“Won’t it be cold?” A common thought that runs through the minds of holiday-goers who plan to visit the UK during the end of the year. Well, autumn is a lovely time of year to visit this country. The weather is mild and enjoyable. For winter, temperatures can range from 2° to 6°C. As long as you “wrap up,” you will be able to fully enjoy what the city has to offer. Traveling with a big group? You can make travelling to and from destinations and events easy and convenient with reliable UK coach hire services.
Celebrate Christmas In The UK
From Christmas shopping and Christmas markets in the United Kingdom, to festive events and ice-skating rinks, there are a lot of magical things to do as we close in to 2019. Watch as London, its capital, is transformed with seasonal decorations, Christmas trees, and twinkling lights. One of the holiday season’s focal point is Trafalgar Square. It houses the capital’s biggest Christmas tree, and for Chanukah, it will light up with a giant Menorah. As you stroll along the streets, the area resounds with carol singing and you will get to experience some of London’s favourite seasonal activities, such as shopping for handmade gifts and watching a Christmas pantomime.
A Warm Family Gathering at Winter Wonderland
Located at Hyde Park, you can go on a festive adventure with your family and friends. Winter Wonderland is a wonderful, free-to-enter family event that will get you into the Christmas spirit. It hosts an array of festive activities, including a huge Christmas market, an observation wheel, big top shows, and ice-skating activities.
Consider heading to the fairground. It is home to the world’s largest transportable rollercoaster – the Munich Looping. If you are looking for a more chill-out activity, you can enjoy a ride on a traditional carousel. Next, you can catch stunning views of London’s skyline by taking a seat on the iconic Giant Observation Wheel.
Have a Magical Time At Hogwarts in the Snow
Warner Bros is taking part in the magical festive season by organizing their Hogwarts in the Snow event. At Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, glittering Christmas trees will line the Great Hall. You can even see a replica festive feast laid out on the long tables, flaming Christmas puddings included! Don’t get startled by the special-effect fires that roar in the fireplaces as they are part of the show. This is your chance to get up close to the models, costumes, and props used in the successful Harry Potter movie franchise. If you have always been curious about how artificial snow and ice were created and utilized in the film-making process, you will love this place.
After-Dark Adventures At Kew Gardens
Christmas at Kew at the Royal Botanical Gardens offers visitors a chance to go on an enchanting journey into a glittering wonderland. This is a famous after-dark Christmas affair that features a mile-long trail that winds through the popular botanic gardens. Over a million lights light up the gardens. As you walk along the illuminated path, around the gardens with your family and friends, you will be treated to live performances, spectacular displays, and truly immersive installations.
A Snowy, Riverside Christmas Experience at the Old Royal Naval College
Greenwich Wintertime Festival is a traditional Christmas festival with a contemporary twist. It is held on the grounds of the historic Greenwich college – the Old Royal Naval College. Featuring the iconic Cutty Sark and River Thames as the event’s backdrop, you can experience an alternative Christmas day out in London. The festival adds a modern spin on Christmas traditions. From seasonal entertainment to artisan festive foods, you can be sure that there’s always something to do for the entire family. Don’t forget to meet Father Christmas himself!
A Southbank Centre Wintertime Experience You Will Not Forget
Located along River Thames, a Nordic-inspired wonderland will be set up for Wintertime. This is an annual winter festival that features a wide range of family activities, seasonal foods and drinks, a Christmas market, and festive shows – all happening under the glittering lights!
Catch New Year’s Eve Fireworks In London
We are saving the best for last! Once you hear Big Ben’s famous “bongs” ringing out at midnight, on New Year’s Eve, you will be treated to the UK’s largest annual fireworks display. Thanks to the ticketing practices of the event, you can rest assured that it is safe and fun for all. Don’t take your eyes off the Coca-Cola London Eye as the fireworks shoot up into the sky!