There is so much going on in London in December! From christmas markets to amazing restaurants there is something for everyone! Although realistically I won’t be able to do all of the things on my list, here are the things I think are most exciting in London December! Hopefully I can do a couple and will report back!
It’s the 10th anniversary of Winter Wonderland! This christmas extravaganza located in Hyde Park, is puling out ALL the stops this year to make it extra special! It’s free entry if you want to have a wander around the german style markets. Other events are ticketed including the UK’s largest open air ice rink, a Magical Ice Kingdom, a circus show, and the Giant Observation Wheel. I didn’t go last year, but previously I have always had the best time! It does get SUPER busy, but if you love getting festive, put on your wooly hat and get ready for some mulled wine!
Ice-skating at Somerset House
I haven’t got around to doing this yet but the setting is so beautiful that it is firmly staying on my bucket list! They also have exclusive ‘Club Nights’ with international DJs. There are many other beautiful places to ice-skate in London including the Natural History Museum, by The London Eye, (both of which I’ve been to in previous years) Tower of London, Canary Wharf and many more.
Forest On The Roof @ Selfridges
This magical dining experience looks and sounds breathtaking! With a restaurant and bar in the most magical and mystical of settings this sounds like something truly special! There is a new winter menu made with fresh British ingredients… yum!
Backyard Cinema’s Winter Night Garden
You’re given blankets and mulled wine while you settle down to watch ‘Elf’ or ‘Home Alone’ amongst others. I have never been to a pop up cinema and I know they are very popular during the summer with the outdoor screens, but this magical winter night garden equipped with beanbags sounds super cosy and festive!
Southbank Centre Winter Festival
I have passed this in previous years, but have never spent any actual time to get some tasty Nutella crepes and shop in the delightful little stalls. There is also a Rekorderlig Cider Lodge featuring hot cider, Swedish food, a photo booth and fire pits to keep you warm (which is ideal, as trust me, it is very cold by the river!). There is also a circus and roller disco!
I hope you enjoyed this post and it has given you some inspiration if you are visiting London this December or you live in the city and want something to get you into the festive spirit!