New front desk support Freddie is just getting used to working in London, and has been looking at the best places to go this Christmas!
As the days draw shorter and the evenings become colder, windows begin to mist and the festive season is slowly falling upon us, with Christmas right around the corner! If you’re struggling to get into the festive spirit, then these events are a must.
Christmas at Kew Gardens: 22nd of November - 1st of January
Discover Kew Gardens Royal botanical Gardens turning into a glittering wonderland. The mile long trail aluminates the sky with more than one million glistening lights. This is the perfect opportunity to gather up family and friends to venture out and explore the phenomenal display of lights Kew Gardens has to offer.
Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park: 17th of November – 1st of January
Winter Wonderland is a family friendly event filled with Christmas activities, you can explore the magical ice kingdom, venture onto the ice rink, observe from the skies for the giant fairest wheel, visit the Christmas markets and indulge in seasonal food under the sparkling Christmas lights.
Greenwich Christmas market: 22nd November- 24th December
Join in the festive spirit with a magical Christmas in Greenwich this year, this market is within the ground of a world heritage site, filled with over 150 stalls showcasing a wide verity of Christmas themed and festive gifts, food, fabulous lights and even a guest appearance from Santa!
Ice-skating at Somerset House: 15th November- 14th January
If you’re struggling to get into the Christmas spirit then put your skate on! Ice-skating is the perfect opportunity to grab your scarf and woolly hats and enjoy the magical Christmas atmosphere Somerset House has to offer. No matter how questionable your ice skating skills may be, Somerset House has something for everyone, both on the ice and off. Filled with festive food, drink, Christmas arcades, festive shopping and so much more.
Christmas shopping on Oxford Street: 7th November – January
From November through to January Oxford Street is transformed into a magical winter wonderland, if this doesn’t get you feeling Christmassy, I’m not sure what will. Thousands upon thousands of sparkling baubles and a spectacular display of twinkling lights illuminate the winter skies of London. This is the perfect opportunity to kick off your Christmas shopping or even to squeeze in those last minute gifts.
By Frederica Hutton