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Christmas in London 2013 - Part 2

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With a trip to London during the holiday season, it seems to be a perfect entertainment and thrill to wind up this year of 2013. There are quite a few things to do when you visit London during winter.

Here are the best of the few things to do when on a Christmas Holiday in London.

Ice Skating:

Ice Skating is one of the favourite games of winter in London. Spins on the ice rinks will help you keep yourself warm. Ice rinks are set up around the city at famous land marks of the city. To name a few are Natural History Museum Ice Rink, Somerset House Ice Rink, Canary Wharf Ice Rink, Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink, the Tower of London Ice Rink, Winter Wonderland Ice Rink at Hyde Park, Eyeskate at the London Eye.

the Tower of London Ice Skating
The Tower of London
the Tower of London Ice Rink
The Tower of London Ice Rink

Thames River City Cruise:

Enjoying the sights across the River Thames on the cruise. You could also have a relaxing dinner on the Thames.

London Thames River
Thames River, London
Thames RIver London
City of London, River Thames
City Cruise on River Thames
City Cruise on Thames

Go to Winter Wonderland:

Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park is the staple entertainment in London during Christmas. The park hosts 100s of stalls, Christmas market, amusement rides for all – kids, adults and family, Giant Wheel which gives spectacular views of the city, wine and food stalls. The entry to the Winter Wonderland is free, but the rides and other amusements are charged few pounds. There is also a ice rink set up for spinning around.  

Winter Wonderland Hyde Park  London
Winter Wonderland Hyde Park  London
Christmas Tree at Winter Wonderland

Christmas SHopping at Winter Wonderland
Christmas Shopping at Winter Wonderland

Fun at Winter Wonderland

fun games at winter wonderland
Fun game at Winter Wonderland
fun game at winter wonderland

Crafts at Winter Wonderland
Craft at Winter Wonderland
Crafts and Toys at Christmas Market

Santa Land at WInter Wonderland
Santa's Workshop at WInter Wonderland. Rides for Children
Santa Land

toy train ride at hyde park

Children's ride Winter Wnderland

Rides at Winter Wonderland

amusement rides

Giant Observation Wheel at WInter Wonderland
Giant Observation Wheel at Winter Wonderland
Giant Wheel at Hyde Park

Winter wonderland rides

Tranquil rides at Winter WOnderland
Thrilling Rides at Winter Wonderland

Shopping at the Christmas Market:

London Christmas Markets are the best to pick up Christmas gifts, Christmas decorative, jewellery, crafts and toys. The markets are more or less like flea markets set up on certain streets  and parks especially during the festive season.

To name a few of the best Christmas markets are Southbank Centre Christmas Market, Winter Wonderland Hyde Park, Berwick Street Christmas Market.

Angels Christmas Market
Angels Christmas Market, Special Event
Jewelry at Winter Wonderland Christmas Market
Jewelry at Winter Wonderland Christmas Market
Painting Stall at WInter Wonderland Market
Painting Stall at Winter Wonderland Christmas Market
wine and food at hyde park

German Sweets at Winter Wonderland

Sweets at Winter Wonderland

Not to miss the enchanting Oxford Street and Regent Street shopping under the world famous Street Christmas Light. See here.

See Christmas Tree at Trafalgar Square:

Trafalgar Square is the prime land mark of London. This square holds one of the tallest Christmas Tree throughout the month of December. This is a tree gifted to England from Norway, the tradition has been in practice since the time after Second World War. The decoration too are done as per the Norway traditions. You can also enjoy the nightly carol singing at the square.

This square also holds a multi coloured fountain which is captured by thousands of tourist visiting London.

Trafalgar Square London
Trafalgar Square, London
Christmas Tree at Trafalgar Square
The Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree
Trafalgar Square in London
Trafalgar Square London - Day Time
Trafalgar Square London night look
Trafalgar Square London - Night Time

There are some more attractions too like watching The Snowman at the Peacock Theatre, world famous singers classical concerts, taking a dip in the Serpentine at Hyde Park is the festive tradition (even though the temperature is sub-zero).

That was a short list of things you can do when you visit the city of London during Christmas. Tour to London is totally different from Christmas in London experience.

Editor’s Note: Read more travel posts from the same author about Christmas in London 2013 – Part1 and EdinburghAugust Festival – 2013.

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