This Christmas it does not matter whether you’re a visitor or a local, there’s plenty to do in the capital to help you feel festive.
If you’re feeling adventurous why not try a little ice skating? There are a variety of ice rinks on offer in Lodnon during the Christmas period. Many have iconic backdrops, like Hampton Court which provides the stunning backdrop of Henry VIII’s palace. It means you can slip and slide while feeling part of history. The Natural History Museum, meanwhile, also offers a blend of heritage and fun plus it’s in the centre of London. Over on the South Bank there’s an ice rink at the London Eye with breath-taking views across the river and across to Westminster. Meanwhile over at Canary Wharf the ice rink is outdoor, and has an adjacent bar to help you warm up!
There’s plenty of fun for families and young children to get up to in London during the festive period. There’s nothing quite as magical as meeting Father Christmas himself and the red suited one appears to be dropping into plenty of different locations in London, in the run up to the business night in his calendar. Santa is at many of London’s iconic department stores with special grottoes at Harrods, Selfridge’s and Hamley’s. For some lucky ones they can even have tea with Santa as well as getting a present.
One of the main festive attractions in London is the Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park. Free to enter it is sprinkled liberally with Christmas magic. With a circus, another ice rink, plenty of Christmas stalls and traditional fun and games you are guaranteed not to get bored.
If you’re working in the capital over the Christmas period and you’re staying in one of Clarendon’s serviced apartments, or you’re looking for a place to stay in London over the festive period, make sure you drop into any of these attractions for a festive day out. London is magical over the festive period and it’s guaranteed as one of the most Christmassy places to enjoy the holidays. Remember you can use Clarendon’s smartphone application to search all the attractions on your doorstep during your stay and find out what’s on to make the most of your time in London.