July and August are generally London’s hottest months so are incredibly busy. However winter in London exudes a totally different charm!
Not only does London look glamorous in winter, you are more likely able to meander the streets without huge crowds. It is the ideal time to enjoy London’s generous supply of green spaces in peace and quiet.
We all know Britain is not the warmest place in the world but London is very south so It’s really not that cold. It is still enjoyable for a stroll around. Plus you are more likely to be able to enjoy museums and galleries with less crowds too.
London sees an influx of tourists during the summer months so London is most expensive in the summer. Serviced apartments London are also cheaper in winter compared to the summer so it’s the perfect time to visit London and experience it like a local with your own serviced apartment.
From Friday 20th November to Sunday 3rd January 2016 London’s Hyde Park goes all out for the holiday season. It is home to a giant ice-rink, winter food markets, festive fairground rides, grottos, a Magical Ice Kingdom, Zippos Circus, a Giant Wheel and Bar Ice. It is free entry but some things require booking. Well worth a visit for the glistening lights!
Not only does the Southbank along the River Thames have a fabulous view of many of London’s iconic attractions, in winter it is home to a lovely Christmas Market. Seasonal produce is available of course including mulled wine, hot chocolate and toasted chestnuts. It’s the perfect place to pick up a handmade or unusual gift or souvenir.
It seems that in winter London is covered in ice… of the man made kind. There are temporary ice rinks at iconic locations with stunning surroundings such as the Tower of London, the Natural History Museum, Hampton Court Palace, Somerset House and top shopping destinations such as Westfield London.
Pre and Post Christmas Shopping
You can enjoy the buzz and sheer shopping delight of London in winter. It may be colder but it is the perfect time to wrap up and admire the festive lights. Stores such as Harrod’s, Liberty’s and Selfridges are truly mesmerizing with lights and decorations. For shopping before Christmas, you can enjoy the festive buzz and post Christmas enjoy the fantastic sales!
Cosy British Culture
For those rainy days or when there’s too much snow or rain, this is the perfect time to absorb British culture in a cosy pub or tea shop! You could even cook your own gourmet meal in your very own serviced apartment.