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London in December
Written by Deekshitha Reddy on November 16, 2022 Share on

London in December – Discover London in the Magical Month of the Year

London, as we all know is the glorious capital city of England and the United Kingdom. While most of them talk about how beautiful and happening this city is during the peak months of summer, let me tell you what it has to offer in winter. Visiting London in December would be the finest and most exhilarating vacation of your life. This would be because of the zing it has to add to your dream vacation. Imagine taking a stroll into the glory of festivities and the culture of London. The Christmas markets, New year celebrations, Winter adventures, Striking monuments and attractions will leave you with an arresting memory of all things you explore on this trip. Everything about London in December would leave you in awe. If you’re excited already, let’s dive right in to see what London looks like in December.

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Weather in London in December

London in December
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I’m sure most of you would admit that the first thing you tend to consider while planning a vacation, is the weather and season. Well, are you ready to get mesmerised by the weather of this wonderland? The breezy air and the cottony snowflakes create a lovely aura around the city. London transforms into dreamland during December. The weather and the spirit of Christmas and New Year, entice tourists.

The weather keeps getting better and chillier as every day passes by. The city also experiences a few sunny days with occasional snowfall in December. The temperatures usually range between -2°C to 7°C. Undoubtedly, December is a wonderful month for you to set out for London, and it wins everyone’s heart. In December, the entire city glistens with fairy lights, Christmas trees, carols, and cotton-ball and flakes of snow everywhere, creating a magical ambiance. The charming streets of the city centre are lively throughout the day and night. Be it shopping at the Christmas markets or rave parties, London is one of the most happening cities.

Crowd and Expenses in London in December

London in December
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It goes without saying that London is definitely one of the most crowded places at the time of the year. Not just tourists but people from the other cities drive down or fly into London to experience the festive vibe. Considering December falls within the peak season, it is best to make your reservations a few months ahead.

Moving on to the other aspect, London in December is very expensive due to the demand. You would therefore end up shelling out a bit more than the off-peak season. However, you can save a considerable amount of money by making your reservations at a much earlier date.

Also Read: Things to do in London in Winter

Things to do in London in December

This bustling city is never calm or deserted. Hence, you could really explore any part of the city at this time of the year. However, here are some exciting picks that you shouldn’t miss on your vacation to London.


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1. Experience the Winter Wonderland in the Hyde Park

Winter Wonderland Hyde Park in London
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Hyde Park is one of the world’s most famous and picturesque royal parks, located in the heart of London. This park has been attracting thousands of people from all over the world because of its numerous species of trees, flowers and a lovely dazzling lake. You can also view several monuments, sculptures, fountains, and a bird sanctuary as well. Hence, this park is a haven for photographers and bird watchers. The Hyde Park also offers a plethora of activities for visitors, that includes canoeing, swimming, horseback riding, ice skating and a lot more.

Just when the Christmas season is about to begin, the entire park is transformed into a mystical realm with illuminating decorations and shimmering lights. You can find a variety of captivating rides, games and eateries out there. The winter wonderland in Hyde Park houses a wide range of shops and also includes skiing and skating contests, and a variety of musical events. This magical fest opens during the last week of November and lasts till the first week of January. It is open to the general public from 10 AM to 10 PM.

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2. Watch the Sparkling Fireworks on New Years Eve

London Eye United Kingdom
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You certainly must head to the River Thames on New Year’s Eve for a significant and momentous experience of The New Year Firecrackers. If you happen to miss this event in London in December, your trip would be incomplete. At the stroke of 12 AM on New Year, the firecrackers start glowing up the midnight sky with magnificent colours. Watching the firecrackers through the London Eye, and the reflecting lights of the firecrackers on the river make it a marvellous event. You will also find a few eateries along the sidewalk.

In order to enter the zone, there are various ticket categories you can purchase from. The blue zone is the best place with a direct view of the firecrackers. This would cost you approximately £100. The white, green, pink and red zones are on the sidewalks of the river. The approximate cost of tickets for these zones would be £80, £70, £70, £55 respectively. Make sure you get there early at least by 6 PM to grab the best spot and avoid long queues.

3. Stroll Along the Streets of Leicester Square

Leister Square London
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Leicester Square in London is one of the most bustling and eclectic areas in the city, with a history dating back to the 16th century. You will notice that the “New London” in this square beautifully gives recognition to the “Old London”. If you’re lucky, you can spot A-listers walking down the red carpet at movie premiers, as this square houses some of the best cinemas in the UK.

The Leister square is home to two of the world’s largest M&M’s and Lego stores. That’s not it, there’s more! The square is home to some of the best and largest casinos in the UK, ensuring that the evenings are never dull.  Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, Cambridge Circus and Piccadilly Circus surround it in the City of Westminster. These places are also some of the major attractions in the city that you shouldn’t miss.

Also Read: 20 Things to do in London at Night

4. Get Lost in the Camden Market

Camden Market London
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The Camden Market is another staggering place where you can indulge in the joy of festivities. It has an extensive and very impressive Christmas market. Every day in Camden is a new day as you have a lot to explore in this town. Right from the local traders to the traditional local cuisines, this place does wonders. For all the vegan and plant-based foodies, make sure you don’t miss out on the festive Vegan Deli in December. You could also head to the Camden Lock Market to explore the pubs and nightlife. Mulled wine is something that is found extensively, only in December in the UK. You can stroll around the market while sipping over the mulled wine as well.

5. Take a Tour Around the Warner Bros Studio

Warner Bros Studio London
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For all the Harry Potter fans out there, if you want an opportunity to step on Platform 9 3/4 and take the moment of pleasure to be seated on the Hogwarts Express Train, you wouldn’t want to miss this attraction. The Warner Bros Studio is a stirring attraction in the Watford Junction of London. The tour around the studio gives you a sneak peek into the stunning production sets, costumes, and properties used for all of the Harry Potter movies. You will also get to walk down Diagon Alley and step into the Great Hall. You get to witness being a wizard along with the wonders of the brand new Gringotts Wizarding Bank as well. The studio tour bus arrives every 20 minutes at the pick-up point. Make sure you reach this attraction by 11 AM to avoid crowd and delay.

Also Read: A Peak into UK Holidays in Summer

London in December
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I’m sure you won’t have the heart to wave goodbye to this delightful city once your vacation comes to an end. Now, you tell me what London in December feels like, once you get back from your mesmerizing vacation. If you’re looking for assistance with planning your trip to London, head to the Pickyourtrail website to come across exceptional expert assistance and stupendous London Tour Packages. Oh and not to mention, you can customise your dream vacation on our platform as well. On that note, Happy Exploring!

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