Best things to do in London in December

Best things to do in London in December

Best things to do in London in December 2022

As Winter approaches and ‘spooky season’ ends, festive lights appear in the streets of London as do festive markets and an array of activities and events to celebrate this period of joy. In the blog below we’ve listed what we consider to be some of the best activities that you can take part in either by yourself or with friends and family.

Winter Wonderland

Even if you’ve never been, the chances are you’ve heard of Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, every year this fantastic event takes over Hyde Park and gets bigger and better. It really does have a bit of everything for everyone from street markets, festive food eateries, huge beer tents and everything in between you can guarantee that Winter Wonderland has it all. Take the little ones to visit Santa in his grotto or be a thrill seeker at the fun fair with rollercoasters and much more.

Somerset House Ice Rink

Arguably one of London’s favourite winter experiences, ‘Skate at Somerset House’ welcomes the festive season in style bringing all the festive faves including unrivalled skating facilities, an outstanding festive market, music that will have you dancing all night long and food and drink that will get your mouth watering just from the smell.

Fancy something unique? How about skating lessons with the Skate school for the kids or maybe you want to party all night with your friends meaning the nightlife sets from awe-inspiring DJs in rink-side decks is more your scene there truly is something for everyone this skate season.

A dining experience like no other returns, Jimmy Garcia is back at Chalet Suisse with the aim of allowing you to indulge in the perfect post-skate food in the alpine-style pop-up restaurant. For the ultimate rink-side seat, enjoy champagne and cocktails in the Skate Lounge by Moët & Chandon.

Visiting London’s Christmas Markets

Festive Markets are a staple in London come winter, there are more markets than you can shake a stick at, we think this is a great thing! When the festive period arrives in the city it transforms into one of the most beautiful cities in the world. You’ll be able to find pretty much anything you want whether it’s quirky and unique gifts for loved ones, seasonal treats or a pop-up bar or food stall you’ll definitely be able to find one in London. Whether you’re visiting the Borough Food Market or Broadway Market in London Fields, you’ll no doubt find some of the best food in city during Christmas.

If you’re planning on spending Christmas in London or visiting for any of the festive period and need somewhere to stay then look no further than Mercure London Paddington where we have fully customisable amenities and extras that will enable you to have the perfect festive family holiday with best things to do in London this December.

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