5 Things to Do In London This Winter

As December slowly approaches, we all start to prepare ourselves for the festive season. London is a city packed full of fun things to do all year round, and winter is certainly no exception. If you're in search of that festive feeling, London is the city you need to visit. Even on gloomy winter days there are fun activities to be enjoyed.  

Ice skating at Somerset house

Skate at Somerset house is one of the most popular ice rink's  in London during the winter months. The ice rink is situated in the courtyard of Somerset House, a 18th century neoclassical building in the heart of London. From morning until late evening you can skate to live DJ's and the ice rink also offers skating lessons to perfect your skating skills! Warm up with winter foods and beverages in Fortnum and Mason's pop up shop after your skating session.

Winter Wonderland

London's biggest festive place to be at winter is Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland. The park is packed full of activities and markets to entertain the public. The most popular being the ice rink, fairground rides and food and drink stalls. Winter Wonderland is a free entry family friendly event  which is not to be missed.

London Christmas Market

During winter Christmas Markets pop up around the city, the most popular ones include Winter Festival at Southbank Centre and Christmas at Leicester Square. Going to these markets Is a great way to get into the festive spirit, sip on warm mulled wine and browse stalls selling handmade gifts and items.

See the Christmas Lights

Christmas isn't the same in London without the streets being lit by Christmas lights. Oxford Street and Regent Street are transformed with pretty lights year after year, bringing winter magic to London.

Christmas at Kew Gardens 

Discover the magical wonderland at Kew Gardens this winter. The famous Gardens can be explored at night by following the illuminated trail of lights. The gardens are lit up with over 60,000 lights providing a mile long trail, including sparkling tunnels and many light sculptures. Along with a  Christmas village providing entertainment, food and music.