Come Christmas and UK’s capital city transforms into a festive wonderland. From twinkling lights, ice skating rinks, Christmas shows and traditional markets, London is the place to be at during the holidays.
Here are some magical Christmas attractions not to be missed when in London:
Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park
A massive selection of activities and shows at this free-to-enter event can take up a whole day. Skate at UK’s largest outdoor rink, watch acrobatic shows, ride the iconic ‘London Eye’, attend ice sculpting workshops or enjoy some dark British humor at the Comedy Club.
Shop at the Christmas markets
The two popular markets, namely the German Christmas Market and Angels Christmas Market, have about 200 and 150 pop-up shops each. You can get everything here from jewelry, trinkets, Christmas decorations to unique gifts and souvenirs to take back home.
Hogwarts in the snow
If you are a Harry Potter fan, then a trip to the Warner Bros. Studio in London is a must. The entire movie set is transformed for the Yule Ball with artificial snow, special effect fire and amazing sound and light show just the way it is in the movies.
Experience Christmas at Windsor Castle
The home to the imperial family and being over 900 years old, one of the oldest remaining castles, the Windsor Castle is the epitome of royalty. Take a walk through the majestic State Apartments, St George’s Chapel and Queen Mary’s Doll House. The highlight is the grandest decorated Christmas tree in all of UK.
Carols and concerts
Visit the St Martin’s Field Church or St Paul’s Cathedral and soak in the spirit of Christmas. Detailed nativity scenes, dramatic services sung by a huge choir and candlelit processions will give you goosebumps. The events are free to walk in, but you might want to go in early to get seats.
Laugh your guts out at the Great Christmas Pudding Race
Watch teams in fancy dresses navigate an obstacle course with slides, foam and more, all while balancing a Christmas pudding on a tray. The proceeds from the event go to Cancer Research in the UK, so you could even participate in the tomfoolery for a good cause.
Get into The Vaults for a quirky Christmas experience
Indulge in an immersive theater and cabaret experience with a dark magical theme, with contortionists, ballerinas and aerial performers entertaining you through the masquerade ball and plenty of wine for company.
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