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London in the Winter:

Wintertime in London is an adventuresome, exciting experience. Besides the fact that you’re visiting one of the greatest cities in the world and hopefully staying at the best luxury hotels in London, there are numerous festive activities to explore during your stay – even in the heart of winter. Although London has hundreds of places to discover, here are the top four things to see and do.

Enjoy the Crisp London Air While Ice Skating

Throughout the winter season, London offers numerous sites around the city that play host to fun-filled outdoor ice skating rinks. Dress warm, lace-up your ice skates, and take a twirl under the magical, holiday lights at such locations as Somerset House, Tower of London, Hyde Park, and The Natural History Museum. How convenient since you’re already most likely exploring these fantastic places anyway; simply combine your skating and sightseeing journey into one thrilling adventure. Afterwards, warm your chills with a steamy cup of hot chocolate or relax with a bit of soothing tea to warm you up instead. There’s simply nothing else like it!

Sip Hot Cocoa While Sauntering Through Trafalgar Square

Located in the borough of the historical City of Westminster sits the hustle and bustle of the lively Trafalgar Square. A hot cup of cocoa and the chill of winter just naturally go hand-in-hand. Visiting during the holiday season? Invigorate your senses while walking about Trafalgar Square as you listen to holiday carolers, watch the lights twinkle on the brilliant Christmas tree along with the plethora of festive decorations to behold. As you might imagine, Trafalgar Square is a known hot spot for people watching.

Visiting Westminster Abbey is a Must

With more than a thousand years of history behind its royal walls , Westminster Abbey is one of the most interesting places in London to visit whether you are a history buff or not. It’s the resting place of some very famous historical figures including Queen Anne of Great Britain and William Shakespeare himself. Walk the majestic halls where coronations have transpired since the 11th century.

Experience the Infamous Tower of London

You simply cannot visit London without touring the notorious and foreboding Tower of London. Located on the River Thames near the Tower Bridge, it is legendary for imprisoning members of the royal court along with housing the spectacular Crown Jewels. Throughout the centuries, the Tower has also been used as a treasury, an armory, a zoo, and of course – the Royal Mint. The Tower of London holds so much history that many claim it to be one of the most haunted places in the world!

There is so much to see and do in historical London. In addition to these four interesting places to visit during the winter, there are countless other places to explore as well such as riding the Hop On/Hop Off Bus, taking a cruise on the Thames River under the London Bridge, watching an entertaining musical at Leicester Square, or simply enjoying a delicious tart, tasty scone and a bit of afternoon tea at the wildly popular National Gallery Cafe. London has so much to offer.

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