I’ve been a Londoner now for 15 years! I can’t really believe it’s been that long. London kind of gets under your skin and it becomes quite hard to leave. It isn’t all rain and grey clouds either as people might say.
There is always plenty to do in London regardless of the weather. So if you are planning to visit London in winter, we’ve put together these five fun things to do, just for you our readers!
Go to an Ice Skating Rink
If ice skating is your thing or you love to watch amateur skaters land on their behind! Then you are in for a big treat in London. There are many popular ice skating spots around the city to go ice skating in winter. If you have your skates packed, then it’s time to lace up your skates and hit the nearby rink like a local!
Although the rinks are not open until December, they will remain open till January. What many people love about venues are their beautiful lights and decorations which create a magical backdrop and experience. If you need ideas for ice-skating venues, you should check out Somerset House, Hyde Park, The National History Museum, and Tower of London.
Winter Lights Festival
If you are going to be in London in January, then you should look out for the Canary Wharf Winter Lights Festival. The festival will feature both new and returning favourites such as the kaleidoscopic Seed of Light, Luma Paint, Light Graffiti and Time & Time. Keep an eye out for ticket details as pre-booking may be required.
If you are looking for an engaging activity that you and your friends and family, then you should visit Plonk Golf’s venues in Camden and London Fields, Horniman Museum, and Peckham Levels if you are visiting.
Although the Mini golf venues are open throughout the year, the holiday season makes a perfect time to enjoy some crazy golfing. These venues provide the best fun activities for the cold winter months.
The Camden venue is a BYOB venue with a tropical theme. The newest addition to the Plonks list is the Peckham Levels that features all the elements of a classic Plonk venue. There is a licensed bar that will be serving all kinds of drinks from punches to cocktails and local brew.
Get Warm in a Cosy Pub
If it gets cold, make your way to any of the cosy pubs in London and enjoy some warmth, a pint or two, and delicious meals. There are hundreds of cosy pubs scattered across the city that offer something for everyone.
Even if you would rather be outside than in, many have their own gardens with socially distanced tables and patio heaters to keep you warm.
One of the best things about London pubs during winter is that they are filled with different kinds of people who embody various characters in the city. It is always an amusing and fun experience!
A few cool pubs to check out include The Ship, Christina Dean, The Flask, The Spaniards Inn, and many others.
Even when it is chilly, there is never a bad time to go on a city tour to see some of London's most prestigious and historical monuments. And not just the famous landmarks; you should just walk the city and explore the streets of London if you are looking for the most exciting sights such as unusual street art.
Grab a bite or two as you navigate the city's alleys and corners. London starts to come alive after the fall when everyone is getting into the Christmas holiday mood. London is always a magical city during winter.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.