5 Xmas things to do in London

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Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park is a huge winter festival featuring ice skating, a Christmas market, amusement rides, and live entertainment. It's a must-visit for a festive season. Visitors come from all over the world and not just the UK. The event will be open from 10:00am to 10:00pm daily, excluding Christmas Day. Mornings are great for families, where you can explore Winter Wonderland at your own pace. When the evening comes around, Hyde Park is transformed by thousands of sparkling lights and bigger crowds, getting into the festive spirit. 

FULL INFO - https://hydeparkwinterwonderland.com/

Regent Street and Oxford Street Lights

Regent Street and Oxford Street Lights, are the Christmas lights on the iconic shopping streets and are a sight you have to experience. The decorations and illuminations create a magical atmosphere in the heart of London. If you are in town you should try and experience them getting switched on around early to mid November each year. For the first time ever, new lights will sparkle across the network of streets in Regent Street and St James’s. 

FULL INFO - www.regentstreetonline.com

The Southbank Centre Winter Market

The Southbank Centre Winter Market is the market along the Thames that offers a variety of festive food, drinks, and crafts. It's a great place to enjoy the river views and get into the holiday spirit. It is not far from our meeting spot, so you could even go straight after one of our tours. They have pop-up bars, street food stalls and independent craft traders, their Winter Market is the place for festive indulgence.

FULL INFO - https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/festivals-series/winter-festival

Ice Skating at Somerset House

Ice Skating at Somerset House is a classic London Christmas experience. The stunning backdrop of this historic building adds to the charm. Somerset House’s spectacular courtyard will be transformed into a glorious festive destination with a uniquely Swiss winter vibe courtesy of Switzerland Tourism. It is one of the capital’s favourite winter experiences, it signals the start of the festive period with skating, contemporary music and tasty food and drink.

FULL INFO - www.somersethouse.org.uk

Leadenhall Market

Leadenhall Market is a historic covered market with Christmas decorations, creating a charming atmosphere. It's a great place to shop for unique gifts and enjoy some festive food and drink. They have an 8 metre tall Christmas tree, LED light display and seasonal decorations in Leadenhall Market, the City of London’s Victorian market also have a line-up of joyful pop-ups for everyone in the family to enjoy. 

FULL INFO - leadenhallmarket.co.uk

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