With Christmas round the corner, the magic of the celebrations can be seen all over the country. The capital is a marvel to behold at any time of year, but seeing London lit up by the lights and spirit of Christmas is a magnificent sight. There’s much more to do than sight-seeing though, with plenty of experiences that you won’t get at any other time of the year cropping up at Christmas time. Whether it’s your umpteenth visit to the capital this year or you’ll be making a special trip, journeying to London in December is well worth your while.
To make the most of those beautiful Christmas lights across the city, a trip up and around the famed Ferris wheel when the sun goes down can’t be beaten – and in December you won’t have to wait ‘til late for that to happen! You can see for many miles around and will get to drink in the lights of the capital and beyond from an amazing vantage point.
If you’re in the festive mood, a session of ice-skating is sure to be a delight - and if you’re not, a trip to Hyde Park done up all Christmassy will surely get you in the mood for the season to be jolly. There are also amazing ice sculptures to be seen here, as well as Zippo’s Circus and rides which include a Ferris wheel that almost rivals the Eye. The little ones will be delighted to find that Santa has a grotto set up here complete with its own Duplo train to take you to and from the jolly man!
While it’s true that there are spectacular shopping experiences to be had all year round in London, all the stores make an incredible effort to add an extra layer of magic to their displays. Harrods especially pulls out all the stops and has a spectacular Santa’s grotto on show which will delight your kids. If they’re not so excited that they’ve taken off by then, take them to the biggest and the best of toy shops – Hamleys! It’s is incredible at Christmas and you can pick up some great stocking fillers while the kids are distracted by the fabulous displays.
This year you can see Cinderella at The Shaw theatre in a Great British tradition which is always entertaining for all the family. Book tickets well in advanced as these shows are extremely popular every year.
Disney on ice
From Boxing Day onwards, the O2 Arena hosts some of Disney’s most magical characters for a spectacular show with Mickey Mouse at the heart of a story which draws in faces old and new. This makes for great post-Christmas entertainment for the kids while they’re still off school.
With all the good value hotels in London, it’s so easy and inexpensive to get down to London during this magic time of year and give your family a trip that they’ll never forget. Make this Christmas extra special and take advantage of the festivities in London by booking a trip today!