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London is a lovely tourist attraction with lively nightlife scenes and a place with lots of historical significance and cultural values. Undoubtedly, one of the most striking things about this English city is the great cultural mix it has. On the other hand, if you travel in December you can enjoy the joy of the British capital during Christmas in London.

By visiting it you will meet people from many countries and you will enrich yourself considerably. It is worth mentioning that this feature of the city is one of the main reasons why today it is one of the most desired destinations for travelers from all over the world.

The list of places that you must visit is even longer with its main attractions being the British museum, and Buckingham place. If you decide to visit London or any other English city in winter, you should know that you are going to find, most likely, rain and even snow, although this last meteorological phenomenon is less frequent.

You rarely see snow in London. Only for one or two days it snows all winter. Even some travel agencies organize offers to travel to London at this time.

places to visit in london

1. Shoreditch


Hoxton and Shoreditch can be said to be just one and, although the younger ones have migrated to cheaper areas such as Dalston or Hackney Wick, Shoreditch is still the mother of all modernity.

Strolling along Brick Lane and Shoreditch is a journey through urban art - with works, among others, by Banksy - that has given a new life of color to the brick walls that abound in the neighborhood. Many well-known chains have hotels near Shoreditch for medium budgets. Finally, crossing Shoreditch High Street towards Calvert Ave you reach Boundary Gardens and Arnold Circus, a small circular public garden, our final destination.

2. Brick Lane


Brick Lane is the heart of the Bangladeshi community of London, and the curry and signs in Bengali coexist with the new modern premises, the graffiti, the vintage shops, the markets and the iconic tower of the Old Truman Brewery, which It was the largest brewery in London, now a cultural and leisure center.

3. Old Spitalfields Market


The city of London is known for having numerous street markets far and wide and distributed on different days of the week. Any day you will have one to go to and from which to return with interesting memorabilia such as the taste of a delicious dessert or artisanal food.

If you like to go shopping while you travel England, London will fascinate you for its incredible variety. Walk in London to find exclusive stores of brands such as D'ior, Nike, Apple and many others as well as fabulous shopping centers where you can lose yourself without realizing it.

However, there is no doubt that one of the main activities of winter in London are the winter sales, which start the so-called Boxing Day. Boxing Day is for England, like the Black Friday is for the United States. The most suitable clothing if you are traveling to London in winter is warm clothing including scarf, fine sweater, cardigan, hat, waterproof shoes, rainwear and thermal underwear.

4. Chelsea


Chelsea located in south central London on the north bank of the River Thames is much more than the neighborhood of a famous football club. Getting to see Stamford Bridge, the Chelsea Football Club stadium, is just one of many suggestions, along with shopping, gardens, museums and much more.

If you are a music lover, Cadogan Hall is an ideal place to visit. In addition to being the space that hosts the BBC Proms - a renowned classical music festival - it is also the headquarters of the famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. During your visit to Chelsea, do not miss the leafy park of Battersea Park, which is located on the south bank of the River Thames. To do this, cross the imposing Albert Bridge.

Chelsea is a great neighborhood in London for shopping, although prices may not be the friendliest. The variety and quality of the stores are guaranteed, so it's no wonder that Princess Kate Middleton has already been seen doing the shopping here. The artery with more offer is the King's Road, with shops for all tastes, from important brands such as Zara, Gerard Darel or Vivienne Westwood, fashionable, like Anthroplogie.

And as it could not stop being, to our last suggestion goes to Stamford Bridge, the Chelsea Football Club stadium. Actually, the stadium is in Fulham, next to Chelsea.

5. Chelsea Physic Garden


For many, one of the greatest natural treasures of London, the Chelsea Physic Garden is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the country, having been built by the London society of apothecaries of the time. A true oasis in the center of the English capital, which has more than 5000 edible and medicinal species. At its renowned coffee shop, Tangerine Dream Café, you can have lunch or a delicious tea at five o'clock.

places to visit in london

6. Saatchi Gallery


Saatchi Gallery was created by Charles Saatchi, controversial ex-husband of the author of books and television cook shows by Nigella Lawson. This museum is a space of reference in regard to modern and contemporary art, with a program of exhibitions and activities very rich. The cherry of the cake? Admission is free.

