Time is passing at an alarming rate, and it won’t be long until the Christmas season is once again on our doorstep.Â Christmas is seen as a demanding time of year by many. Shopping, presents, decorating, cold weather conditions, organising dinner: they can all become a little stressful at times. It’s good to take time out from it all by enjoying a well deserved break.
There is no better way to take a break than hopping on a plane and seeing all that the city of London has to offer. If you’re looking for great value accommodation, check out the Holiday Inn Gatwick.
London is nothing short of magical at Christmas time, and there are plenty of things to see and do in the city during the festive period.
Whether you want to snap up some bargains or enjoy some quality time with the family, London will not disappoint in any way. Here is the top four things to see in London at Christmas time:
1. Visit Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland is an amazing spectacle that is held annually in Hyde Park. It has become a staple of the festive season in the last number of years, and for very good reason. Visitors have access to a whole range of spectacular attractions and fun-filled activities. Some of which include Angels Market, impressive ice sculptures, a giant observation wheel and a plethora of food stalls that offer culinary delights from all over the world. Winter Wonderland is free to enter, and it is well worth spending an entire day there. Regardless of age or gender, everyone will leave with a smile on their face and a spring in their step.
2. Go ice skating at the Tower of London
Ice skating is something that the whole family will love, and where better to enjoy it than the beautiful setting of the Tower of London. There is an outdoor rink situated in Westfield, and it provides visitors with the opportunity to skate under the stars against an inspiring backdrop. It is an activity that is suitable for the entire family irrespective of their skating ability, as there are ‘ice guides’ on hand to help those that may be a little unsteady on their feet.
3. Take in the sights of one of the many remarkable church buildings
Visiting one of the many beautiful churchesÂ in London is a great way to get in the Christmas spirit. There is a wide range of churches that are visually spectacular and utterly striking. If you plan on going to a Midnight Mass, there is a traditional service held at St. Martins just off Trafalgar Square. Christmas Eve is special on all counts, and a trip to Westminster Abbey is highly recommended on this day.
4. Check out a pantomimeÂ
Everyone loves a bit of pantomime at Christmas time, and London is definitely the place to experience one. The city is heaving with famous faces during Christmas, all wearing silly costumes and acting out some lightly disguised fairytale for the enjoyment of their yelling audience!
Those are just four of the top things to do in London during the Christmas period. The list goes on and on, and the amount of opportunities that London provides is truly endless.