Tuesday, 1 December 2015

13 Best Things to do in London this Christmas 2015

London during Christmas is a dream destination for many around the world. If you are in the city for the season, do explore its sparkling alleys, beautiful sidewalks, iconic attractions and seasonal activities. London has a limitless choice of attractions and you may be surprised at the things you get to do in the city at its busiest!

Find out how to enjoy the snow, the colors and the warmth of the lights by joining in the celebration at the city’s popular spots.

Ice Skate: Ice skating is perfect to usher in the festivities as you gear up on those skates and glide through the many open-air ice rinks during Christmas season that adorn the city. The Natural History Museum Ice rink and the famous London eye ice rink makes the experience magical!

Ice-skating-at-The-Natural-History-Museum
Attend Christmas Mass: The churches in London on Christmas day have an early service and mass and if you are early, you can catch a traditional service at one of the churches around the city. If you are exploring London with family and friends, the Mass is a perfect way to kick-start the season.

Explore the Markets in London: Market in London during Christmas are no less than a Willy Wonka factory! Choose from lip-smacking soul food including chocolates, seasonal drinks or simple go shopping for gift! It is the season to be jolly, after all!
Market in London during Christmas
Take a ride on the London Eye: Take an evening ride on the London eye to see the city at its brightest! The view is breath-taking and Ice-skating at the nearby rink later, makes for a perfect evening.
The London Eye
Feel the Royalty: The Windster Castle is all lit up for the season and even though closed on the main day, do take a walk along the grounds to see the exquisite decorations which adorn its regal walls. The Buckingham Palace is another one of the royal must-sees while in London during Christmas!
 
Buckingham Palace
Take a Bus tour: Bus tours take you around the main locations around the city and are perfect if you want to spend the Christmas day exploring the snow-covered city.

Take a Bus tour
See a Pantomime performance: If you are in the city with kids, this one will surely get them excited! Grand performances with dramatic costumes, the Pantomine is perfect to get a feel a little younger.It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in London.

Pantomime performance
Explore the city on foot: London during Christmas is everything a fairytale promises to be! Take some time out to explore the streets around London and truly admire the festive spirit of the city. Oxford Street and the West end are a popular haunt during the season and the Hyde Park is extravagantly decorated to welcome its admirers.

Oxford-Street-Christmas
Have a couple of drinks: Eventhough Bars and Pubs close early on Christmas day, a quick early drink is perfect to keep you warm for the rest of the evening. The Markets also sell wine bottles along with seasonal food items.

Walk along the Thames: Anyone who wants to explore the city in all its glory must take a walk along the Thames river during Christmas. The view of the city form the bridge is perfect if you are trying to find a quiet spot amidst all the hustle-bustle.

Walk along the Thames
See the Big Ben: The Big Ben during Christmas is nothing less than a time-travel machine. The beauty of the tower multiplies as the snow provides the perfect backdrop to its charm. Evening transforms the tower into a marvel!

Big Ben
Attend the Christmas Chocolate Festival: Hot Chocolate, flavored candies and the aroma of happiness- does it can get better than this? Let your taste-buds enjoy the festivities with a wide variety of chocolates that flood the December Chocolate festival every year!

Chocolate-Festival-London
Get into the Art Groove: Music and Arts is at an all time high in the city and during Christmas the magic ten-folds! See a Christmas special performance at the Royal Opera House or the Royal Albert Hall and get into the groove of the city.


Royal Opera House

London is perhaps the only city where celebration is intrinsic to its everyday culture, there are tons of things to do in London around Christmas and anyone who sees the city and during Christmas season is sure to have a few stories to share for years to come!

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