Days Out

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.

5 Unusual days out you may not have thought of……..

Are you looking for a day out that’s different to anything you’ve done before? It can be difficult to think of brand-new things to do to stay entertained, so we’ve come up with a list of some of the best activities that we can think of that should stand out against what you’d usually do.

5 Unusual Days out you May not Have Thought of

Have a go at Letterboxing

Letterboxing is a fun new fad that is becoming increasingly popular. It’s very similar to orienteering as well as going on a treasure hunt. The idea of this activity is to have a pot (which is known as the letterbox) which will be hidden away. Inside, there will be a stamp and visitor book with some map references that will let you know where the marked spot is. Once the pot has been found, you can take your own copy of the stamp and leave a personalised message in the book.

Go Kayaking

Kayaking is the perfect activity for anyone who loves the outdoors. Whilst exploring rivers and lakes in a way that you’ve never been able to before, you can also get some exercise as you do it! This may turn from an impromptu day out into a life-long hobby. If this turns out to be the case with you, it’s time to start reading up on what the best kayaks out there are, which websites such as bestkayaks.reviews will help you with, to ensure that you can go out as often as possible and with the right equipment.

5 Unusual Days out you May not Have Thought of

Go on a Ghost Tour

Ghost tours can be found all across the entire country, so you can’t excuse yourself out of this one. They are of course usually hosted at night time and as well as learning the history of the town you are in – you can get a good thrill out of it!   

A Murder Mystery Night

This is a great game to play with a group of friends. You can go out and enjoy a meal, have a few drinks and enjoy some live action at the same time.  There will be a plot line that you will need to follow throughout, you will be split into groups and then asked at the end of the evening to guess who the murderer is. If you are a fan of the board game Cluedo – then you will definitely love a murder mystery night.

Get Creative with Nature

Nature is a beautiful thing, so why not use it to make your own art?  Go out on a stroll at your local park and collect items such as leaves, stones, flowers, sticks, and whatever else catches your eye and create your own canvas.  This is particularly fun when it’s Autumn and leaves are falling from the trees, and is a great way to keep the kids entertained.

If you are looking to do something a little different but are struggling for ideas – give some of these a try, you are bound to have lots of fun. 

Nothing beats Christmas in London

You spent last Christmas in Paris and the one before that in Berlin. You don’t know where you would like to go to spend the cold but buzzing Christmas season this year, but you would still like to get away.

Christmas In London

If you like to experience a shopping spree like no other, followed by some mulled wine in a cosy pub, then look no further: London is your next destination. Cobbled and picturesque streets, gorgeous Christmas lights and seasonal weather will make you want to pack the beautiful coat you have just purchased and head to the capital of the United Kingdom and the cultural capital of the world!

Here’s how to travel in style:

The Hotel

Finding accommodation in one of the busiest cities in Europe is sometimes challenging, with many hotels being extremely overpriced and others far from the city centre. Moxy London Stratford offers you a unique experience at a great price. This modern hotel in the East of the city is perfectly located with the beautiful Olympic Park just a few minutes walk away and great transport connections to the town centre.

The Restaurant

Fancy trying some great food but don’t want to splash the cash? Head to the centre of town and venture into Chinatown, London’s Chinese quarter. With plenty of restaurants to choose from, this area will become one of your favourite spots in the city if you are a lover of Chinese and Asian food. Try Jen Cafe for a cosy restaurant with homemade food that includes dumplings and BBQ pork. The cafe will enamour you with its great cuisine and nice staff.

The Pub

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life” said Samuel Johnson, and he is right! With the thousands of pubs this historic city boasts, there is one to suit every taste. Rustic, modern, minimalist…choose your pick! The Spaniards Inn in Hampstead is known for being one of the city’s oldest pubs. Established in 1585, the likes of Byron and Dickens were once its clientele. Head there for some great ales and lager!

The Shop

London is known for the exquisite shopping you can do whilst visiting the city. Oxford Street, the town’s main commercial hub, tends to be quite crowded in the run up to Christmas, but you might just beat the crowds if you are up early and head there before everyone else does. Selfridges, close to Bond Street Station, sells everything from perfume and makeup to clothes and accessories. The price tag ain’t cheap, but if you fancy treating yourself, this is definitely the place to go.

If you are planning an escapade this Christmas, make London your destination. Its wonderful architecture will captivate you and its narrow streets will make you want to get lost in the city’s buzzing and electrifying fabric. If you would like to shop for bits ‘n bobs and have a chin wag with a local, book that trip…now!