Our Top 5 Things to do in London this Christmas
Posted 10 December 2014
As a London web design agency we are privileged to work in one of the greatest cities in the world. Many of our clients are based here in London, but we also work with businesses throughout the UK and internationally. If you’re planning a trip to London this Christmas time then here are our top 5 recommendations for an unforgettable Christmas:
“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” Samuel Johnson
1. Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park
This year’s Winter Wonderland in Hyde park is running until the 4th January 2015. With free initial entry and a wide range of possible activities this is a great attraction for people of all ages.
There are several stand-out features, including the ‘Magical Ice Kingdom’ with its frozen sculptures, the Christmas market and the ice rink circling the Victorian bandstand. However, the biggest strength of the Winter Wonderland is the variety it offers. There are a huge range of activities which are suitable for Children, rollercoasters and rides for the more adventurous and an observation wheel offering a beautiful view of the cityscape from heights of up to 60m.
2. See a Christmas Pantomime
For many people seeing a pantomime is synonymous with the Christmas season, and where better to enjoy a show than in the heart of London? With a vast range of performances there really will be something for everybody, and again this is a great activity for the whole family.
It would be hard to single out any one pantomime but we’re sure that the old favourites such as Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and Sleeping Beauty will be as popular as ever.
3. Take in the Christmas Lights on Oxford Street
With more than 300 shops and one of the world’s most famous displays of Christmas lights we’d strongly recommend a visit to Oxford Street.
In 2014 Oxford Street has been decorated with 1,774 white orbs spanning the length of the street. The popular shopping district is already a fantastic place to do your Christmas shopping, but the lights add an even greater magic to the experience.
4. The Peter Pan Cup (Christmas Day Swim)
Hyde Park is home to all manner of different events throughout the year, including the Winter Wonderland that we’ve already mentioned. However, the Peter Pan Cup brings out a level of bravery (or madness!) to rival anything else.
The traditional Christmas Day swim is run by the Serpentine Swimming Club. The trophy was donated in 1904 by JM Barrie as Peter Pan was first hitting the stage. Whilst you won’t be able to swim unless you’re a member of the club, this is a great spectator event and a real highlight of the Christmas season.
5. See in the New Year in London!
Finally, once Christmas has come and gone, why not see in the New Year in style in London. Gather your friends, take to the streets and take in the new year in the finest city in the world.
Vizion Online are a leading London website design agency.