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10 Things to do in London in Winter

London the Capital of United kingdom in winter!! Sounds like a fairy tale story like snowing at nights , Christmas nights, the twinkling of the citylights , carolers on the streets and yummy Christmas cookies in markets.We cant think more better time to visit London than winter as it will be the snowy white everywhere. From Kids to Parents, to singles and mingles London has bundle of things to offer ,so get your woolly caps and gloves ready, its fun!


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Here’s the list of things to enjoy in London in winter

  1. Glimpse of lights at streets and piccadilly circus.
  2. Visit the Tower bridge
  3. Enjoy the spectacular view from The Shard.
  4. Visit London’s free museums
  5. Explore the Christmas markets
  6. Have a walk towards Westminster abbey.
  7. Winter Ice skating rings
  8. The Hyde Park winter wonderland
  9. Food at Borough market
  10. Magic of Hogwarts at Warner Bros. Studio.

1.Glimpse of lights at streets and Piccadilly circus.

The fascinating winter lights throughout the city catch eye sight of the tourists during the Christmas. The canary wharf winter light festival illustrates the spectacular illusions of light showcasing art and interactive illusions of lights overall the street.Visitors across the city and world gather to visualise the twinkling of lights exhibiting. Specially during Christmas the streets are filled with lights and beautiful attractions.

The area or Oxford and Piccadilly circus is know for the historical and modern London combination with the Buildings giving you a small feel of Times squares space.

Regent street
The Regent Street at night
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2.Visit the Tower bridge

Tower bridge is the first image clicking in mind when we hear the word London isnt it? And that of visiting it in winter is like a cherry on the cake.The hustle and bustle views of black taxis to river boats and cruises from inside the bridge and glass floor above River Thames gives you stunning views of the city beneath your feet. You can also enjoy the panoramic view of Tower of London to TheSt Pauls Cathedral aslo the Engine rooms inside the Bridge

Timing : morning 9:30- 18:00 where last admission till 17:00pm

Tower bridge,london
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3.Enjoy the Spectacular view from The Shard.

Love to be on top of everyone? Heres it. The Shard ,the tallest building of London where you can be on the top, most part of the building by feeling the wind in your hair and experience the highest viewing gallery with panoramic views with open air sky deck.

The shard view
The view from The Shard
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4. Visit London’s free museums

Interested in History,Art, Architecture? You can find many of the museums for free during winters getting a different indoor experience, as the streets out are filled with snow and snow.. They are as follows:

  • National Gallery- Ta Da ..The paintings of Da Vinci, Van Gogh, Botticelli and more.
  • British Museum – Amazing collection of artefacts around the world including Rosetta stone and Parthenon Sculptures is free.
  • Science museum- Whether you love science or no its really something worth visiting to see Amy Johnsons Gypsy Moth Plane.
  • Natural History Museum- the very famous museum for skeletons ,the famous giant blue whale skeleton and the dinosaur skeletons.
The natural history museum
The giant blue whale skeleton at Natural History Museum.
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5. Explore the Christmas markets

Roaming at the glittering markets ,you will just find the shimmering lights ,lots of shops decorated with garlands will make you blissful and tuck to the cheesy-easy food and cocktails at the markets.
Here are some of the stunning markets to stroll yourself :

  1. Experience the festive fun at the home of Blockbuster premiers at Leicester Square Market.
  2. Pick your fashion and art items at Greenwich Christmas Market.
  3. Shop for unique handicrafts enjoying besides the Thames river view at Kingston Christmas Market.
  4. An ode to german tradition at Christmas market at Tate Modern with lovely wooden chalets decorated beautifully

Christmas market,london
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6.Have a walk towards Westminster abbey.

Take a halt at the historic place of London where many Royal weddings and coronations took place… yes the same place where Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedded.
Pretend to be more royal by walking through Green park and St James park and visit the Buckinggham palace to have a look at the Changing of the guards.

Westminster Abbey
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7. Winter Ice skating rings.

Every where snow white streets, wont you love to have a thrilling experience! Skating on ice would really be the marvellous experience with the frozen temperature esoecially with the stunning location view whileskating
You can skate at the NationalHistory museum ice rings tasting the hot chocolate at the museums cosy cafes with the Christmas tree decorated at the ring. Not only here but there are unlimited ice rings through the city like Hampton court, Tower of London, and many more..

Ice skating ring London
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8.The Hyde Park winter wonderland

The Wonderland festival of Hyde park is like a key to unlock your happiness and joys. Free entry for you and family ,Enjoy over 100s of ridesand the londons biggest Christmas Market during the Month of November is really a worth visiting place.

Hyde park london
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9.Food at Borough market

So travelled this mush time to have some toothsome food menu. Borough market started around 1000 yeard ago has a rich heritage during winter you can find tons of food options including sweet and sour options as well opened from 9-5pm .Also varieties of fruits can be spotted.

Borough market
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10.Magic of Hogwarts at warner bros studio.

So Excited to visit the magical school of Hogwarts!!! So Guess the school in the snow during winter. Yes Warner bros studio in London takes you on the tour to the witching world of Harry potter to experience some magic with you and your loved ones by exploring the sets of Harry potter.

Warner Bros Studio
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Ahhh!! so end of the virtual trip here, Dont worry craft the vacation to London in real with Pickyourtrail with amazing London Holiday Packages and also check our London Guide that will help you more. Looking forward to have a memorable trip to London.


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