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Why Visiting London Between Christmas and New Year’s is the best kept secret in London travel

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London is a city that never fails to amaze tourists with its cultural diversity, rich history, and vibrant spirit. Many people visit London during the summer or spring months, but there’s one season that is not so popular but definitely worth considering – the period between Christmas and New Year’s. This time of year is considered the best-kept secret in London travel, and there are several reasons why.

Winter Wonderland

London during this time is a winter wonderland. The streets are decorated with festive lights, and the atmosphere is full of holiday cheer. The shops, restaurants, and bars are all decked out in their finest Christmas decorations, making for a truly magical experience. The iconic Oxford Street has a stunning display of lights that will leave you in awe, while the Covent Garden market is transformed into a winter wonderland with festive stalls and decorations.

Fewer Crowds

The city is less crowded during this period, which is a big relief for tourists who don’t enjoy crowds. With fewer tourists around, you can explore the city at your own pace and enjoy the attractions without having to wait in long lines. You’ll have more space to take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the city, and you’ll be able to appreciate the beautiful architecture and history of London without being jostled around.

Mild Weather

The weather in London during this time of year is not as cold as you might expect. While it’s true that London can get quite chilly in the winter months, the temperatures around Christmas and New Year’s are generally mild. This means that you can enjoy outdoor activities like ice-skating, visiting the Christmas markets, and taking winter walks without freezing to death. Winter weather in London beats a Mid-western winter any day!

Great Winter Attractions

London is home to some of the best winter attractions in the world. The famous Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park is a must-visit for anyone in London during the festive period. It’s the perfect place to experience the magic of Christmas with ice-skating, circus shows, Christmas markets, and a giant Ferris wheel. You can also visit the Natural History Museum’s ice rink, which is located in one of the most beautiful settings in London.

Cool Special Events

London’s theatres and museums put on special events during this time of year. The West End shows are in full swing, and you can enjoy classic Christmas productions like The Nutcracker or A Christmas Carol. The museums also have special exhibitions and events that showcase the history and culture of the city during the festive season.

Visiting London between Christmas and New Year’s is the best-kept secret in London travel. The city is transformed into a winter wonderland; the crowds are smaller, the weather is mild, there are plenty of great attractions to visit, and the theatres and museums put on special events. If you’re looking for a unique and magical experience, book your trip to London during this period and discover why it’s the best-kept secret in London travel.

Author: jonathan

Jonathan is a consummate Anglophile who launched Anglotopia.net in 2007 to channel his passion for Britain. Londontopia is its sister publication dedicated to everything London.

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  1. One thing people should be aware of….the days are very short. We went down to breakfast when it was still dark out, and before we got back each day from our days out it was already dark. London is further north than our home in Southern California and it made a big difference in number of daylight hours. We flew there on Christmas Day and have found that is the perfect day for uncrowded flights to Europe. People want to be there already for the big day, and if that is not an issue for you try a Christmas flight.

  2. You seem to forget that London’s many English Premier League football teams play many matches during the Festive Period.


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