Ask An Insider: 5 Unmissable Dates in London This Winter
Bring on cold winter months! There’s no better time to wrap up and get close to your date under twinkling Christmas lights, mulled wine in hand. We’ve picked out our top five winter dates that bring the best of the season together.
TOP PICK: Ice Skating at the Natural History Museum
When: 26th October – 7th January Website: www.nhm.ac.uk
Glide around the city’s most enchanting ice rink with your date, situated underneath the majestic Natural History Museum! Dating and ice skating are the perfect match; a classic but adventurous outing, plus you can sip on a mulled wine or hot chocolate while you people-watch. Don’t forget your scarf!
TOP PICK: Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
When: 17th November – 1st January Website: hydeparkwinterwonderland.com
Wander into a whole new magical world in Hyde Park. Take a romantic ride on the iconic giant observation wheel, cozy up and share a tipple at the arctic Bar Ice, gasp together at Cirque Beserk performers or soak of the festive atmosphere drinking and snacking in the Bavarian Village. Don’t forget to – valiantly attempt to – win your date a prize at the glowing funfair games!
Carnaby Christmas Lights
When: 9th November – 5th January Website: www.carnaby.co.uk
Head out to the glimmering narrow lanes of Canaby street – boasting some of the best Christmas lights in the capital – along West London’s chic, narrow streets. Get out of the cold and treat your date to a casual bite at any of the delicious eateries in Kingly Court.
Carols at Trafalgar Square
When: 11th December – 22nd December Website: www.london.gov.uk
Be serenaded together in Trafalgar Square under the glittering lights of the enormous 25m Christmas tree, traditionally gifted by the City of Oslo, Norway. Then, stroll over to festive Covent Garden for dinner – Barrafina is a favourite!
Christmas at Kew
When: 22nd November – 1st January Website: www.kew.org
Take your date down winding paths in ancient Kew Gardens, guided by spectacularly illuminated trails. Toast marshmallows together around the fire and sip on a well deserved mulled wine!