7. The Chocolate Museum


The amount of museums that you can visit in London is impressive. In fact, from now only we tell you that you will not be able to see them all. For this reason, going with a clear idea of ​​what you want to see in the city can be essential to make the most of your trip. In addition, the national museums of the United Kingdom are totally free.

8. Clapham Common


If you are reading this article looking for some reason to travel to London in winter, the whole city becomes an attraction in itself. In addition to the thousands of things to do in London, many of them related to the holidays, a foggy London becomes even more charming. Whether for Christmas lights or the smell of mulled wine that invades the streets, is well worth visiting London in winter. Another seasonal drink is Winter Pimms.

One of the most interesting activities if you visit London in winter is ice skating. Clearly, you cannot compare the Christmas markets in London with traditional German Christmas markets. London Christmas fairs each year are bigger and better. The best known is Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park and the Southbank Center Christmas Market near the London Eye.

And we cannot forget the Winterville fair on Clapham Common, its new location south of London. Like the Hyde Park fair, Winterville has several attractions, including a skating rink and an amusement park. The national opera and ballet companies stage their great shows during the winter. In fact, The Nutcracker is a classic at this time of year.

This is one of the Christmas shows in London that you should not miss, either at the Royal Opera House by the Royal Ballet or at the London Coliseum theater. The museums in London schedule major exhibitions for winter. As in other museums in London, the entrance is free only to visit the permanent collection at venues such as Tate Modern and the National Gallery.

The most famous Christmas lights in London are those of Oxford Street and Regent Street (the two most important shopping streets of the city), but do not leave aside other smaller ones, such as Carnaby Street. Christmas at Kew show is held every year at Kew Gardens, the Royal Botanical Garden of West London. There you can enjoy a wonderful installation of colorful lights that transforms the place completely.

The luminous art invades the center of London with the Lumiere London festival of lights, an innovative proposal that invites Londoners and visitors to discover the city with a new light during a long weekend.
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18 comments:

  1. All these places sound super lovely! I hope to visit one day :)

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  2. Oh wow, I have never heard of this places before but now it is totally on my bucket list. What a cool place to visit! I would love to check it out one day.

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  3. This is an awesome list! One day when I visit London I plan to check a few of these pretty places out!

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  4. Well, I have been to London 10 times but have never been any of these places. Thanks for sharing so that I can see something else next time.

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  5. I would love to visit London soon.

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  6. I'd liek to visit London one day - this will be very helpful.

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  7. Very nice list! I love markets! Will have to check out the Old Spitalfields Market for sure!

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  8. The Chocolate Museum sounds soooo goo.. I love that you can learn how to make your own Willy Wonka chocolate bar.

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  9. I visited the British capital during Christmas a few years back, I also visited Chelsea because I was obsessed with the UK TV show "EastEnders" partly shot in Chelsea.

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  10. Gorgeous! London is high on my list of places to visit, it looks incredible. I love everything about it and I haven’t even been there yet!

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  11. So many things to love about London! It's really beautiful out there. Truly a bucket list material.

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  12. I was in london last week, I should have read this before I wet!

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  13. MY sister and her family was able to go to some of these places. I'd personally want to visit the chocolate museum though.

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  14. These places sound amazing! I definitely need to go an visit the Chelsea Physic Garden! I am always looking for the off-the-beaten-path non touristy things to do.

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  15. I'd be so lucky to visit any one of these places, great guide of places to see.

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  16. We'd love to visit London someday! We'll take your list into consideration.

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  17. London is one of my fave places to visit!!! i will be there in November!

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  18. Aw! A thousand thank yous from me! Such a great article. I have never been to London before, but we are planning soon. Will keep your article as a guide. -)

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