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Christmas is a great time to go on holiday and there is nothing more festive as London at this time. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to celebrate this season in the capital whatever your age.


  1. Explore Winter Wonderland

This now annual spectacle in Hyde Park really has become a staple of the festive season. Go ice-skating, enjoy the rides and explore the Christmas markets. From the Magical Ice Kingdom for the kids to themed bars for the grown-ups, this is a must see.

Infos: Entry to Winter Wonderland is free. Until January 3 2016


  1. Ice Skating at Somerset House

It’s an annual classic and for good reason. This ice rink is open all day and you can enhance your “experience” with some champagne and cream tea in Fortnum’s Lodge. Also, it’s “club night” sessions are particularly popular with dating couples.

Infos: from £7.50. Until January 10 2016

  1. Witness the magic of Hogwarts in the snow

There is set to be some magic in the air with the Hogwarts castle covered in the blanket of snow and the iconic Great Hall decorated for Christmas with props from the films. You’ll have the chance to pose with a replica of platform 9 ¾ and see the Hogwarts Express, Privet Drive, the Knight Bus and Hogwarts Bridge amongst many other attractions.

Infos: Until January 1 2016

  1. Winter at Southbank Centre

Head over to Southbank Centre this festive season and see it transformed into a magical landscape with a bustling market, twinkling lights and a host of seasonal events for winter at Southbank Centre. This year’s Winter Festival focuses on family, charity and giving, with many events and activities reflecting these three themes.

Infos: Until January 3 2016

  1. London Bridge City Christmas Market

The bankside is transformed for Christmas with twinkling lights and decorations, and there will be live music, classic film screenings and activities to enjoy with all the family. Pick up unique presents, stocking fillers and treats from independent traders, artisan producers, pop-up bars and food vendors in the traditional wooden chalets.

Infos: Until January 3 2016

Have a wonderful time and don’t forget: Electrical sockets (outlets) in the United Kingdom of Great Britain  supply electricity at between 220 and 240 volts AC and also electrical sockets (outlets) are the “Type G ” British BS-1363 type. Take your adaptor and your voltage converter with you and have no worries. https://www.110220volts.com/united-kingdom-plug-adapter-kit.html