What’s on this weekend in London? The festive season is in full swing and that means there are scores of magical events and happenings to look forward to on top of the classic cultural attractions. If you haven’t already snapped up a room – make haste and book one of our hotels in Central London today. Once that’s taken care of, here is how to spend this weekend in London.
Surf the Christmas markets
The Christmas markets are all over London this weekend. Swing by the Southbank Centre where tasty yuletide treats are served with a river view and the enchanting sound of the carousel. Covent Garden, Leicester Square,
Have fun at Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland is another Christmas market. Located in Hyde Park, this one is especially convenient for our hotels near Central London. It also has funfair rides, games, ice skating, and performances. Advance booking is necessary for general admission.
Be amazed by Frameless
Frameless is an immersive art gallery in Marble Arch near Central Park London. Galleries bring to life works by Dalí, Van Gogh, and Monet by placing the viewer in the painting.
Tuck into Christmas dinner
The traditional meal for Christmas in the UK is a fancier version of the typical Sunday roast dinner. Many pubs and restaurants in London have revamped their menu for the festive season – complete with turkey, “pigs in blankets” (small sausages wrapped in bacon), and stuffing.
See the Accidentally Wes Anderson exhibition
Fans of the filmmaker with a penchant for symmetry shouldn’t miss the special exhibition based on a hit Instagram travel account. Two hundred whimsical photographs are displayed in themed rooms packed with photo opportunities.
Go to the theatre
There’s no better place to avoid a cold night in London than the theatre.A Christmas Carol is currently on at the Old Vic whereas the National Theatre is showing The Witches by Roald Dahl. Guests of hotels near Central London can grab a last-minute deal from the box office.
Ice skating is the quintessential thing to do in London during winter. Somerset House, Battersea Power Station, Hampton Court Palace, and Canary Wharf all have rinks – not forgetting Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park.
Feel the magic at Christmas at Kew
The official botanical garden in London has been transformed into a winter wonderland. A stroll around the grounds introduces you to shimmering tunnels of light, dancing lakeside reflections, and trees drenched in illuminations. Easily one of the most romantic things to do in London during a stay at Central Park London.
Catch a festive flick
Prince Charles Cinema is screening seasonal favourites. This weekend’s listings include The Muppet Christmas Carol, It’s a Wonderful Life, Home Alone, and Die Hard.
Visit the Red Shoes exhibition
The cinematic adaptation of The Red Shoes by Hans Christian Andersen is celebrating its 75th anniversary. The British Film Institute (BFI) is hosting a special exhibition to tie in. It’s free to visit – as if you need an incentive to book a hotel in Central London right away!
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