Are you fed up of having a hum-drum Christmas? Spice it up by going to the world’s favourite capital city, London town. Immerse yourself in the bustle of London during the winter spell, by checking out the best attractions, shopping and events that London has to offer, all sprinkled with sparkly Christmas merriment.
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Shopping: Southbank Centre Christmas Market
Have you still got those pesky little stocking fillers that you need to buy? Perhaps you have done no shopping at all for Christmas yet! Either way, you can ensure that you are a firm family favourite with the handmade craft presents on offer. The Southbank Market has a traditional German theme, selling bratwürst, gingerbread and Glühwein, spicy mulled cider, guaranteed to warm your cockles while you’re walking around in the frosty air. Check out the opening times of the market and the directions for getting there on this page.
Activity: Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Rated 5/5 on Time Out London, Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland will encompass you into its dream like scene- you’ll pinch yourself, wondering if you made it up. But no, we promise it’s real. During the Christmas season, Hyde Park has a giant ice rink, fanfare rides, for little ones and grown-ups. They even have a Victorian band stand! So gather your skates, suspend your disbelief and head on over to Hyde Park!
Entertainment: Viennesse Christmas
Hark at the herald angels singing; book a ticket to see the internationally-renowned London Concertante performing Strauss’ ‘Takes from the Vienna Woods’ on Saturday the 28th of December, including an enchanting performance of Tchaikovsky’s ‘Nutcracker’. Let the classical and operatic melody move you and sooth your Christmas come-down. The event is taking place at St. Martin in the Fields, and if you’d like more information about where to find it and how to book tickets, click this link: http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/event/music/concerts/viennese-christmas/