London in winter, it sounds ominous- dark and dreary yet the industrial London of yester year is no more.
Nowadays we have light pollution; there is hardly a dark corner to be found in the city. In fact now it’s filled with sparkling lights even Elephant and Castle
has great globe lights hanging from its trees. Start at Tottenham Court Road
and you’ll be welcomed into Oxford Street
and its lights.
Chestnut roasters on Oxford Street will keep you toasty warm and add a little Christmas cheer. The Regent Street
lights, are, as usual, sponsored by Disney and are advertising Ice Age 2, coming out in January.
Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree
As of the end of November the Norwegian Christmas tree is lit up in Trafalgar Square
, a present from the people of Oslo for Britain’s help during World War Two. The switching of the lights have, unfortunately passed by, but remember to be on the ball mid to late November next year as this is when such events, as Oxford Street’s turning on of the lights and Bond Street’s street party takes place.
London has a feast of Ice-skating events, Marble Arch
, Somerset House
and The Natural History Museum
being amongst the many to be found.
not only has Ice Skating but an 8-meter Ice Climbing Wall, which you can scale! Both events are open till the 29th January, insure you book tickets though as Somerset House is very popular.
The Natural History Museum
is a great destination for ice-skating as well; you can visit the museum, which is free, ice skate and also look round their Christmas market, open till the 22nd of January.
Marble Arch ice-skating is situated right at the end of Oxford Street so you get the real Christmas in the city experience, the rink was even briefly featured in ‘Love Actually’ so definitely not too be missed!