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Why London Comes Alive in Winter

Why London Comes Alive in Winter


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Many places aren’t as exciting in the cold and dark of winter, with the less hospitable conditions closing off possibilities of fun for your trip. Not so with London, where many great days out are indoors and the beauty of the city is amplified by the lighting and decoration that ignites the city’s skyline. Hotels in London come in all varieties from budget to luxury, for business or relaxation. Whatever your reason to visit London this winter, you can enjoy certain things even more when it’s dark and chilly.

The London Eye

Take the breathtaking trip on the 135 metre Ferris wheel at any point of the year and you’ll be treated to a breathtaking panorama of the city of London, with your view stretching on to the furthest outskirts of Greater London. Take this same trip when the city is lit up and covered in festive lighting in the build up to Christmas and you’re left with something that leaves an entirely more magical impression. Even from the ground, the sight of the city lights is spectacular, but from up on high you’ll have a view you’ll truly never forget.

Hyde Park

During the winter months, Hyde Park hosts London’s Winter Wonderland, a fantastic experience that includes a huge ice rink boasting over 100,000 lights to add to the magic. Highlights of the other great attractions on show include The Magical Ice Kingdom, an amazing walk through a gallery of beautiful ice sculpture, from dragons and knights to trolls and a castle. There’s plenty more to see and do here, including a visit to Santa to really make your child’s Christmas, as well as a circus and rides.

These are just a couple of the best things that get even better when winter falls over London, with loads more interesting and fun things to do, whatever the weather, in this fantastic city.


  1. Mary Ambrosino says

    If I ever get to London I will check it out.