Top Things to Do in London this Christmas & New Year

Dreamt of spending Christmas and New Year in the perfect English atmosphere? Then this is the time to live the dream of spending a perfect Christmas & New Year in the maximum city of London. 

This is the best time to visit London if you have been planning all these years. With Christmas around the corner and London becoming cheaper post the exchange rate gains ( 1 GBP = INR 100 earlier this year and now 1 GBP = INR 82 ) , this is the best time to fly and when you talk about flying to London then the first airlines which comes to mind is British Airways and if you are flying from India , British Airways has attractive fares perfectly tailor made for you - Your rupee goes further now as you will get more for your rupee.

British Airways makes your holiday in London perfect with their mouth watering discounts only if you fly British Airways. Check the British Airways website to get amazing discounts like 15% discount at Bentley and Skinner , 10% off at Floris British Perfumer , VIP Treatment at Westfield London , exclusive British Airways discount on afternoon tea at St.Jame's Hotel and Club and the list goes on and on. British Airways will spoil you with amazing discounts and offers this Christmas and New Year when you fly to London.

So if you are flying British Airways to London this Christmas & New Year what the top things you should do in London to make it the most memorable Christmas & New Year :

1. West End Christmas Lights

London transforms completely during the Christmas and the city literally lights up.Head to London's West End and visit the Oxford Street and Regent Street to watch the beautiful decorated lights adorning the streets.And it won't cost you a penny! The lights are switched on in early November. Don't miss the Carnaby Christmas Lights which is famous in London.


2. Ice Skating Rinks

If you are interested in sports head to outdoor ice skating rink which appears all over London during the winters.Most of the outdoor ice skating rinks open from November to January and don't miss the special events which happens at the Ice Skating rinks.Don't miss the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland which is UK's one of the biggest outdoor ice skating rink and is decorated with more than 100000 lights.

3. Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree

Every year London gets a gift and the gift is from Norway.A huge Christmas Tree almost over 20 meters in height is gifted by Norway to London as a gesture for helping Norway during the Second World War. The tree is decorated with hundreds of lights which makes it truly worth visiting.


4. Christmas fireworks on river Thames

The fireworks on the river Thames at New Year is a lifetime opportunity and should not be missed. You have to buy tickets in advance which costs GBP 10 per person.The best firework viewing locations are only available to those who have tickets.The view from these places are mesmerising.There will be five viewing areas along the Thames and on Waterloo Bridge and Westminster Bridge, as well as an accessible viewing area. You can select your ideal spot when you buy your tickets. Tickets are available from the Mayor of London's website.

You can also book various cruises which will take you on the river Thames and you will be able to enjoy the fireworks while you enjoy the perfect wine and listen and dance to the tunes of best of the music.Head to the British Airways website and select the best New Year cruise.

5. Visit the Fairs in London

Visiting London in the Christmas and New Year and not visiting a fair is sin. London turns into shopping festival during the month of December and it suddenly becomes the favorite hobby of the people in London. You can shop everything you can dream of at lowest prices. Head to various fairs in London  mainly Christmas Market at Tate Modern , South Bank Center , Leicester Square Market & Hyde Park Winter Wonderland.


Wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in advance !!! and Don't forget to share your moments of traveling to London with British Airways by commenting below.

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