London is unarguably one of the most charming cities in the world. This cosmopolitan city offers a never-seen-before mix of cultures, history, heritage, vibes and spirit. This city knows how to celebrate and enjoy all of its season to the fullest. Though London is beautiful during spring, summer and autumn, winters turn out to be the most spell-binding time of the year. Winter hosts festivities like Christmas and New Year making it the most glorious time and season of the year.
London warms itself with magical winter markets, hot toddies, mulled wines, skating on massive ice rinks and more fun things to do. If you are planning a trip to London in winters make sure you book your stay in central part of the city- that’s where the real celebrations and festivities take place. Park Grand Paddington Court Hotel in London is your ideal accommodation to enjoy London winters to the fullest. This cosy hotel is only a short walk away from Paddington tube and train station. The hotel’s ideal location allows you to easily get to all the top-rated winter attractions in London. During this time you can even avail special offers and deals being offered by the hotel.
Offering all modern amenities and facilities along with warm hospitability, the hotel ensures comfortable and luxurious stay for all types of visitors.
To make sure you fully experience everything London offers here’s a list of things you shouldn’t miss.
The most beautiful time of the year is here. This decade old fair entertains Londoners and visitors from mid-November to early days of January. Buzzing with rides, food, shopping stalls, mulled wine, beer and chocolate dipped churros, this place is dreamland. It’s a great experience for both kids and adults. You can indulge games, shows, try ice skating and lots of other fun things. You can’t miss the excitement and fun of the much awaited Winter Wonderland.
New Year fireworks
At the stroke of midnight, London displays one of the most spectacular shows of fireworks to bring in the New Year. It’s one of the grandest displays of fireworks in the world. It’s recommended to buy the tickets of this show in advance to be able to witness it closely. This massive annual fireworks display is presented by the Mayor of London and is held in central London at the Coca-Cola London Eye. This show makes London winters extra-special.
Boxing Day and January sales
Winter in London brings with it the iconic Boxing Day sale and January sales. It is the best time of the year to shop your heart out and be sorted for the year. Retailers get super-generous on Boxing Day offer the biggest discounts on things and brands you love. In the month of January you can secure flight tickets at great prices. What a beautiful time of the year to travel and shop at great prices and the bargains.
As winter sets in, the smell of Christmas markets rules the air. Indulge in the authentic Christmas Market experience with mulled wine, beer, sausages, churros, Christmas shopping and enjoying massive Christmas trees and Santa’s Grotto. When in London you can witness the Christmas market in Southbank, the Camden Christmas Market, London Bridge Christmas market, Christmas in Leicester Square and at Tate Modern.
Winters in London are also the best time to enjoy ice-skiing. The massive rinks set-up in different parts of the city helps you have a memorable experience. The most popular rinks of the season are at Somerset House, Natural History Museum, Tower of London, Hampton Court, Canary Wharf and of course at the Winter Wonderland.
Winterville is another popular festival to celebrate winters and Christmas in London. This East London festival can be found in Victoria Park from November – January in 2017. Here again you can enjoy lots of dancing, eating, laughing, drinking, skating and more things to keep you happily entertained.
Christmas lights and trees
London is one of the most well-dressed and decorated cities for winters, Christmas and the festive season. Though you will find every corner of London beautifully decorated from November until January. But, the creative display of lights at Regent Street, Bond Street, Oxford Street and the Carnaby Street. The lights on these streets make London winters and Christmas stand out from the rest of the world. Plus, the city has huge trees decorated in different parts of London that are surely a treat for your eyes.
English Tea experience
The British love their tea. An ideal thing to do in the winter months, you can enjoy tea the classic high-tea in true British fashion. A number of popular restaurants and cafes host this tea drinking experience.
Musicals and Theatre
Winters in London are also an ideal time to enjoy a selection of popular Broadway musicals at the West End. From Lion King to Matilda and Aladdin, the theatrical experience is something no one should ever miss.