on December 23, 2018 on 12/23/18 from , ,

Family Time

Since my internship ended at the end of December, my family and I decided to spend Christmas in London. I am currently with them now and I will share some activity recommendations for families during Christmas time:

  • Christmas day:

The usual activity to do on the 25th is to celebrate at a pub. Multiple locals have told me this, and because public transportation shuts down on Christmas day, I would book a pub close by to your living accommodations. Also, book in advance, way in advance.

  • Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park:

We haven’t gone to this yet, but it has been recommended to us a few times. The park is free to enter, though certain activities will cost you. However, I hear it’s a nice place to stroll and take in the Christmas spirit.

  • Ice skating:

There are multiple rinks that pop up in the city during the holidays. My family and I personally skated at the National History Museum and it was lovely.

  • Pop-up cinemas:

During the holidays, some pop-up cinemas get festive. My mother’s favorite movie is It’s a Wonderful Life, and they were screening this at the Hackney Showroom. To enter the theater, we had to go through a doorway that was turned into the wardrobe from¬†Narnia.¬†Once inside, there was fake snow and festive decorations everywhere. We got mulled wine and kettle corn and watched the movie in quite a cozy environment.

  • Southbank Centre Winter Market:

Southbank is always a lovely area to walk around, but during Christmas time they have a decently sized market with ciders, spiked hot chocolate, and so on.

  • Street lights:

Regent Street and Carnaby Street are my two favorite streets to see the holiday lights. It really turns London into a real-life fairy tale.

My mom and I on Carnaby St.

Hackney Showroom.