The festive season is upon us, and London is so magical as ever! If the Christmas lights at Oxford Street weren’t enough to entice you, here are my 5 favourite things to do during the festive season this December:
- Unleash your inner kid at Winter Wonderland
Its an annual tradition, you can’t possibly be a true Londoner if you don’t head down to Winter Wonderland at least once every year. I can’t remember a year where I didn’t head down there for the churros and a ride on a dragon (just call me #motherofdragons !!) on one of the many carousels. Unleash your inner child and don’t let anyone (and I mean anyone!) judge you for it!
2. So many festive afternoon teas, so little time
You know I love an afternoon tea, but afternoon teas at this time of the year are my most favourite festive activity. So many to choose from, but here are some of the faves…
Christmas Afternoon Tea at Claridges (Don’t miss Karl Lagerfield’s upside down Christmas tree installation!)
Christmas Carol Afternoon Tea at The Dorchester
Festive Afternoon Tea at Royal Lancaster London (halal options available upon request) – I’m looking forward to visiting this one in a few weeks!
Ski Sunday Afternoon Tea at The Gherkin at the Christmas Ski Lodge
Festivi-tea at The Corinthia
3. Ice skating on the Natural History Museum Ice rink
Not much of an ice skater, but even if you’re hanging onto the railings the magic is hard to miss. Don’t let all those little kids whizzing past you put you off! 🙂
Or Somerset House…
4. And winter cinemas..
Rooftop Cinema at The Berkeley
Hot chocoloate, blankets, hot water bottles to cosy up on the rooftop of The Berkeley, Knightsbridge watching some of your favourite Christmas films? Yes please!
Miracle on 34th Street at The View at The Shard
One of my ultimate feel good black and white Christmas films with a view of London? Where do I sign up.
Cinema in the Snow, Hackney (8-18th December)
Backyard Cinema’s Winter Night Garden (very limited availability)
5. And, of course, all the many Instagrammable winter gardens (#doitforthegram)
Winter Forest, Broadgate
If I can’t have real snow in London, then I am definitely not opposed to an entire forest of faux snow🎄🎄🎄 The Winter Forest may seem to be in an odd spot (right behind Liverpool Station) but it is SO adorable and much larger than expected. Grab a seat by the bar under the string lit tent or snag a cute little wooden table amongst the a sea of snowy trees. Perfect for a little holiday pit stop and especially mid-post work drinks. #cheers
Have I missed anything out? Let me know what you’ve been doing during this festive period!
Lots of love,