially with all the little lights the Christmas markets give these cold winter days some warmth. To give you an idea what is going on during this period we’ve listed some of the highlights below.
One of the biggest and world’s best-known Christmas markets is Winter Wonderland. With over 200 different stands that sell all sorts of unique gifts, traditional Christmas decorations and culinary delights you can wonder around for hours. With all the glimmering Christmas lights up there it will get you in the true Christmas spirit. Nevertheless, besides the market there are still plenty of things to do at Winter Wonderland. There is a big wheel, an ice-skating rink, and even a Santa-land.
Talking about ice-skating rinks, there are plenty more amazing places to glide the ice in London. Take for example skylight, the only rooftop rink where you can have some food, ice-skate, and enjoy an amazing view all at the same time. Other examples are: Lumino City Ice Rink, Somerset House Ice Rink, or the Natural History Museum Ice Rink. All of these are worth visiting and have their own charms. Get funky at the Lumino City Ice rink at Canary wharf, or go to Somerset House to enjoy a more classic experience.
Besides the iconic Winter Wonderland, you still have many other markets to discover in London. Go to Leicester Square for a lovely quant market where you can have a nice walk, while looking at several little stands and beautiful tree decorations. Another option is the Christmas market at South Bank. Here you can walk alongside the river Thames, while being surrounded by loads of stands and twinkling lights. This is the perfect spot now for some little Christmas gifts and some amazing food. So make sure to check it out.
With Christmas being right around the corner many places in London are beautifully decorated. You’ll see may trees buildings and streets with a Christmas makeover. Harrods the famous warehouse for example is completely covered in lights and has Christmas themed shopping windows. So have a look around in London this December and get amazed.
Hopefully you got some great ideas now how to spend you Christmas in London. This is ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ so please enjoy all the amazing things London has to offer you.