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3 Cool Things To Do In London in Winter

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Visiting London this winter? Some of the top things to do in London in winter include Christmas fairs and ice-skating in Hyde Park.

1. Visit the Winter Wonderland in London’s Hyde Park

The annual Winter Wonderland brings festive spirit to London’s Hyde Park from 21st November 2009 to 3rd January 2010. The 2009 Winter Wonderland features an ice skating rink, Santa’s Grotto, a Snow Ball Bungee Dome, an Observation Wheel with views over London, and a German Christmas Market with dozens of stalls that sell arts, crafts and gifts. There are also bars and restaurants, mulled wine and other Christmas treats, and entertainment by bands and choirs. Entrance to the Winter Wonderland is free, but some attractions require pre-booking via the Winter Wonderland website

2. Catch A Christmas Carol Concert In London

Get into Christmas mood in one of London’s many Christmas Carol concerts. The 18th-century St Martin-in-the-Fields church has a special Christmas Program in December that includes family carols and carols by candlelight, and visitors can also enjoy mulled wine in the church’s café. The Royal Albert Hall features several Christmas concerts including a Christmas Carol Singalong in the run-up to Christmas, and the St Paul’s Cathedral offers classical concerts and a special Christmas Eve Carol Service.

3. Take A Christmas Cruise Along River Thames

Those who are in London for Christmas can take a Christmas Day Lunch Cruise along the River Thames. The City Cruises company offers a lunch cruise on Christmas Day, giving visitors the opportunity to sample a traditional English Christmas lunch while cruising along the Thames and taking in many famous London landmarks.

Photo of snow in London, UK,  by E01

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Venere Travel Blog writer satu rommi

Satu was born in Finland, but moved to London in 1996 and lived there for 10 years working as a journalist. She has spent the last couple of years mostly in India, practicing yoga and travelling.

5 responses to “3 Cool Things To Do In London in Winter”

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  1. Renny Amundsen says:
    November 11th, 2009 at 20:04

    Wonderful picture – I feel almost like home :-)

    It’s very popular for Norwegian to do a Christmas shopping trip to London – in that way, these was great tips!

  2. CCB says:
    November 17th, 2009 at 15:12

    I love london as its my favorite place to visit, Celebrating Christmas in london is like you are celebrating it in heaven. As its a great place to visit during winters but be sure about your packages, Sometimes all is well but resources destroy your trips, As i always book my flights with a great services provider..
    have fun
    keep wriiting

  3. Rahul says:
    November 22nd, 2010 at 19:46

    Absolutely in love with London and thanks for the useful tips. Been here for 3 months having just moved down from Liverpool where I spent a year studying. Unfortunately unable to go back home (Goa) this X’mas. Any thoughts suggestions of places in and around London and the UK to spend a lovely warm Xmas at should I head out of London in the first place. Been suggested Turkey, Portugal and Greece :).

  4. Satu says:
    November 26th, 2010 at 12:31

    Nowhere in Europe will be as warm as Goa! If you want sun, head South: Portugal, Turkey, Greece are all good or try Southern Spain.

  5. Tony says:
    June 3rd, 2014 at 10:42

    Loved London,

    My second home and can’t wait to go back. Winter was amazing, everyone was so friendly. I am from Australia, so celebrating a winter christmas was amazing.
    Loved is very special city, with lots to do and see. totally reccomend.

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