London remains busy and dazzles throughout the year but for true dramatic winterscape and to experience host of beautiful cultural activities, consider visiting the city in winters. Enjoy colder months here as the city dawns a distinct aura, warmth and an amazing festive spirit this time. This is also the time when airfares and hotel rates are generally available at discounted rates.
Here are some of the top events in London that you can’t afford to miss in winters. It’s better to plan your travel list ahead when you are visiting the city with your friends and family. This will help you utilize most of your time while you’re there.
Tourists have plenty of reasons to move outdoors this time of year. When you plan to visit London, it is better to book your hotel or any other accommodation option close to some of the most happening and lively neighbourhoods, namely Old Street, Shoreditch, Hoxton, Islington and Canary Wharf. You can choose to stay at serviced apartments rather than spending high on luxury hotels. In these neighbourhoods you will get amazing accommodation options on both long term and short term basis. Accommodation on rent is easily available in these neighbourhoods. Plan your vacation and book your apartment prior to enjoy the spirit of festive season more comfortably.
Here is the list of reason why London should be on your travel list this winter:
The annual Winter Wonderland event at Hyde Park
The annual winter wonderland event is organized at Hyde Park, which is one of finest landscapes in London, spread across 350 acres. You can indulge in the festive fun by visiting this park (entry free) and enjoy walk through the magical world. The theme based event has amazing things to offer where you can celebrate winter and have loads of fun in this festive event. You can enter the magical ice-kingdom, fairground rides, circus shows world of real ice and snow, wonderful ice castles and get to experience a whole new fantasy world like a fairytale magic.
Royal Albert Hall
Royal Albert Hall is venue to some of the biggest music concerts and shows (rock and pop, ballet and opera, sports and award ceremonies) where famous stars in the world have performed. This iconic venue has witnessed the performances of top comedians and musicians and hosts around 370 events in the main auditorium and 200 shows in other spaces. Shows like fun-filled jamboree Christmas hits and carols are played by famous personalities between November to December.
Christmas Market at Tate Modern
Christmas Market at Tate Modern starts from late November and lasts until Christmas Eve. Beautiful shops filled with unique gifts, crafts, fashion clothes, jewellery, toys and other amazing things occupy the space between Tate Modern and the Thames. In the market, you can also enjoy the Christmas carols.
Great Christmas Pudding Race
To experience a bit more excitement and fun, you can attend the annual Great Christmas Pudding Race. The race is organized in Covent Garden, where people cheer for uniquely dressed teams. To join the race, you need to register with a team of 6 people and compete with others. This sweet and cool race will mark a fun day out with friends and family where you can enjoy the festive spirit of the city.
It’s frosty, yet pleasant
You will enjoy the pleasant weather of November and December months with bright blue skied days. The place will be little warmer than the continental Europe or the East Coast. The cold temperature in the month of January is actually fun and you can enjoy a lovely stroll through London’s beautiful neighbourhoods. To make your outing more exciting, you can end your day in enjoying some exotic drinks in the warm English pubs.