London is a wonderful city to visit any time of the year, but especially during the festive season. The capital is full of Christmas activities that will make your holiday unforgettable. Whether you are looking for shopping, entertainment, culture or nature, you will find something to suit your taste and mood. Here are some of the best Christmas activities in London that you should not miss, and where to stay nearby.
See the Christmas Lights
One of the most magical things to do in London at Christmas is to see the dazzling displays of Christmas lights that adorn the streets and attractions. You can admire the classic stars and angels on Oxford Street and Regent Street, the themed installations on Carnaby Street and Covent Garden, the giant Christmas tree at Trafalgar Square, and the spectacular light show at Piccadilly Circus. You can also take a Christmas lights bus tour to enjoy a night-time view of the city's festive illuminations.
Visit the Christmas Markets
If you love shopping and browsing, you will love the Christmas markets in London, where you can find unique gifts, food and drink from local and international traders. You can visit the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, a festive extravaganza with ice skating, rides, shows, markets and more. You can also explore the Southbank Centre Winter Market, where you can find wooden chalets along the river, offering handmade crafts, street food and mulled wine.
Enjoy the Christmas Shows
If you are looking for some culture and entertainment, you will be spoilt for choice with the Christmas shows in London, ranging from ballet and opera to comedy and pantomime. You can see the Nutcracker at the Royal Opera House, a classic ballet with stunning costumes and music. You can also watch Elf the Musical at the Dominion Theatre, a hilarious and heartwarming adaptation of the popular film. You can also find more Christmas shows and musicals in London to suit your preferences.
Stay at the Mercure Hyde Park Hotel
One of the best ways to enjoy the Christmas activities in London is to stay at the Mercure Hyde Park Hotel, a boutique hotel that overlooks a peaceful garden square in the heart of Paddington. The hotel offers cosy and stylish rooms with free WiFi, a minibar, a Nespresso machine, and a voice-controlled virtual concierge with AI technology. The hotel also has a gym, a bar and a restaurant. The hotel is just a 2-minute walk from Paddington Station, where you can take the Heathrow Express train to the airport in 15 minutes. The hotel is also close to many of the Christmas attractions, such as Hyde Park, Oxford Street and the London Eye.
The Christmas activities in London are a great way to celebrate the festive season and create some wonderful memories. Book your stay at the Mercure Hyde Park Hotel today and discover why London is one of the best Christmas destinations in the world.Book Now