It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Temperatures are falling and the holidays are just around the corner. To help get you into the festive spirit, we’ve taken a look at some of the most exciting things happening in London over the holiday season:

 

Winter Wonderland

It may be an obvious choice but we couldn’t write a post about Christmas in London without mentioning Winter Wonderland. Until the 6th of January, Hyde Park will be transformed into a magical Christmas fair, with more than 100 rides and attractions and special events ranging from ice sculpting workshops to the Cirque Berserk, where you can enjoy fire, magic and motorcycles in the largest circus tent in the UK.

 

Winter Wonderland is open from 10 till 10 every day except Christmas. Admission to the park is free but there is a charge for some attractions.

 
Skating at the Natural History Museum

Mammoths aren’t the closest you’ll get to the cold at The Natural History Museum this winter. They’ve turned part of their grounds into a beautiful skating rink, with one of the most impressive buildings in London as a backdrop. We understand that skating is thirsty work and, of course, there’s a bar too! It’s open until the rink closes, serves a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and enjoys a great view across the rink.

 

It’s open until 20th January, from 10 till 10 every day (except Christmas). You can book tickets here.

 
Miracle Popup Bar

Like your cheesy Christmas decorations? The Miracle popup bar might just be the place for you. The halls are thoroughly decked with Santas, elves, stockings and much, much more. The drinks list is almost as outrageous, with choices ranging from the ‘Christmopolitan’ to the ‘Bad Santa’. You can find the popup bar at the Henrietta Hotel in Covent Garden but hurry. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. 

 

It’s their first year in the UK so make sure to book your places quickly!

 

Hogwarts at Christmas

If you’ve watched the Harry Potter films you’ve probably wished you could spend Christmas at Hogwarts (we certainly did). Thanks to the people at Warner Brothers, now you can. Until the 27th January, you can explore the iconic sets where the films were shot decked out with Christmas trees, realistic snow and all the festive decorations from the films. Trust us, it’s pretty impressive. You might even say It’s magical.

 

Make sure to check opening times and book tickets before you go.