London will always be one of the favorite destinations of locals and tourists alike, given its rich cultural and historical background. Think of Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the London Bridge, and you’ll immediately be reminded of historic scenes that you once read in books and newspapers.
During Christmas, however, London is much more spectacular with its festive mood, an assortment of Christmas lights, and pristine snow covering the ground. Locals are all smiles with you as you tick off your London holidays bucket list. The question is, what to do and where to go? If you plan to stay in hotels near Earls Court Tube, here are a few of the tourist destinations that will tickle the inner Englishman in you.
- Gingerbread City
Nothing is sweeter than this impressive museum of architecture, Gingerbread City. You’ll surely feel hungry as you feast your eyes on various miniature buildings made from biscuits and other confections.
- Rainbow Penthouse
Feed your inner fashion goddess with a brisk shopping spree at Rainbow Penthouse. Not only is the admission free of charge, but you’ll also be getting shopping tips from designers Zandra Rhodes and Andrew Logan.
- Conduit Street Christmas Fair
Feel nostalgia tug your heartstrings as you listen to your old favorite Christmas carols. Performers will also be reading lines from the famous Dickensian novel “A Christmas Carol”. As you stand there and eat your share of roasted chestnuts, you’ll never ever say “Bah, humbug!”
- Ice Skating
Dance and skate like an ice queen (or king) before winter hits its last note. Check out ice skating rinks in Somerset House, Natural History Museum, Hampton Court Palace, the Tower of London, and Winter Wonderland. Most of these ice skating rinks are near Mowbray Court Hotel. After getting yourself dizzy-happy in the ice skating rink, plunge yourself in a warm bath or relax and get ready for your adventure the next day.
- Watch the mesmerizing Christmas lights all over London.
Your Christmas to-do list will never be complete without sightseeing Christmas lights. You can take photos of these blinking delights at Carnaby, Bond Street, and Oxford Street. There’s also a beautiful mistletoe chandelier at the Convent Garden, and tall Christmas trees at the Trafalgar Square.
London is best visited during the holidays, when the entire city is aglow and alive. Pack lightly, look for hotels near Earls Court Tube, and start checking off your holiday list. Don’t forget to include London’s shopping markets as you explore the magical Christmas-y city!