Winter in London – Where to go for a wondrously memorable winter in the capital.
With dark clouds appearing overhead, the omniscient sound of windscreen wipers working simultaneously in tailback traffic, and with the prospect of snow threatening to grind the capital to a halt, winter in London may sound ominous.
Whilst we can’t control the weather what we can control is where to head to have a fun, magical and memorable winter in London. Take a look at 3 great Winter activities in London for a special and unforgettable trip out.
Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree
At the end of November each year, the huge Norwegian Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square is lit. This iconic tree was a gift from the people of Oslo to thank Britain for its help during the Second World War. The turning on of the lights never fails to attract a huge crowd of people of all ages and ethnicities who gather round in a highly atmospheric Trafalgar Square to mark the official start of Christmas in the capital.
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
There is no place to be in the winter in London quite like Hyde Park. With winter fairs, outdoor ice-skating, spectacular ice and snow sculptures, burlesque shows with VIP champagne boxes and Santa’s Grotto, to name just a few, Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland has something for everyone.
Back by popular demand following last year’s highly successful Christmas Circus, this year Hyde Park will once again be hosting the Zippos Christmas Circus, which promises to be bigger and better then ever.
Cologne Christmas Market
You don’t have to visit Germany this winter to experience the real spirit of a German winter market, simply put your gloves, hats and scarves on and head on down to the Southbank Centre and browse through the Cologne Christmas Market.
From approximately mid-November to the third week of December the Southbank Centre is transformed into a winter and Christmas bonanza much to the delight of the young and the young at heart. A myriad of authentic German wooden chalets selling just about everything from handmade gifts to delicious German culinary delights dominate the Southbank Centre creating an impressive fusion of colour, vivacity and warmth – A guaranteed magical day out this winter for all the family.