100 Places You Need to Visit: London at Christmas Time

Posted on December 17, 2012

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Nothing is quite like London, England in the winter.  It may be frightfully cold, but the holiday festivities are worth braving the winter weather.   MarketMAPS takes a look at the next destination on our list of 100 Places You Need to Visit: London at Christmas time. 

 

Comment and tell us which locations you think should make our list of Places You Need to Visit!

 

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Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park

Hyde Park is one of the largest Royal Parks in London.  Usually a site for casual park strolls and rock concerts, every winter the park transforms.  Since 2007, Hyde Park has hosted Winter Wonderland, an event with fun fair rides, ice rinks, trinket shops, Bavarian markets, and the famous Carousel Bar.  A must see event for tourists and locals alike.

 

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The London Eye

This giant Ferris wheel is a site to behold any time of the year.  But during Christmas time, the German Christmas market sets up shop around this famous London attraction.  For all you foodies out there, this is not an event to miss.  Grilled pork steak sandwiches, authentic bratwurst, German beers, and much more await you in the various shops around the London Eye.  If you have the money, and the weather is clear, take a stroll on the Eye.  It is about a 30 minute ride and gives you arguably the best view of London.

 

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Covent Gardens

CoventGardens knows how to ring in the holidays.  This unique London district offers several attractions in the Covent Gardens Piazza.  Enjoy live music, local bands, and traditional Christmas markets.

 

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Mulled Wine

This beverage can be alcoholic or non-alcoholic, but it is always delicious, and can be found almost everywhere in London during Christmas time.  The recipe involves adding sugar water and spices such as nutmeg and cloves to wine.  It has been a mainstay wintertime drink in England since the late 1800s.

 

UK Wall Map

Celebrate Christmas time with food, ice skating, and sightseeing in London, England.  If you’re planning to travel to London, start your journey the right way.  Start with a map.  MarketMAPS publishes the most complete selection of maps of anywhere in the US and worldwide.  Plan your travels with our wall maps, map books, digital maps, or custom maps.

 

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