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What's on in London this Christmas
London is the best city to visit at Christmas with so much going on. Here is your guide as what to expect in London during December 2011.
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
To really engross yourself in the Christmas spirit head down to Hyde Park this December. Enjoy ice skating, the circus, a funfair, Christmas markets and more in this wonderfully Christmassy destination.
You will find intoxicatingly festive Christmas markets all over the capital including the Cologne Christmas markets at the Southbank Centre, the Greenwich Christmas market and the Christmas Chocolate Festival on the Southbank.
London is the shopping capital of Europe and doesn’t disappoint when it comes to Christmas shopping. Take your pick from the many iconic department stores across the capital from Harrods, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Liberty, Fortnum & Mason and more. Other fabulous London shopping destinations include Oxford Street, Regent Street, Covent Garden, Westfield, Kensington High Street and Notting Hill.
During the festive season London becomes awash with outdoor ice rinks. To skate with a scenic view head to the Tower of London, London Eye, Hampton Court Palace, Natural History Museum ice rinks or the Westfield Stratford ice rink for view of the Olympic Park. Other popular ice rinks include those at Canary Wharf, Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland, Somerset House and Westfield London.
Christmas Afternoon Tea
Indulge in some festive afternoon tea in one of London’s gorgeous hotels; The Dorchester, Claridge’s, The Mandeville and The Ritz – where you can enjoy a spread of sandwiches, scones and cakes accompanied by The Ritz Choir.
Enjoy this great British tradition in London this Christmas. Catch Cinderella at the Hackney Empire or Potted Panto at the Vaudeville Theatre. If Panto isn’t your thing then see a hit musical in the West End with the likes of Chicago, We Will Rock You, Mamma Mia, The Wizard of Oz, Priscilla Queen of the Desert just some of the shows on offer.
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