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What to do in London this Christmas

Christmas only comes around once a year so making it count is important. You want to know that after anticipating it for almost a year, every day is worthwhile when it finally comes around. You can do so by making the most of the ongoing festivities taking place around you and seeing what’s outside of your comfort zone. If you happen to be in London especially, you should find that there are many activities to do whether for adventure junkies or more laid back people. In case you need a few ideas, see what you can do in London this Christmas below.

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Ice skate at Somerset House

Skating can be tons of fun, especially when done on the ice. During the Christmas period, you can usually enjoy ice skating at Somerset House which is on the south side of the Strand in central London. Aside from skating, there are extras you could enjoy like having champagne at the Fortnum’s Lodge or ‘Skate Lates,’ which features top DJs and music nights. You can book tickets at the cost of £11 and £8.50 for children and skating begins on November 14th.

Watch a show

Entertainment is something that most people enjoy as it’s a chance to focus on something other than your reality for a little while. For this reason, watching a show may be a great idea when it comes to making the most of Christmas. There are several shows in December 2018 that you can watch around the Christmas period. Some Christmas themed shows to consider are a Christmas Carol and The Nutcracker. If you’re taking kids along, The Snowman may be a show everyone will enjoy.

Hogwarts in the snow

For all of the Harry Potter lovers, Hogwarts in the Snow may be something worth doing this Christmas. Taking place at the Warner Bros studio, you can expect to see snow, icicles and magical instruments all around. In addition, you can expect to hear fires roaring in fireplaces thanks to special effects as well as Gryffindor common room to be filled with treats. For the most part, it’s a chance to get behind the scenes and see the costumes that were used as well as how artificial snow was created. The two-course meal and dessert you get to indulge in should be enjoyable as well.

Christmas at Kew

Last year, Kew Gardens had magical Christmas lights on display at its botanical garden. If your goal is to embrace the spirit of Christmas, then you should be thinking about spending Christmas at Kew Gardens as you’ll witness millions of lights twinkling. Sparkling trees, glowing orbs, and light shows can be expected at the gardens. Overall, it’s a way to get a true feel of Christmas and experience this beauty with your loved ones. You can book tickets in advance so that you can secure your space for the show. 

As mentioned above, there are a number of activities you can choose to partake in this Christmas. Whether alone or with family and friends, there’s something in the vibrant city of London for everyone. By choosing activities that you’ll enjoy, you could end up having the best Christmas yet.

Luxury Yacht for your honeymoon

Honeymoons, should be just what you want, it could be a weekend in London, 6 months travelling the world or a 2 week luxury holiday on board a yacht. It’s your honeymoon, so should suit you as a newly married couple. Although for most couples when they think about a honeymoon it’s 2 weeks on a beach somewhere hot. But it could be so much more.

A luxury yacht for your honeymoon

Not all honeymoons have to be a beach holiday, have you thought about a luxury yacht for your honeymoon? Vernicos Yachts are a family run company established in 1975 that prides itself on offering a luxury chartering service. Offering luxury holidays, heading out to Greece, Turkey and Croatia.

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Image:- Vernicos Yachts

 

After your big day all you want is to head away on your honeymoon, setting sail on a yacht as your start your new life together, would be perfect. Imagine having a yacht just for you (other than the crew), lots of privacy away from a busy resort, sitting on the deck looking at miles of ocean. A fabulous way to relax and indulgence on food, drinks and each other.

A yacht is one of the most stylish ways to honeymoon, waking up in different locations each day. Swimming in crystal clear bays, visiting islands that are not in the tourist books. The Greece islands are perfect for this, I have visited Crete on a couple of occasions and when we return next year we would love to charter a catamaran to see the island from the water. Your evenings would be spent enjoying a glass of local wine, while watching the stars. Visiting the tavernas for beautiful local food and drinks while on the land. If you love the water, then being out at sea is perfect for scuba diving, snorkelling and swimming, as while on a yacht you are only a jump away from seeing the world below the surface.

Luxury Yachts

Although many yachts sleep more than just 2 people, it would give you plenty of space to enjoy your honeymoon. Each of the Vernicos fleet of yachts is finished to the most luxurious standards, so you know that whichever your choice for your honeymoon, luxury is it’s heart. Each yacht will have crew on board, they are there to ensue your time on board is everything you dreamed it would be. Although they will be on board it will no effect your privacy, so you can enjoy your honeymoon without having to worry about the crew being there. Why not look at Vernicos Yachts chartering services for your honeymoon?

Although your honeymoon budget would need is be on the higher end, it would be worth every penny. Have you ever thought about having your honeymoon on board a yacht? I honestly think it would make for the most romantic once in a lifetime trip,

 

*This is a collaborative post. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Visiting beautiful Norfolk with Norfolk Cottages

I love going to Norfolk, we have had a few holidays to Norfolk since having children. There is so much to do with the children and such a beautiful place. Stunning coastal areas of outstanding natural beauty, the wonderful Norfolk Broads are perfect for hiring a boat to spend a day on the water. Beautiful country side with lots of market towns and the city of Norwich.

Not only is Norfolk stunning by the day at night there are also many in land dark areas that are perfect for star gazing. A one of our trips we spent many evenings watching the sky. There are also many historic properties to visit, sea watching at Blakeney point. Many wildlife areas not forgetting the little coast towns. Norfolk really does offer something wonderful for everyone.

Holidays with Norfolk Cottages

Norfolk Cottages are home some beautiful holiday cottages, I have chosen a few that I would choose to stay in. Whenever we book a cottage in the UK, I always make sure there is a pub within walking distance and has a beautifully presented interior style.

Norfolk Cottages

Bella’s Cottage is in the village of Stifkey, which I have actually been to a couple of times. It’s a picture perfect village, with a shop and a village pub. Bella’s Cottage is a perfect location to for exploring the cost line, located near to Holkham and Blakeney. Sleeping 4 people, this cute quirky cottage is the perfect little cottage for a getaway to beautiful Norfolk.

Rose Cottage is a stunning and stylish cottage, in the village of Sedgeford with the village pub just a short work and a the nearest shop is just 2.5 miles away. Rose Cottage is beautifully furnished, sleeping 4 people and even has a log burner for the chilly winter months. There is a lovely little cottage garden for you to enjoy when the weather is nice.

The Coach House is a beautifully renovated coach house in the small village of Holme-next-the-sea. The Coach House is a spacious property with a large enclosed garden, located a mile away from the nearest pub and shop. Holme-next-the-sea is great location for exploring the coast areas.

The Golden Lion Barn is a beautiful luxury barn conversion that sleeps 6 people and welcome 2 dogs. The Golden Lion Barn is located near Thursford and only a short drive to the coast. If you are looking for walks with the dogs and happy to drive around the area then Golden Lion Barn is the place for you to stay.

We are planning to visit Norfolk again soon, maybe for a long weekend, I would love to visits the Lavender fields. Have you ever stayed in Norfolk? Where would you recommend?

 

*This is a collaborative post. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*