As the coats come out and the cold weather approaches, people all over London will be looking for exciting things to do this winter. Luckily the busiest city in the UK gets even better when the colder months come around.
Not everyone is a fan of the cold weather but there is something special about walking through the streets of London wrapped up in a winter coat and seeing the amazing sights in a whole new way. To make your stay at the M Montcalm Shoreditch extra special we’ve put together a list of top winter hotspots.
Of all the places to visit in London, there are few as historic as Parliament Square. Located in the heart of Westminster, this popular tourist destination is home to some of the city’s most spectacular monuments and buildings. The only thing that makes the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben more beautiful is a thick layer of snow so be sure to head over and explore the grounds during your stay at the M Montcalm Shoreditch.
As the winter weather comes around, the parks of London often go underappreciated by travellers and tourists trying to escape the cold but there is a lot of beauty to be found as the frost settles in on the greenery of London. Grab your camera, put on your gloves and take a stroll through Hyde Park to capture the beauty of the natural plant life that has survived the winter cold. Get some close-up shots of the frost as it settles on the trees and you’re sure to get more Instagram followers.
Every year this iconic building in the heart of London plays host to one of the most popular ice skating rinks in the city. Thousands of people from all around venture to Somerset House to strap on a pair of skates and glide across the ice with their friends and loved ones. This is a perfect winter date for any couples heading to London this winter and is sure to result in fun and laughter.
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If you’re looking to experience the rich culture of London and check out some art during your city break, the Geffrye Museum is a must-see. Located in the heart of Shoreditch, the popular museum has created a visual timeline of Britain by setting up rooms which have been designed in the same style as previous eras. During the Christmas season, you can enter a time capsule of culture and check out how past generations prepared for Christmas with decorations, gifts and accessories. If you ever wondered how your grandparents spent Christmas as children, this is a great way to find out.
If there’s one thing that everyone will do when they head to London, its shopping. The city is renowned for its legendary retail industry and is home to some of the most vibrant and diverse marketplaces in the country. As the festive season approaches, the markets around London will be gearing up for Christmas with exciting new products, toys, clothing and delicious festive food. From Brick Lane to Old Spitalfields, there are plenty of places to find a great market in London.