London’s Top Three Festive Events

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It might only be October, but there’s no doubt that the nights are drawing in, Winter is creeping up on us and it won’t be long until it’s “the most wonderful time of the year”.

From Christmas markets and Christmas shopping, to ice skating rinks, Winter Wonderland and festive events, there are lots of magical things to do at Christmas in London, so here is our run down of the top three most spectacular festive activities for you to enjoy this year.

Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason
London’s most beautiful ice rink is returning to Somerset House for Christmas, and so is Fortnum & Mason. Take a stroll down the Christmas Arcade for a little piece of Piccadilly and visit the Fortnum’s Lodge for Mince Pies, Fondues for Two, Hot Chocolate, Champagne, and more.

This event takes place from 13th November 2019 to 12 January 2020. For more information and to book visit the Fortnum & Mason Website

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Located in the heart of London, Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is London’s spectacular Christmas destination. This event takes place from 21st November 2019 until 5th January 2020 and entry is free. Main attractions include the Magical Ice Kingdom, Paddington on Ice, Winter Wonderland Comedy Club and apes ski vibes at Bar Ice.

Entry is free, but it is advisable to pre-book many of the attractions. For more information and online booking, visit the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland Website.

Christmas at Kew Gardens
For the 7th year, the sparkling after dark trail returns to light up Kew Gardens. With dazzling lights and dynamic laser projections, the iconic Temperate House will be illuminated. Walk amongst immersive vines as they surprise with changing ribbons of light, and wander beneath the branches where mysterious fairy-fire known as Will-o’the Wisp softly glows. The holly bushes will sing and the grand finale is at the Palm House Pond as jumping jets of light dance across the water to much loved Christmas classics. Finish your evening off with spiced cider, mulled wine or hot chocolate and toast marshmallows around the firepit.

This event takes place from 20th November 2019 to Sunday 5th January. For more information and to book tickets, visit The Kew Gardens Website.


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