Christmas is fast approaching and after what has been a difficult year, it is important that people find ways to enjoy themselves and get in the festive spirit. A trip to the capital is always a good way to do this as it really comes to life over the holidays and there are lots of fun things that you can do. Obviously, you will need to keep an eye on COVID-19 restrictions and always follow the guidelines.
Christmas lights are always magical no matter where you see them, but some of the displays throughout London are truly breathtaking and a sight to behold. Oxford Street, Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, Carnaby Street and Kew Gardens are a few of the best places to see lights and decorations which are sure to get you in the festive spirit. If you plan on travelling around the capital to see the lights, you should check the train times to London online and try to avoid rush hour. You may also be able to walk between destinations which might be better than getting the underground in the current situation.
Ice skating is another festive activity to try in London and always good fun with a great atmosphere. Again, there are a handful of places to go ice skating in December in the capital, including Somerset House, the Natural History Museum and Hyde Park.
Hogwarts in the Snow at Warner Bros Studios
It isn’t really Christmas if you don’t watch at least 1 Harry Potter movie and you could make this year extra special with a visit to the Warner Brothers Studio, which is a magical place in wintertime. Seeing the Great Hall lined with Christmas trees and the festively decorated Gryffindor common room will certainly get you in the mood for Christmas and the tour itself is also a brilliant experience.
Afternoon tea in London’s swankiest hotels is a lovely experience at any time of the year, but around Christmas it is a whole different experience which will help to get you in the festive spirit. There are a number of good places for Christmas afternoon tea, such as 11 Cadogan Gardens and The Goring. Keep in mind, it is likely that you will have to book in advance!
Hopefully, this will give you some inspiration for ways to get in the festive spirit with a trip to London. It is important to try extra hard to enjoy this year in light of the pandemic, but of course, you must also keep an eye on any developments, make sure that you are staying safe at all times and that you have backup plans in place in case you are unable to enjoy an activity due to restrictions.