Discover What Makes London Winters the Best Time of the Year

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The month of December is around the corner, and London is all set to welcome the holiday season in full swing. Plan your trip to London, this festive season and don’t worry about the winter chill because you’re sure to be warmed by the spectacular festive events happening throughout the city. See the popular city in all new light with some of its most renowned attractions hosting special events, the Christmas markets brimming with festive cheer, liveliness and more! Read on to plan a perfect trip to London, this winter.

Festive Displays and Cheer

Are you ready to experience moments of unbeatable festive cheer in London? Reserve the most extravagant stay at Park Avenue Hyde Park and make the most of the festive season in London, with luxurious amenities and the city’s best offerings only steps away from you. See the famous London lights come to life as dusk falls and the streets glow with the holiday spirit. Oxford Street is quite the spectacle with a dizzying array of glimmering spheres cascading down and enlightening the shopping thoroughfare in warm light (one of West End’s most awaited Christmas displays). Regent Street with its twinkling angels and ‘Spirit of Christmas’ theme adds beautifully to the city’s festive cheer.

Christmas Markets

If you are looking for a quintessential London experience in December, make sure to include the vibrant Christmas markets on your list! The Southbank Centre winter market is must-see. Take a tranquil stroll along the Thames under glimmering lights and you’ll find alluring alpine-style chalets full of unique gifts, handmade crafts, and tantalising street food to try from all around the globe at this seasonal market.

Not to forget, the Leicester Square Christmas Market in central London is easily accessible from hotels near Paddington Station and is another great addition to your list of London’s best Christmas markets. With more than 25 wooden cabins, decorated with fairy lights, experience a sense of traditional charm in this bustling area for a memorable day out. Spiegeltent, a mirror tent hosting a variety of captivating family-friendly performances, festive shows and even late-night cabarets in Leicester Square is sure to be your favourite!

All-weather Attractions

As the city is illuminated by a myriad of festive lights, London’s all-weather attractions are perfect for taking some time off from the December chill. Fuel yourself with a wholesome meal at the exquisite Park Hotel restaurant and head start a day of great exploration. The British Museum with its unparalleled treasure of historical artefacts, offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lose yourself amongst the Egyptian mummies, the Rosetta Stone, and the enigmatic Elgin Marbles, all housed in a stunning neoclassical setting. For all the art lovers, wander through the enchanting rooms of Tate Modern with masterpiece artworks by Hockney, Warhol and Picasso. For a sneak -peek into royal history, discover the White Tower and the world-famous Crown Jewels at the Tower of London.

Special Exhibitions and Shows

With a roster of special events and exhibitions happening around the city, December is the best time to indulge in the city’s charming arts and cultural scene. Most of these pop-up events and shows cater to the diverse needs of people enjoying their winter break in London. London’s prestigious theatres like the Royal Opera House and Salder’s Wells are known to host winter-themed operas and ballets, attracting people from all walks of life for a mesmerising experience. For the perfect family day out, watch the official stage prequel of Netflix’s Stranger Things in West End, minutes away from your accommodation near Hyde Park or attend the superb line prints and drawings from the Genoa exhibition at the British Museum for free!

With so many amazing experiences to look out for in the winter months in London, plan your trip now and don’t miss out on all the fun and thrill!