Things to Do in London in Winter – Part 2
Come December, London quite often turns into a snowy winter wonderland that reminds you of the Christmas Carol. But don’t let the snow fall on your travel plans. Even if it’s snowy, there are plenty of things to do in London. Here are the favourites.
Enjoy five days of music, snowboarding and skiing action at London’s only mountainside. Head to Clapham Common between 27th November 2013 – 1st December 2013 and watch UK’s biggest winter sports event. The festival brings 500 tonnes of real snow transforming the area into Narnia. Alpine themed bars, street food vendors, live music, and a lot more await your arrival.
You just can’t say you’ve done London without having afternoon tea. And when the weather is breezy and freezing, the pleasure doubles up. When it’s 3pm in your watch, head to one of the afternoon tea hideouts in London like Orangery at Kensington Palace or National Gallery Café. Enjoy delicious hot afternoon tea served in style with scones, sandwiches, jams, tarts, and cupcakes.
Go to Greenwich Park and get tobogganing! The hilly slopes of this royal park covered in snow give the perfect layout to enjoy sledging. You’ll enjoy the stunning snowy views covering Royal Observatory and St Paul’s Cathedral. Slip the slope at this hilltop heaven and relish hot drinks and snacks available all around the park.
Stay in Your Hotel
Call yourself lucky if you’ve booked a cosy hotel in London like Montague on the Gardens, complete with a fireplace in the lobby and a heated Cigar Terrace to smoke it up or Chesterfield Mayfair, ready to delight you with hot afternoon tea. If you just don’t feel like going out, don’t worry. You don’t have to spend the entire day snuggling in the blanket. Make use of your hotel services! How about taking a refreshing steam bath, a swim in the heated pool, or enjoying mulled hot wine at the hotel bar?
Keep the cold at bay and warm up at one of the outdoor ice-rinks in London. Nothing is better than twirling your skates on the ice with the snow falling on you. So, lace up your skates and head to Natural History Museum, Hyde Park, or Tower of London to enjoy skating on the ice and beat the winter blues. Also, combine skating with sightseeing to complete your experience.
Snow and hot chocolate go together like tea and cupcakes! Once you’re done with the action-packed day, why not head to Trafalgar Square. It looks magical during winters complete with a fountain, giant blue cockerel, Nelson’s Column, and of course, the annual Christmas tree. Take in the holiday decorations and listen to the carollers whilst sipping a nice cup of hot cocoa to keep you warm.
Running around cold doesn’t suit you? Why not do the opposite and try the hottest curry in London. Head to The Cinnamon Club and satiate your culinary desires. The dish comes with a disclaimer that it contains Nega Pepper, which is almost 100 times hotter than normal jalapeno pepper. This will keep you warm all day for sure.
No matter what’s the weather, London greets tourists with some of the best attractions, events, and activities. If you’re looking to plan a winter holiday in London, don’t give it a second thought. Just go for it!
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