There are thousands of events happening all over the capital, and you’re spoiled for choice for things to do and see. London is a city that embraces the festive season, and it’s worth experiencing it for yourself.
Some people enjoy their time in London enough to consider moving here permanently, and we’ve seen many examples of this. There’s no better excuse than visiting London this Christmas on the premise of house hunting. Anthony Ward Thomas is a company that’s always full of festive cheer. With that in mind, this is our brief guide to Christmas and New Year in London.
How to Spend Christmas and New Year in London –
Christmas at Kew (show in the main photograph) – This is peak Christmas event stuff and might be our favourite thing in London this year. Christmas at Kew somehow outdoes itself year on year, with 2018 showcasing a laser garden, an even longer light tunnel, fire gardens, and a flotilla of illuminated origami boats on the lake. This event is very popular, so it’s advisable to try and book tickets now.
Christmas Ice Skating – Another festive season top-tier activity for us is the various outdoor ice-skating rinks that literally pop-up throughout London. From Royal Parks to Oxford Street rooftops and museum gardens, they appear all over the place. Most of them sell hot and cold beverages, as well as hot food if you can’t resist some Christmas treats after you hit the ice.
New Year’s Eve Cruise on the Thames – For us, the fireworks display for New Year’s Eve is always spectacular. London always goes full out, adding to the plethora of capital cities worldwide that light up the night’s sky. There’s a unique way of enjoying this year’s fireworks by getting on a Thames river cruise. With plenty of boat options and packages, you can make this New Year’s Eve an unforgettable moment.
New Year’s Day Parade – However, New Year’s Eve isn’t for everyone, and many people prefer to welcome in the New Year on January the first. Luckily there’s an annual New Year’s Day Parade. With more than eight-thousand performers representing the London boroughs and countries from across the globe, this fantastic event attracts over half a million people and broadcasts nationally and worldwide.
Tips for Anyone Visiting Before a Relocation to London –
Although we did mention the possibility of doing some house hunting while in London, it might be worth enjoying the festive season for this trip. We believe that someone should visit a prospective location more than once before they bid on a property. It’s vital that you love the property and area in equal measure. So, maybe just enjoy the winter wonderlands this time and find a decent hotel or B&B you like for the next trip.
London is a diverse city, and each postcode comes with its own charm and character. Furthermore, various property types cater to all budgets and requirements. That’s why it’s a good idea to get some first-hand experience for each location that catches your eye. And it’s straightforward to get around London on the Tube, should you need to visit several areas.
If you plan on staying in London for the duration, it might be a good idea to book yourself into several hotels of guesthouses, all in strategic locations to each area on your list. The emergence of Airbnb has left a lot of vacant hotel rooms available. You’ll most likely be able to bag some bargains and enjoy some luxury for your London trip.
Anthony Ward Thomas – London’s Favourite Removals and Storage Company –
Anthony Ward Thomas moves thousands of people into London every year, providing the highest standard of removals service. London is our home, and we’re always happy to see more people enjoying life here, especially if it’s a permanent move. And from previous relocations, we can attest that many people fall in love with the capital after spending the festive season here.
There is no shortage of things to see and places to spend time. We have some of the world’s finest restaurants and plenty of places to enjoy a drink. And this Christmas and New Year are no different, which is why tens of thousands of people will arrive in the capital for Christmas and New Year’s Eve. There are hundreds, if not thousands of things happening, so we’re confident you’ll have a great visit.
Moreover, if your reason for spending Christmas in London is also part of scouting for suitable housing, you should contact us before you arrive. We’re experts in removals and storage in London, and we have plenty of advice for potential new Londoners.
Anthony Ward Thomas is London’s favourite removals and storage company, and we look forward to relocating you to our city. Contact us today, and we’ll guide you through our range of services.