London is one of the favorite tourist places all around the world. There are so many things to do in London in winter to do and explore it to the fullest. It is the most engaging city with different tastes for all variant kinds of people. Here are 6 things to do in London in the wintertime.
1. Historic Hopping
There are various historic places to watch like Buckingham Palace, Westminister Abbey, London Eye, and others. However, most of the places like museums are free to visit. One can spend hours adoring the galleries and exhibits. Some of them are the National Portrait Gallery on the edge of Trafalgar Square; the Victoria & Albert (V&A) in South Kensington; and the Tate Modern on Bankside near the London Bridge.
2. Street shopping
There are various options for shopping in London. One can go street shopping or shop from cool shops around in London. For window shopping, there is Covent Garden, Kings Road (starting near Sloane Square), and Carnaby Street, and more countless places in it.
London has the best taste of shopping with endless variety found from the streets like the one at Portobello Road in Notting Hill for cool second-hand goods and flea market finds. The city is a vibrant and diverse place which makes the tourists wander in their directions which leads it to some exciting new places.
So gear up with a comfortable pair of shoes and get a pass for the Underground to explore the unending adventure.
3. Christmas Grottos:
One of the thrilling things to do in London would be meeting Santa in his Grotto. Winter Wonderland, Father Christmas at the Greenwich Grotto, The Harrods Christmas Grotto, and Santa’s Grotto at National Trust: Modern Hall Park, and many other awe-struck grottos are available in London for Christmas.
At the Rainforest café, there is the Santa’s Grotto which begins on 23rd November and goes on until 24th December. The special grottos and parents can fill a questionnaire about their little ones to surprise and bring joy to their kids this Christmas’winter.
The Harrods Christmas Grotto stands out as an ideal place for a family visit and then takes pleasure in shopping around the festive atmosphere.
4. Christmas Chocolate Festival:
The Christmas Chocolate Festival in London is the perfect watch activity in winter. The festival has a charm of its own that sets the mood for a perfect celebration with an array of artisan delights.
Celebrations always hail with a bite of chocolate and of course, the chocolate festival is considered as one of the special events for Christmas, 2013. The event takes place from 13th December to 15th December at the Southbank Centre Square.
It can arouse excitement in the eyeballs of friends, family, and beloved ones with great Christmas gifts from some of the best chocolatiers.
5. Ice At The Tower:
Ice skating at the Tower of London would be the best thing to do in London during winter especially Christmas. It is an ideal choice for couples, kids, and families to enjoy skating in a great ambiance. Ice bar and cafe are situated close by the Ice Rink and then one can fresh up with some flavored drinks, festive snacks, and lots of other stuff.
There are one-hour sessions and ice guides are available for 15 members group. The Ice Rink’s timing is from 10 am to 10 pm and booking in advance during this festive season is always preferred. Other avail discounts and offers are shown and given.
6. Hyde Park Winter Wonderland:
Hyde Park is converted into Winter Wonderland by expanding areas around it. It consists of many rides, a giant wheel, a Christmas market, Santa’s Grotto, Ice Rink, food and drink stalls, and lots more to entertain and enliven the throng during this festive season.
A 53-meter high observational wheel, special Christmas market, and Zippos Circus are some of the centers of attractions of Winter Wonderland. It happens to go from 23rd November until 5th January from 10 am to 10 pm regularly. One can enjoy the attractions and get delighted with treats to the stomachs at the Bavarian-style bars, cafes, covered restaurants, and others.
In London, most ranking tourist attractions are free to enjoy. There are numerous places to explore to match the personal interests of different individuals. The engaging beauty of London leaves everyone spellbound.