Christmas in London: A Guide to the Best Festive Activities
London is a wonderful destination to visit any time of the year, but especially during the Christmas season. The city is full of festive cheer, sparkling lights, and amazing attractions that will make your holiday unforgettable. Whether you are looking for shopping, entertainment, culture, or just a cosy atmosphere, London has it all. Here are some of the best things to do for Christmas in London.
- Visit Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park: This is one of the most popular Christmas attractions in London, where you can find a huge ice rink, a giant Ferris wheel, a magical ice kingdom, circus shows, live music, and more. You can also browse the charming Christmas market and enjoy some mulled wine and traditional food. Winter Wonderland is open from 17 November 2023 to 1 January 2024.
- See the Christmas lights and decorations: London is famous for its dazzling displays of Christmas lights and decorations that adorn the streets, shops, and landmarks. Some of the best places to see them are Oxford Street, Regent Street, Covent Garden, Carnaby Street, and Trafalgar Square. You can also take a Christmas lights bus tour to enjoy a night-time view of the city's festive illuminations.
- Shop at the Christmas markets and shops: London is a shopper's paradise, especially during Christmas when you can find unique gifts, souvenirs, and treats at the various markets and shops. Some of the best Christmas markets are Southbank Centre Winter Market, Leicester Square Christmas Market, and Greenwich Christmas Market. You can also shop at the famous department stores such as Harrods, Selfridges, and Liberty, which have stunning window displays and festive offers.
- Watch a Christmas show or pantomime: London has a rich theatrical tradition and offers a variety of shows and pantomimes for all ages and tastes. You can watch classic ballets such as The Nutcracker at the Royal Opera House or The Snowman at the Peacock Theatre. You can also enjoy musicals such as Elf The Musical at the Dominion Theatre or Frozen The Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. For some comedy and fun, you can catch a pantomime such as Cinderella at the Lyric Hammersmith or Aladdin at Hackney Empire.
If you are looking for a hotel that can cater to your needs and preferences while visiting London for Christmas, look no further than Mercure London Paddington Hotel. This hotel is conveniently located next to Paddington Station, which offers easy access to Heathrow Airport via Heathrow Express train. The hotel is also a 5-minute walk from Hyde Park, where you can enjoy Winter Wonderland and other attractions. The hotel features contemporary design, comfortable rooms, free WiFi, a fitness centre, a bar, and a restaurant.
Mercure London Paddington Hotel is the perfect choice for guests who want to enjoy the convenience, comfort, and style of a 4-star hotel in a central London location. Book your stay today and discover why London is one of the best places to celebrate Christmas.Book Now