Fantastic Wintertime Experiences in London


The mercury might be lower in London during the winter season, but the city gets the temperature rising with some of the best experiences for people of all ages. So, be it exploring the London Christmas markets, indulging in some festive shopping, or spending some time in a cosy pub trying out warm British delicacies, you’re sure to have an amazing time during the winter months in London. Read on and discover some heartwarming winter delights in London city.

Visit the London Christmas Markets

As dusk falls, it’s always a joyous experience to explore the brightly lit Christmas markets, a great way to discover London. Start with the Winter Market at Southbank Centre, on Queen’s Walk, beside River Thames. A favourite amongst Londoners and visitors alike, see the twinkling lights and smell the air filled with delicious aromas from wooden chalets selling winter-warming delights. Also, Christmas by the River is another intimate festive market that you can also explore on the South Bank, near Tower Bridge.

If you can’t get enough of the vibrancy and liveliness of these markets, the bustling Leicester Square hosts a Santa’s grotto, captivating gift stalls, and delectable street food, all showcased in a traditional style of the 1920s. Reserve your stay at the luxuriously comfortable and amenity-rich Park Avenue Inn Craven Hotel for an impeccable experience, exploring London’s winter treasures. Only moments away, you’ll also find the very popular Hyde Park Winter Wonderland with an ice rink, an observation wheel, several thrilling rides, roller coasters, ice shows, beer tents and so much more.

Watch the Winter Sunset

No experience comes close to watching the winter sunset in London. As you look out for the best hotel deals in Paddington London, curate your list of some of the best spots to catch the breathtaking sunset view in the capital. The iconic London Eye is a great spot to watch the sun go down and the sky turn deep blue. Make bookings for the London Eye Experience in advance and settle in for a great family adventure.

P.S. You’ll also get a view of some of the most well-known landmarks from the top of the giant Ferris wheel including Buckingham Palace and Houses of Parliament.

The Sky Garden is also another great option with spectacular free-to-access views at level 35 of the Walkie-Talkie building. Tickets can be booked up to three weeks in advance, so get yours soon!

Go Shopping in Piccadilly

Make sure to find some time to indulge in a shopping experience at Piccadilly. One of the most vibrant areas of the city, you’ll find Piccadilly buzzing with activity throughout the day. Its heritage stores are a must-visit if you are planning to buy some unique festive gifts and souvenirs. Head to the legendary Fortnum and Mason, a luxurious department store known for its gourmet gift hampers and a festive food hall, spread across a whole floor. Don’t forget to pick up their exclusive tea caddies to take home!

Discover London’s Pub Scene

Winters in London is the perfect time to discover London’s most cosy bars and pubs. Sit by the warm fireplace and sample a seasonal cocktail, mulled wine, or craft beer to suit yourself. Don’t forget to try some great-tasting comfort food and British delicacies including fish and chips and Sunday roast on a chilly day.

Be it luxe single rooms in Paddington or double rooms to unwind after a day of exploring, make bookings now, for the best experience. Also, don’t forget to pack some extra layers to add to your attire and stay warm.