London in december

With the approach of Christmas there is a festive mood in London, streets and shops are beautifully decorated. Christmas Day is the quietest day of the year in London, museums and shops are closed and the Underground network is also closed.

Winter Wonderland Hyde Park

Winter Wonderland is an annual event in Hyde Park that takes place from November 18 to January 2. Various markets, more than 100 attractions from all over Europe, a large Ferris wheel, a circus and a huge skating rink can be found here. Winter Wonderland is very popular with Londoners and tourists alike, with an average of around 2.5 million visitors each year.

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ice rinks

There are ice rinks in various places in London where you can enjoy skating. Here are some of the best ice rinks in London

Winter Wonderland
on the grounds of Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park there is also a beautiful ice rink where you can skate

Somerset House
in the courtyard of this beautiful 18th century complex in Westminster, a beautiful skating rink has been built with a huge Christmas tree in the middle.

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Hampton Court Palace
enjoy skating on the grounds where Henry VIII once lived. Hampton Court Palace makes a hugely impressive backdrop to this outdoor court, especially when lit up after dark. The ice rink is right on the banks of the Thames.

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other ice rinks
Ice rinks can also be found on the grounds of the Natural History Museum, Canary Wharf and Battersea Power Station.

Christmas lights in Oxford Street

in December Oxford Street is decorated with beautiful lights, this is a tradition that started in 1959. End of November the lights are turned on by a celebrity. The lights remain until 6 january.

Christmas markets

what would London be in December without Christmas markets. Here are some of the nicest

Southbank Center Winter Market
Stroll along the Thames under twinkling lights and sample delicious drinks and delicious street food from traditional Alpine-style chalets. watch the video for an impression


Leicester Square Christmas Market
in December, Leicester Square is transformed into Christmas Wonderland. Of course there are stalls where everything can be bought. But the big crowd puller is the Spiegeltent, a huge circus tent where various shows are performed.


Christmas by the River

located near Tower Bridge, this is a very popular Christmas market. In addition to food, drinks and all kinds of stalls, you will also find performances by various choirs here.

christmas in de Kew Gardens

around Christmas the Kew Gardens are beautifully lit up. A light trail has been laid out throughout the garden with beautiful projections. The beautiful light, music and water play in front of the Palm House is also fantastic.

Christmas Tour in special bus

in a special open bus you take a tour through London and see the beautiful lighting of Oxford Street, Harrods and many other places. The ride takes about 75 minutes and is provided with commentary.

 

 

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