London – A Winter Wonderland- Places to Visit

London – A Winter Wonderland

Temperatures are falling and winter is surely here. London still has so much to offer whatever your interest may be.

I love winter here and want to share a snapshot of what makes London A Winter Wonderland and  so special for me.

The months of Winter are December, January and February with January being the coldest. You will definitely need a few extra layers, a stylish hat and maybe an umbrella to comfortably enjoy those frosty, leafy walks through all that London has to offer.



London Eye

On the Southbank of the Thames this cantilevered observation wheel  is the tallest in Europe. It is also the most popular paid attraction in the UK  with over 3 million visitors annually. Giving the most incredible views over the city the structure is 135 metres tall with a diameter of 120 meters.

Formally opened by Prime Minister Tony Blair on December 31st 1999 The Milennium Wheel officially  turned for the first time at the turn of the new century.

The london Eye really does give you an Eye over the city all year round and during winter you can enjoy the festive spirit with a Champagne trip or even a Christmas panto Pod


A favourite way to spend an evening

I spent a winters early evening under a frosty, starry sky. Lifted high into the air  a vista of twinkling lights crept through the city. As the slow turning of the wheel takes you higher and higher the skyline and stars merge into one.

Battersea Power Station


After decades of sitting derelict the former power station has undergone a magical transformation into a real Winter Wonderland for the festive season. Visitors can enjoy an array of musical performances  from Caroling to Friday Night jazz.

Eating at Battersea

A Festive food market with heated, covered, seating areas allows you to indulge with friends and family. Whether your guilty pleasure is cheese fondue or hog roast you can enjoy it all here while the little ones can set  Sail with Santa.

Things to do

Take selfies at the designated stops of giant baubles or follow the candy cane trail. All the family can participate in the crafting workshops and interactive sessions while enjoying the whole festive ambience and shopping experience




With the iconic power station as it’s backdrop and three inter connecting rinks  this magical, riverside skating experience allows to you to “Glide” under the stars , alongside the twinkling lights and around the beautifully decorated tree.


Sloane Square

For that full on Christmas experience you really must visit Sloane Square. Fine dining, art,  culture and high end shopping are all on offer in this  busy Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.


Cardogan Hall (home of the Royal Philarmonic Orchestra), The Royal Court Theatre and Satchi Gallery provide a plethera of arts and entertainment for all tastes . Many hours can be whiled away enjoying the spectacles on offer at these historic  and globally renowned venues.


The National Heritage Church of The Holy and Undivided Trinity with Saint Jude is a memorial to the Gothic Revival ,. Distinctive by it’s beautifully made stained glass windows the church is an inspiration to many.

Poet and playwright Oscar Wilde described the church as his muse for many years.


Retail Therapy

Surrounded on all sides Sloane Square is the epicentre of ultimate  luxury brand retail therapy. Walk just a few paces to Sloane Street , Kings Road or Knightsbridge and find all the major retail and exclusive designer stores .

Though you may no longer to able to buy “absolutely anything” at Harrods it still is a must visit experience. From the beautiful architecture and twinkling lights to the luxury brands it has become so famous for, every visitor to London really must pass through it’s doors at least once in a lifetime.

Sloane Square Tube station takes  you right into the heart of this Winter Wonderland.




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