Activities in and around Hyde Park

If you intend to visit London this December you will be on a festive quite unlike any other. London is at its most beautiful during Christmas season, whether you visit its iconic shopping streets or head over to its grand cultural and entertainment venues.

Of course, if you want to in the thick of things in the city opting to stay at any of the properties in central London like the hotels near Hyde Park would be an excellent choice.

If you are looking for budget-friendly accommodation then no look no further than the Marble Arch Suites in the Hyde Park area. They offer the best in terms of amenities and comforts at very attractive prices.

Since you would be a stone’s throw from Hyde Park, why not make the most of the opportunity and head over to the many events scheduled to be held this Christmas. These include the following:

Enjoy Paddington on Ice: This Christmas Winter wonderland will have the family-friendly show Paddington on Ice. It will feature all the popular characters from movies and the books, around a mile from the well-known station itself. The event is an all-dancing show that has some of the finest ice skaters showcase their talents. It is a 45-minute spectacle that takes the audience on a tour of the Peruvian jungles that culminates on the streets of the British capital. Definitely very entertaining both adults and kids will be enthralled by the beautiful and artistic performances choreographed to perfection.

Santa Land: Christmas in London would not be quite complete without catching a glimpse of Santa himself! Those travelling with kids must visit the popular Santa’s Grotto area at Winter Wonderland. There will be a 45-metre ice slide and a host of Christmas style rides for the family to have a last. If you are looking for family-friendly activities Santa Land is the spot to explore.

Ride a roller coaster: Winter Wonderland not only offers family-friendly activities but also offers high-speed roller coasters for the ultimate adrenaline rush. These include the goosebumps raising Ice Mountain and the Munich Looping roller coaster that comes straight from the Oktoberfest to enjoy some of the most hair-raising rides in the festive season at Winter Wonderland.

Savour the best street food: Food lovers visiting Hyde Park this Christmas will not be disappointed with the lavish spread of culinary fare on offer at the many food stalls in the park. During the Winter Wonderland event, there is an eclectic spread of pop up food joints ranging from the best of classic English dishes to American style fast food on sale at the many stalls. These include vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free food options.

Shop at the Christmas markets: Shopping enthusiasts will enjoy indulging themselves in retail therapy at the market stalls at Winter Wonderland. These feature not only the best of British goods but also items from all over the planet. From Christmas goodies to food, arts and handicrafts there is ample to shop for every member of the family.

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