Top 5 Experiences for a Dreamy Winter Holiday in London


Winter is a beautiful time of the year to visit London. From exploring the vibrant festive markets to ice skating in an incredible grand setting, there’s a lot to do in London during the chillier months. Read on to plan an itinerary full of amazing winter experiences in the capital city!

Ice-Skating at Somerset House

It’s no secret that the ice-skating rinks are one of the best winter attractions in London. No visit to the city is complete without the Somerset House’s iconic ice-skating rink adventure. Take the chance to skate around the grand courtyard setting boasting neoclassical vibes. It’s a 900 square metre outdoor ice rink with a 40 ft Christmas tree right in the centre of it, making it one of the most Instagram-worthy adventure spots.
The popular weekend Skate Lates are back at Somerset House, running until 14th January 2024, so plan your visit and enjoy ice skating with DJ sets, an exquisite skate lounge and more! Book a luxurious stay at the Grand Royal London Hyde Park, nestled in the heart of the city with some of the city’s best winter experiences awaiting you at your doorstep!

Catch the Official Stage Prequel to Stranger Things

Described as ‘The West End Event of the Year’ by The Daily Telegraph, make sure to add the popular Stranger Things prequel, The First Shadow to your list. Settle in for an unforgettable theatre experience, as the play marks the return of the beloved Netflix series with intriguing twists and turns. The play is set in Hawkin’s, Indiana but in 1959, not the ‘80s. Expect to meet your favourite characters including Jim Hopper, Joyce Buyers, and more, performed by talented artists. The play gives a new dimension to the original storyline by The Duffer Brothers at Phoenix Theatre.

Explore London’s Cool Museums

London has some of the best museums in the world and if you’re looking for a great day out indoors, you must explore the city’s museum scene. Most of the museums are free to visit, all you need to do is check for the opening times and plan your visit.
Some of the most recommended ones near your stay at one of the exquisite hotels in Bayswater Road London are the National History Museum with its extraordinary dinosaur exhibits and South Kensington’s Science Museum with interactive galleries and award-winning exhibitions. If you’re a museum aficionado, venture off the beaten path with a visit to the London Transport Museum for a memorable experience.

Hit Up a Christmas Market

Apart from the enchanting Christmas carols and trees festooned with gorgeous baubles, London’s Christmas markets offer a magical experience for all its visitors.
• Get into the festive spirit and make the most of your chilly days in the city with a visit to the iconic Hyde Park Winter Wonderland near the luxurious Park Grand London, with its Santaland, thrilling roller coaster rides, and heart-warming food options galore from all over the globe.
• Immerse yourself in the dazzling lights display during Christmas in Covent Garden with three daily markets for a wholesome shopping experience, and a mulled wine festival, perfect for winters!
• You can also browse the traditional Leicester Square Christmas markets, filled with a plethora of wonderful handmade crafts, and a Belgian Spiegeltent hosting a splendid La Clique performance until 7th January 2024.

Canary Wharf’s Winter Light Festival

Canary Wharf’s lit-up towers are quite a spectacle to watch after dark. Also, the business district will glow brighter for 11 days in January this year, thanks to the addition of glistening illuminations by artists from around the world. Head to Canary Wharf for an extraordinary experience gazing at interactive installations and artworks, running until 27th January 2024. All 27 artworks are free to explore, and you will also find delectable food and seasonal drinks stalls along the trail for an exciting experience!
With so many fun experiences for you to enjoy in London, plan a dreamy winter holiday in the city to remember, now!