Christmas is around the corner and to get you into the festive mood, here are a few recommendations from Arhinarmah, of how to make the most of London this season.
Having studied near the Southbank, I would visit the Southbank Centre Christmas Market every year, without fail. Right by the waterfront, make sure you wrap up warm with a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine. With around 80 stalls located inside wooden chalets, you will feel authentically Christmassy. Open from 1100 until 2200, daily until Tuesday December 24th.
A nice little freebie, which we take for granted is, the beautiful light displays that London has to offer. Why not grab a group of friends, put your thermals on and head on outside to view the colourful lights of the city. A few good places to visit are Regent Street, Covent Garden, Carnaby Street, South Molton Street, Greenwich, Canary Wharf, Trafalgar Square, Old Spitalfields Market just to name a few.
Pop up cinemas always remind me of 1950s America but they are becoming ever-more common these days. Over the Christmas period there is a wide selection of films on offer, with classics such as ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ to moderns like the favourite ‘Elf’. Visit TimeOut London to see what is showing near you: http://www.timeout.com/london/film/christmas-pop-up-cinema-in-london
OR snuggle up at home on the couch with a good old classic Christmas movie and mug of hot chocolate and marshmallows. My ultimate favourite Christmas movie is ‘Love Actually’. I’ve already watched it twice this season and will sure be watching it again. Get yourself a luxury velvet cushion by Arhinarmah to ensure complete comfort whilst enjoying your movie selection.
Get your skates on and head on down to one of the many outdoor ice rinks available in the capital. Somerset House, Natural History Museum, Hyde Park and Hampton Court Palace are all home to ice rinks located in picturesque parts of London. Not only will you be skating, you’ll be taking in the beautiful landscapes, make sure your breath doesn’t get taken away too much, otherwise you’ll end up face flat on the ice.
Whether you have a voice of an angel or not, pop along to one of many Carol services this Christmas. Have a look on http://www.timeout.com/london/opera-classical/christmas-carol-concerts-in-london-choral to see what is on in your area.
Wherever your festivities take you this Christmas, Arhinarmah wishes you an enjoyable and merry time 🙂