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Things to do in London at Christmas
Autumn has just ended, there’s a crisp, cold feel to the air as we realise that winter is on its way. The nights draw in quickly and there’s a buzz around the streets as people go about their daily lives. Towns and cities are bustling with people looking to pick up early gifts and try and save themselves from the herds of shoppers that will ultimately come about in the run up to Christmas.
Festive lights are switched on and Christmas markets begin popping up in cosy little streets and quaint squares across the country. We’ve attended a couple ourselves this year. Novikov hosted a wonderful market this year and it was fun chatting to customers and being outside for a change. There’s something very special about a Christmas market, the mulled wine and smell of mince pies in the air. There were some lovely reindeer which were so cute and lots of food, even an ice bar! Take a look at our pictures below!
We spent the evening showing our goods and we have to say our gloves were a best seller that night! It’s amazing how cold it becomes once the sun has gone down. We had a range of gorgeous leather gloves, the fur lined ones were a big hit!
There’s so much to do and see in London at Christmas, from Christmas light ceremonies to ice skating. We attended the lighting ceremony hosted by The Royal Exchange and Tiffany & Co. The light were switched on by model and actress Jodie Kidd. As you can see it was a fabulous evening for all the family.
There are many great places to see light switch-ons but the Regent Street lights are probably one of the best in London. It seems that as Christmas gets closer there are more and more families out enjoying time together and Ice Skating is definitely on our list of top things to do in London at Christmas!
Somerset House has a fabulous outdoor rink and Hyde Park’s free winter wonderland is beyond amazing, a real treat for kids and adults alike. At London Zoo there is a wonderful grotto where kids can go and see Santa and his elves and receive a Christmas treat. There are also reindeer that the kids can see and they even get to make tasty treats for the animals. Surely they’ll be tired out after all that fun…
Whatever you choose to do this Christmas we hope that you enjoy spending time with loved ones and have some festive fun!