Christmas in London

The 2011 calender of events for the festive season.

The difference between New York and London is the pace of its bustling crowd. Although new Yorkers are known to live life on the fast lane, Londoners are more relaxed and peaceful.

London is the capital of England and a world class city that is reputable for its ancient and world class architectural landmarks. As the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom and the largest urban zone in Europe, London is a vibrant city that has a functional educational and health system, an entertainment industry, and an industrial and commercial sector that makes her a big player in the global economy.

London is home to a vibrant population that consists of people from all racial background and continents. The city is also one of the best holiday destinations in the world. Like every other great cities in the world, London is usually home to millions of people who flock the city annually to catch some fun during Christmas holidays.

The Christmas holidays in London is always fun and interesting, and below are some great things that you can do to catch your fun peradventure you decide to spend this year’s Christmas holiday in London.


For most Londoners, the Christmas holiday is often time the best time to go ice skating in one of the numerous ice skating rinks that in the city. Some of the ice skating rinks that would be opened in London this season include the Tower of London ice skating rink. The Tower of London ice rink would be opened to the public from Saturday 27th November 2010 - Sunday 9th January 2011.
Hampton Court Ice Rink is still another ice skating rink that you can also visit if you would be spending this year’s Christmas holiday in London. Hampton Court ice rink would be opened to the public from Saturday 27th November 2010 - Sunday 9th January 2011.

Christmas markets

If Christmas is all about sharing and having fun, having a place where you can go to get some of the gifts that you need to give out to friends and loved ones only becomes logical. During Christmas, Christmas markets spring up all around the city of London. Some of the Christmas markets to look out for this Christmas holiday includes the Covent Garden Christmas Market, Cologne Christmas Market, Traditional German Christmas Market, Greenwich Market, and the Farmers Markets. Most of these markets would be opened from mid November 2010 to early January 2011.

Christmas lights

The city of London is usually a great show during the Christmas holidays because each street is lighted up with Christmas lights and Christmas decorations. The best way to appreciate the beautiful Christmas lights that brighten the streets of London at Christmas is walk around during the month of december.

3 Comments about “Christmas in London”

  1. Shop Greenwich Says:

    Check out Greenwich Market for the following:

    Halloween 29 OCT 11-5pm

    Greenwich Children’s Lantern Procession 24 NOV 4-7pm

    The Christmas festivities at Greenwich Market begin with the local children’s lantern procession and the switching on of the new Christmas sparkly lights on 24 November. The parade ends in the Market where children will be greeted by Father Christmas and characters from this year’s pantomime, Cinderella, and they can join in singing Christmas Carols and enjoy tasty mince pies and warm beverages.
    The London’s famous Greenwich Market will be filled with 150 Christmas-themed stalls offering unique hand crafted and designed gift ideas and stocking-fillers, handmade jewellery, fashion and beauty treats as well as, on Wednesdays, a food market offering local, fresh and organic produce of a festive nature.
    Santa will take up residence in his Greenwich Grotto on the weekends of the 27 and 28 November, 4 and 5, 11 and 12, 18 and 19 December.

  2. Florist Says:

    Sounds fun, if only I can celebrate Christmas there.

  3. Ebrar Says:

    The best thing in london during this month of christmas are the lights on the streets especially central london , so walk on the streets in december with you boots on and scarf with you and your gloves on walking like a gentleman, and order flowers for your loved ones, in this month.

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