London is world-famous around this time of year for creating a truly unique and spectacular winter experience for all to enjoy. With so many sights, sounds and tastes to discover, London really does spoil you during the festive period.
London is renowned for its traditional Christmas celebrations and plays host to a wide range of exhilarating events and wondrous winter activities that families and friends can experience together.
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From hidden treasures to festive spectaculars, with so much to do it can be difficult to fit it all in. Travel to and from London has never been easier with coaches able to take you right into the heart of London. Simply contact an established coach hire specialist and book your coach or minibus tickets with minimum fuss.
So with travel sorted, what next? Follow our simple guide to London’s top winter attraction’s this 2013 and make sure you don’t miss out on the festive experience of a lifetime.
#1 – Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
The central London Park is magically transformed into a magical ice kingdom with attractions, shows and activities that will capture the imagination. This year promises to be the biggest ever, with the spectacle doubling in size to accommodate ice sculptures, ice villages, fairyland adventures and its world famous Ice Rink. Add to this Zippos Circus and Christmas markets to explore, it simply is a must-visit destination.
#2 – Christmas Market
From gift ideas to exciting refreshments, London is home to a stocking-full of Christmas Markets each with their own unique take. Selling vintage handmade presents, festive foods from all over the world all in a variety of quaint Christmas setting, there is a Christmas market for everyone to discover.
#3 – The West End
Showing some of the world’s most recognised musicals and performances, the West End is the place to see theatre like you have never seen it before. Whether you are hoping to see a classic drama, a hilarious comedy or contemporary piece, London’s West End offers the biggest variety in the most atmospheric venues around.
#4 – Ice Skating
Christmas isn’t really complete without wrapping up warm, donning your ice skates and slipping and sliding around on frozen ice. London has a number of outdoor ice rinks situated in some of the city’s most mesmerising locations. From historical settings to modern innovations, you can skate – and indeed, fall – in some of London’s most famous backdrops.
#5 – Shopping
Often the most stressful time of the year with presents and gifts to buy for your loved ones, London’s high streets are home to the biggest designer brands and shopping outlets around. Whether you are looking for the latest fashions, sourcing the perfect gifts or simply looking for inspiration, a trip down Oxford Street is sure to open your eyes. Decorated with thousands of lights, banners and yuletide decorations, you won’t help but get caught up in the Christmas spirit.
Make sure you have a Christmas to remember this 2013 by exploring what London has to offer.
Phil Warrington, a budding travel writer, looks at London’s MUST-SEE attractions this winter guiding you through your winter wonderland of discovery. If you’re looking for coach travel to and from London this winter, he recommends Mint Coaches; established coach and minibus hire providers across London and the surrounding regions.