Want to ‘build’ a memorable Christmas over the ‘London Bridge’? (Get it? London Bridge is falling down…build it up…. reference? No?! Fine!!). Things to do in London at Christmas are abundant. From a family outing to a singles about town night, Christmas 2014 events in London are bound to cater to every whim and fancy.
Here’s a gist of all the events and things that will help you make your Christmas a memorable one in London:
Winter Wonderland: Head over to Winter Wonderland for your fastest fix of the Christmas spirit in London! This infamous annual event includes Santa’s grotto, an outdoor ice rink, Santa Land, winter markets, an ice kingdom, Zippo’s Christmas Circus and a lot more. Winter Wonderland takes place at Hyde Park from 21st November 2014 to 4th January 2015.
Winterville: Roller Disco, Ice Rink, House of Fairies, a mini campsite and plenty more await you at Winterville. Situated at Victoria Park, Winterville will open from 2nd December 2014 to 1st January 2015. This is one place you should visit to enjoy winter activities in London.
Christmas Carols at Trafalgar Square: Fiercely festive and full of the Christmassy vibe, head over to the Trafalgar Square to listen to some old fashioned Christmas Carols such as Good King Wenceslas, Silent Night and Away in a Manger. All this against the backdrop of the famous Christmas tree gifted by Norway. A Merry Christmas indeed! Carols can be heard and witnessed from 8th December to 23rd December.
Hogwarts at Christmas: Yes, you read it right! Hogwarts at Christmas! If you are a Harry Potter fan, jump onto the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter. The tour costs approximately £30 per ticket for Adults and £32.45 per ticket.
A Christmas Carol: A festive must, head over to the Middle Temple Hall and catch the redemption of Charles Dickens’ classic story- A Christmas Carol. Watch as the well seasoned actors play out the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts who try to change his ways. The play will be staged every day from 20th December to 30th December.
HiddenCity: Sign up for ‘The Enchanted Mirror’ hunt, a fairytale inspired theme, with HiddenCity. Costing £40 per team (4 members per team), your challenge is to solve a trail of clues set by an evil queen, in search of a magical mirror. Explore cobbled streets, walk through galleries and pause for drinks and clues in tucked-away taverns. Find out hidden objects and present code words to people you meet along the way. Solve the clues and embark on a journey across London, uncover the mirror, solve its final challenge, and win a reward for your team! This hunt has been organized between 4th December 2014 to 11th January 2015.
Christmas at Kew: One of the absolute things to do this winter in London during Christmas is visit Kew- Royal Botanic Gardens. Seasonal lightings brighten up Kew after dark. It is a beautiful sight to behold. During the day, you can explore the magnificent gardens and enjoy the winter landscape, glasshouses, galleries and restaurants. Santa Claus is also on site, spreading joy and happiness as always! The Kew will be decked up for Christmas in its full glory between 26th November 2014 and 3rd January 2015.
Ice skating at The Natural History Museum: Head over to London’s The Natural History Museum for an amazing time ice skating. Festive music and Christmas market stalls along with ice skating is a sure-fire way to get you in the festive spirit. The place is open for ice skating and Christmas festivities till 5th January 2015.
Hope the list helps you have a gala time this Christmas in London. Happy Holidays