Top 5 things to do in London around the holidays
Holidays can be extremely stressful for a lot of people. Be that traveling to see your family or shopping for gifts or the pressure to make the most out of the few days off we have from our work to enjoy the free time. Whether all of this reason applies to you or not, we’ve combined a list of top 5 activities you can do around the holidays to make the most of it and create memories that we stay with you for a long time. London can be extra hectic this time of the year but with these activities, you should be able to get away from the busyness of the holiday craze and enjoy some quality time with your family and friends doing something different.
Go Ice Skating
After running around for gifts for weeks you might not feel like doing something so physical to relax but you could benefit from giving this cheerful activity a try. Even if you don’t know how to ski maybe this year you finally convince one of your friends or family members to teach you and you can check this off your bucket list. It is one of the best activities to bond over plus it’s seasonal and you don’t often get a chance to go to the ice rink and have some laughs with your loved ones. It is usually crowded during the holidays but not so much that you can’t enjoy it. While Ice skating is a popular activity it doesn’t attract nearly as many tourists as other holiday-themed activities around the city. If you’ve never been ice skating before now is the time to make some memories and make the best out of the cold weather. If you already know how to ski it will be even easier for you to get in the swing of things and maybe this time around you could teach some of your friends how to ski. The majority of ice rings will also have extensive Christmas decorations so if you’re holding on to that holiday spirit, don’t hesitate to go on a nice Skate outing.
Escape rooms have become some of the most popular ways for people to enjoy their free time and step outside of their comfort zones. They have taken off as the primary source of entertainment especially in Europe but specifically in the UK. London has some of the biggest variety of escape rooms that you can look into here and you should be able to find the right one for you without any problems. Around the holiday you will see some holiday themes rooms or you can always opt-out for something more scary and gory. Escape rooms are one of the best ways to bond with your loved ones and the activity is actually used by many coaches and group leaders to build the team working dynamic in large groups. It’s a fun way to destress and be in the moment. Itis especially fun for those who love solving complicated puzzles and like to
Shop for yourself
Most of the people don’t even want to hear the word shopping after the stressful experience of going after gifts for every family member and friends for the last month. But actually right after the Holidays is when you will see some of the best sales around. It is a great time to shop for yourself and get all the things you wanted to could afford to spend money on during December. Plus most of the charisms decorations are still out even after Christmas, the stress levels go down and shopping can actually be relaxing in the small frame right after Christmas. Plus if you didn’t have the chance to get everything you need for the New Year even now is the time to do so. Shopping in the scenes streets with festive light son minus the crazy amount of people that also want to get the best deals can be one of the dreadful activities of the year. Why not turn around the situation and actually make a pleasant experience out of it. It is a great time to shop around with friends and finally enjoy the calm atmosphere in the shops.
Visit Hogwarts in the snow
This next one might not be for everyone but if you’re in the UK for the winter and love Harry Potter you have to visit the Warner Brothers – Hogwarts. When the holiday season comes around the entire place is transformed with Christmas trees lining the hallways and festive decorations everywhere. For a lot of people, Harry Potter is associated with free time holidays and the all-around cozy feelings that surround this time of the year, so if you love Harry Potter, or one of your loved ones love the Hogwarts you should treat them by visiting this beautiful attraction. It must be said though that unlike the other activities we listed above this one is more or less touristy and will likely be crowded during the holiday season. But hopefully, all the fans of the books and the movies will add up to the coy festive feeling and you’ll probably even meet some new people to bond over your obsession with HP. So consider adding this destination to your list of family/friend activities that are more interesting than what you usually do.
Not all activities have to require a lot of energy right? After the festivities start to wind down you should try to do the same. Usually, you can catch a few cafes with a Christmas themed afternoon tea events and get the most of the experience in a more calm setting. The festive menus and seasonal specials make this experience more exciting so don’t miss out on a classic London experience and make sure to attend at least one-afternoon tea party during your holiday there. This is the type of activity you can do with your family, your friends but also by yourself if you’ve had a hectic few days and just want some quiet moment by yourself.