Christmas in London: 5 Winter Events to Add to Your Diary
Christmas time in London is simply magical, as every corner of the capital is lit up with the twinkle of festive lights, and wonderful winter events pop up around the city that offer endless opportunities to get into the seasonal spirit!
With so many Christmas events in London to choose from, at N.Peal we thought we'd share our favourites so you can start planning your most fabulous festive season. Add these events to your December diary now to enjoy Christmas in London in style.
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
London Hyde Park has once again been transformed into a Winter Wonderland, with festive activities and entertainment galore including ice skating, a Magical Ice Kingdom, Zippo's Christmas Circus, The Nutcracker on Ice and London's largest German-style Christmas market! There's so much to see at the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland that you'll want to spend the whole day ... so wrap up in your favourite N.Peal cashmere poncho or sweater to stay cosy while you get into the festive spirit with your dearest loved ones. The Winter Wonderland is open until 2nd January 2017, so there is lots of time for you to visit.
Christmas Market at the Tate Modern
Christmas has arrived on the doorstep of London's iconic modern art gallery, within a village of pretty wooden chalets in which you can discover an array of Christmas gift ideas, including beautifully handcrafted toys, Christmas tree decorations, accessories and so much more. At the Christmas Market at the Tate Modern there is also plenty of delicious festive food to tuck into that will fuel your Christmas shopping, plus warming mulled wine, Christmas music, and a traditional Victorian carousel for younger visitors ... and of course, those that are still young at heart! You can visit the Tate Modern Christmas Market every day until 24th December 2016.
Classic Carols at the Royal Albert Hall
It simply wouldn't be Christmas without the exquisite sound of traditional Christmas carol performances, and there is no place more delightful to hear them than at the Royal Albert Hall. On Tuesday 20th December, join host Alan Titchmarsh for Classic Carols at Royal Albert Hall, as performed by the Royal Philharmonic Choir and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Whether you join in with the songs or simply listen and observe, it will be an uplifting and heart-warming Christmas evening out that you'll remember long into the New Year.
Skate at Somerset House
In the courtyard at Somerset House, one of London's most fashionable addresses, you can find a breathtakingly beautiful ice rink that even the most amateur skaters can't resist trying out! Until 15th January 2017, you can enjoy Skate at Somerset House where you can take to the rink by day, and be treated to live DJ's by night, plus delectable rink-side food and drinks are on offer to keep the excitement going. Don't forget your N.Peal Fur Bobble Cable Cashmere Hat and Cable Cashmere Gloves to stay warm while you glide along in style!
Southbank Centre's Winter Festival and Christmas Market
The largest arts centre in the UK, the Southbank Centre is celebrating Christmas with a host of festive events as part of its 2016 Winter Festival - so whether you would like to hear Handel's Messiah performed by candlelight by the Mozart Festival Orchestra, explore a Christmas food market, or sip winter cider with friends at the Rekorderlig Cider Lodge, there are plenty of activities to choose from. What a wonderful way to take a break from all of that Christmas shopping!
At N.Peal you will find so many wonderful Christmas gift ideas for men and women in our Christmas Gift Guide, and to make your N.Peal Christmas gifts even more delightful to give, we offer complimentary gift wrapping by request on every one of our orders. That means that your chosen festive surprise will arrive ready to be placed under the tree, and make someone's Christmas even more special.
Which other Christmas events in London are you planning to attend this year? Wherever you're heading, we would love to see your N.Peal cashmere and fur looks. Snap a photo and tag us on Instagram at @n_peal_1936, and use the hashtag #npeal to share with us your cosiest winter outfits.