Indulge in some Christmas spirit with the best that the capital has to offer. Enjoy fantastic Christmas markets and ice rink locations in 2016.
London is one of the most atmospheric places to visit in the leadup up to Yuletide. Whether you’re braving the crowds at Hamleys, listening to carol singers in Trafalgar Square or partying hard at one of London’s finest VIP clubs, there really is no better place to soak up some Christmas spirit. The only problem with spending Christmas in London is that it’s such a vast city so it can be difficult to know where to find the best Christmas experiences. Luckily, this handy map from Discount Supplements details the locations of 8 Christmas ice rinks and 10 Christmas markets in London.
Ice Rinks In London
Ice skating is one of the most fun activities to take part in during the winter months. Open-air ice rinks welcome all types of skater to them regardless of whether you’re a novice or a seasoned professional. You will see romantic couples, groups of friends and families skating around the rinks laughing gleefully as they swirl around holding hands and crashing into the barriers. The cheapest ice skating tickets start at £12.50 for adults at either Somerset House or the Coca Cola Eyeskate rinks. The Natural History museum in South Kensington offers skating sessions from £12.65 and obviously you can also include a visit to this fantastic free museum at the same time. Hyde Park is home to Winter Wonderland again this year which is FREE to enter, although ice skating costs £14.50. Here, you will enjoy over 100 different types of festive rides and attractions including a Giant Observation Wheel.
Christmas Markets In London
Taking inspiration from the traditional markets in European countries such as Germany, France and Belgium, there are hundreds of authentic Christmas stalls headed to London in 2016. The produce at these markets ranges from wooden toys, European delicacies, crafts, jewellery and Christmas decorations. Enjoy browsing the stalls whilst indulging in some mulled wine, churros or perhaps a Bratwurst.
As you might expect, some of London’s biggest tourist hotspots are the best places for Christmas markets. You can wander through stalls in Leicester Square, London Bridge and down the Southbank. Museums and galleries such as the Tate Modern and the Museum of London also host their own markets allowing you to combine a rich cultural experience with some Christmas joy.
Wherever you choose to spend the run-up to December, you won’t be disappointed with the festivities that are laid on in London. Wishing you a fantastic and memorable Christmas this year from everyone at Moove2London!