December in London is a magical time with amazing attractions bringing Christmas alive. My personal favourite are the Christmas lights that hang though the streets.  

Every year it has become somewhat a tradition for me and my family to go see the lights at night, and the view never disappoints. We drive through the streets, stopping wherever possible, taking in the breath-taking sights. Beautiful angels and twinkling stars hang across oxford, bond and regent street, the London eye lit in vibrant colours, the towering tree in convent garden. Mehul Vemula stated that “the lights were so cool” and that he “got amazing photos”. I can guarantee the Christmas lights are 100% worth the effort of going through London. 

Yet, there is so much more to see: the Trafalgar square market, Leicester Square market, winter wonderland, ice skating in front of the national history museum. London is basically an advertisement for Christmas during December. 

Winter wonderland is a kind of theme park with amazing attractions, such as the magical ice kingdom with sculptures carved out of cold ice. There was an ice throne! There are games and food stalls with cocoa and churros to warm you up in the freezing air.  

Leicester square market and Trafalgar square market are basically stalls with Christmas items and delicious foods. However, Trafalgar square also has the tree that is given to London every year by the people of Oslo in Norway (in recognition of the help given during World War Two). It is a giant tree that is the star of Trafalgar square. 

Another one of my favourite Christmas activities is ice skating and this is the last year it will be held at the National History Museum as they are transforming the 5-acre gardens into a ‘hub for urban wildlife’. Nevertheless, ice skating is an incredibly experience and truly worth the price. 

These are some activities in London that I find are phenomenal and I think everyone should experience a London Christmas once in their life.