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4 Great Things To Do In (And Out) Of London This Winter*


Summer has left, and winter is slowly creeping upon us. It’s time to change t-shirts for jumpers, and Slush Puppies for hot chocolate. However, they aren’t the only modifications we’ll be making to our routines over the coming weeks.

Winter changes everything, and our recreational activities are no different. Trips to the seaside are gone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find other great forms of entertainment. Here are four ideas for Londoners to keep themselves smiling throughout the colder months.


Get Techy

Let’s face it, technology plays an integral role in all of our lives. We all use modern gadgets on a daily basis, and we all love to get our geek on from time to time. The colder months offer the perfect opportunity to do it.

London is home to several fantastic attractions for tech lovers. Better still, some of them are free. No matter what type of technology you’re into, there will be a venue suited to you.

Whether you’re casual or obsessed, visiting these places has to be better than standing around in the wind and rain.


Get All Christmassy

I don’t know about you, but Christmas is easily one of my most favourite times of the entire year. It’s a magical time for seeing family and friends while we can all enjoy throwing our diets out of the window for a few weeks.

It’s the whole build-up that’s amazing, and there’s no better way to embrace this than visiting Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland. Whether you see the Magical Ice Kingdom or simply look around the stools, it’s a fantastic day out for everyone.

And if that’s not enough to satisfy your thirst for festivities, the Christmas markets are a great option too.


Take A Winter Holiday

When the sun is shining, you can’t beat a stroll over Waterloo Bridge. However, as soon as winter descends upon us, London tends to lose a lot of its natural beauty. There’s still plenty going for the city, but there’s no doubt that it’s better in summer. So why not use this opportunity to take a winter break?

There are a number of European destinations that are better during the colder months. Sweden in winter, for example, is a wonderful place to spend a few days and tick a few items off of your bucket list. Better still, you’ll be leaving dreary London behind.

If nothing else, it’s a great way to recharge your batteries during this frantic period.

Watch Panto

Did Haydy really just suggest going to panto? Oh yes she did!

As far as the arts are concerned London is one of the greatest cities in the world. It’s home to some of the greatest stage shows in the world. But during the winter, there’s nothing better than a spot of panto. It might not be the most thought-provoking art you’ll find in the city, but it’s guaranteed to give you a laugh.

Panto is a long-standing tradition that has entertained families for over 300 years. It only comes round once a year, don’t let the opportunity pass you by.

I'm Squibb Vicious, better known as Haydy!
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