10 Reasons Why You Should Visit London This Winter

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Many people rather go to warm places when choosing a holiday destination for winter. Or you prefer hitting the slopes and going skiing or snowboarding instead. I get you in both cases as I like doing both :). But the truth is, there are many cities out there that provide you with a very enjoyable winter experience, and London is definitely one of them. So below I will give you 10 reasons why you should visit London this winter:

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Go Ice skating in Somerset House

This is the pretties ice skating ring that I have ever been to. The grand 18th-century courtyard that is home to Somerset House just gives you this feeling of history and elegance while ice skating through the music - simply magical!

Photo credit to Time Out

Photo credit to Time Out

Visit Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland is where it’s at in London at this time of the year. You can have so much fun there while enjoying all the rides, food stalls, beer tents and music.

Photo credit to visitlondon.com

Photo credit to visitlondon.com

The weather is not THAT cold

For someone who has lived in other cold countries, the temperature in London is considered mild for winter as it doesn’t often go below 0 degrees Celsius, which is great for exploring this town.

Cosy up in one of the many pubs

The pubs are one of the best places to hang out during winter. Its decoration, lighting, food and drinks help you warm up while you are sharing conversation with friends and family.

Photo credit to Red Online

Photo credit to Red Online

The afternoon teas taste better

You know that warm feeling of a delicious cup of tea with a scone? Now imagine it during winter in one of the many venues that offer them. That’s what I am talking about ;).

Photo credit to londontown.com

Photo credit to londontown.com

See the Christmas lights

I love the lights of the city during this time of the year, especially around areas like Oxford Street, Leicester Square and Regent Street where everything becomes so pretty and Christmassy!

Photo credit to visitlondon.com

Photo credit to visitlondon.com

Visit one of the many Christmas markets

I love Christmas markets in London, especially trying the hearty food and browsing through handmade wooden toys, unique jewellery, intricate decorations and plenty more. A popular one is the Southbank Centre Winter Festival.

Photo credit to Faraway Lucy on Pinterest

Photo credit to Faraway Lucy on Pinterest

Watch one of the concerts at the Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall is an amazing venue that offers different concerts during winter. I just love to get all dressed up and see all these elegant people while listening to some beautifully produced orchestra, classical music or jazz performances.  

Photo credit to Prestigious Venues

Photo credit to Prestigious Venues

Walk through one of the many parks

I know that this is an outside activity and you may be thinking about the cold, but trust me the London parks have a different flair during winter that can be quite enchanting, especially when it snows.

Photo credit to Time Out

Photo credit to Time Out

PS: Another HUGE reason why you should come to London is that at the time I am writing this post the value of the pound has dropped considerably after Brexit, so it's never been so cheap to travel to the UK ;)

You may also like my post that gives you a guide to London and Christmas Gift Ideas - London Edition :)

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