Having recently been informed that I will be working nights over Christmas (bah humbug), I have decided to make the most of the holiday season for the entirety of December. I thought I’d share some of my favourite spots across London to get in the Christmas spirit.
Ice Skating, Natural History Museum
With various incredible settings to choose from across the city, my personal favourite has to be the Natural History Museum. Wrap up warm, grab your skates and show off your best tricks (or Bambi on ice impression). Have a wander inside and embrace your inner child in the amazing dinosaur section. Also well worth the visit, is the annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, which is currently on at the museum.
Peter Pan Goes Wrong, West End
The Mischief Theatre Company have put together an hilarious show, located in the West End. It’s very much slapstick comedy, with the show following an amateur dramatics company putting on their Christmas show of Peter Pan. One of the funniest shows I’ve seen for ages and tickets won’t break the bank.
Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park
To get in the true Christmas spirit, head to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. Wander through the festive markets, sip on glühwein and get your annual adrenaline rush trying out some of the rides. Make sure to go when it’s dark to appreciate the place in its full fairy light glory.
Forest on the Roof at Selfridges, London
Once it gets to this time of year, Oxford Street is an area where most sane people try to avoid – mainly due to the excessive numbers of people that descend to complete their Christmas shopping. However, if you do find yourself shopping in Selfridges, be sure to head up to Forest on the Roof for some drinks which has been transformed into a festive grotto.
The Nutcracker, Royal Opera House
The ballet classic returns to London every year and it’s still set in the beautiful the Royal Opera House. The choreography is incredible and it is accompanied by fabulous music. Head for a wander around Covent Garden before and enjoy a magical evening.