Winter in London Is Wonderful!

***STOP PRESS*** There is now only two weeks until Christmas and if you’re coming to London and you don’t yet have accommodation, you better call us quickly on 020 8420 7666 or email info@euracom.co.uk! Spaces are limited but we still have holiday apartments in Bloomsbury, the City of London, Earl’s Court, Hampstead andWestminster.

When was the last time you spent Christmas in London? It’s traditional for Londoners to escape the hustle and bustle of the big smoke and either travel to sunnier climes or leave the city for the relative quiet of the provinces however London in winter is exciting and magical with tons and tons to do!

Over the last few months we have written about London’s markets and Christmas shopping in London but there’s a lot more to do than go shopping!

Take Winter Wonderland for example. It’s in Hyde Park until 5th January and it’s full of fantastic things to do for all the family – walk through the Magical Ice Kingdom, ride the Giant Wheel and try not to fall over ice skating at the Lycamobile Ice Rink! If you’re not too exhausted after that, you can see the Cirque Berserk show, a Zippos Circus extravaganza thrill show with knife throwing, fire, high wire stunts and a Wheel of Death! There’s something for everyone!

One thing you must do while you’re in town is see the windows of the department stores on Oxford Street. One of this year’s highlights is Debenhams who have constructed animals from household objects like hoovers, coffee machines and leather bags! It’s brilliantly creative and the kids will love it (you will too!) After that, stroll down Regent Street and go into Hamley’s, one of the biggest toy shops in the world but beware, it’s SO popular there are queues to get in but it’s worth the wait!

One of the most famous sites in London every Christmas is the tree in Trafalgar Square. Every year since 1947, the people of Norway gift a tree (usually a Norwegian spruce) to the people of London to say thank you for Britain’s support for Norway during World War II. It’s over 20m high and around 50-60 years old and it’s chosen from the forests around Oslo by the foresters who look after it and call it ‘the Queen of the Forest.’

Most evenings in the run up to Christmas there’s carol singing and all sorts of events around the Square as well as dozens and dozens of restaurants and bars for some seasonal food and drink!

In true British fashion, here’s a word of warning. Christmas in London is fantastic and we can’t recommend it highly enough but there are always some unscrupulous types who look to prey on the innocent so keep bags, wallets, phones and cameras hidden away and if you’re driving, PLEASE don’t drink. The police are cracking down on anyone they suspect who may be over the limit and if there’s anything that can instantly ruin Christmas it’s a night in the cells and a car you can’t use for a year.

So, all that’s left for us to say is a huge thank you for trusting Euracom with all your accommodation requirements in 2013 and we very much look forward to servicing your every need into 2014 and beyond.

As we said our holiday apartments in London are filling up VERY quickly so call us today on 020 8420 7666 or email info@euracom.co.uk and we will do our very best to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Have a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.


By Rob at 12 Dec 2013, 11:23 AM