London is unarguably one of the most beautiful cities in winter and especially during Christmas time. The city loves the season of Christmas, enchantingly decorates itself and celebrates it in all its festive glory. To enjoy the true London experience one must visit London during the Christmas festivities.
For those planning to spend their Christmas in London, can do the following and a lot more during this festive season.
One of the most iconic things to do in London during Christmas is to attend the Winter Wonderland. This fair starts in November and goes on till the first week of January. Free to enter, here you can enjoy mulled wine, German beer and sausages, churros, rides, great food, shows, ice-skating and more things you will love. Christmas celebrations are always incomplete without going to the Winter Wonderland.
London streets are of the most beautifully lit streets of the world during Christmas. Enjoy the majestic display of lights at Oxford Street, Bond Street, Regent Street, Covent Garden, Carnaby Street, Duke of York Square, Marylebone, St. Martin’s Courtyard, Seven Dials, Fitzrovia, St Katherine Docks, Trafalgar Square Christmas tree and carols, Shepherd’s Market Christmas lights and more.
Shopping in London during Christmas is a sheer joy. The stores are beautifully lit up, showcasing their beautiful collections and gifting options with special Christmas deals that are hard to say no to. The best places to shop during this time of the years is Selfridges, John Lewis, House of Fraser on Oxford and Regents Street, the Covent Garden market, Westfield malls, Harrods, Chelsea market, Carnaby Street and Mayfair.
Boxing Day and post-Christmas sales
Post-Christmas is also a great time to pick up the best bargains of the year on Boxing Day and the sales post-Christmas that continue till January.
During the festive time of the year, you can also indulge in ice-skating. For the most massive and beautiful ice rink experience you should head to the ice-rinks at the Somerset House, Canary Wharf, the ice rink at the Natural History Museum, Hampton court and Tower of London. You can also find ice-rinks in the Winter Wonderland and a few malls.
The most magical part of Christmas in London is its many Christmas Markets. Get into the festive moods with food, drinks, shopping and entertainment at these markets. To get the Christmas market experience you can head to Winter festival at the Southbank Centre, the Christmas Market at the Winter Wonderland, Christmas by the River at London Bridge City, Tate Modern Christmas market, Greenwich market at Christmas, Kingston Christmas market and many more.
During this time you can enjoy the Christmas special menu in various pubs and restaurants of London. You can even book the Christmas night dinner at your favourite eatery. You must try the Montcalm at the Brewery.
When visiting London for Christmas, make sure you book a comfortable stay in one of the luxury hotels of Montcalm Club to enjoy a great trip and stay close to all the great Christmas attractions.