Moving to a new city just before the holiday season is especially stressful, as you have to think both about your actual moving chores and the Christmas preparations. You will be irritated, your kids will be irritated, and there is a big chance you won’t have any desire for festivities. To help you bring back your Christmas spirit and lighten up the mood we propose you take a walk across London and rediscover the Holiday joy. There are so many great places you can visit with your family, and so many fun activities you can enjoy together!
This annual Christmas “village” pops up at Hyde park every year to bring joy to the lives of both the visitors of the capital and its inhabitants. The Winter Wonderland is the biggest Christmas themed park in London. It has everything from an ice rink to a market, from regular circus shows to a big observation wheel. Grab your children and go have some fun, it is free to enter so you can spend a great time relatively cheap. What a better way to start your new life in London than indulging in one of its annual traditions?
It doesn’t matter how old are you, this is something everybody enjoys. London during the holidays is a very busy place. There are so many markets that you can get easily frustrated. To avoid bringing more stress in your life after your relocation, check out our list of must-visit Christmas markets in London:
What better way to spend some quality time with your kids than to go ice skating? The house relocation is a significant change that will definitely affect their lives. So try to ease their minds and have fun together. During the winter holidays, London is filled with new rinks that await you. Visit the National History Museum and skate at the South Kensington ice rink. It is always the first to open during the winter season, and there are numerous small cafes and pubs all around it. If you are searching for a more romantic place to spend time with your significant other, try the ice rink at Canada Square Park. It is beautifully lit, and the ice will reflect the lights of the surrounding skyscrapers. Make this first Christmas after your house removal to London, a memorable one!
We caught you by surprise there, didn’t we? What gift, you may wonder? Well go and visit Trafalgar Square and admire the beautiful Christmas tree and if you go a little closer, you will notice the plaque underneath it. Every year, Norway gifts a beautiful 20 metres tall spruce as a sign of gratitude for the British help during WWII. The tree is decorated with hundreds of colourful lights and is lit every night until the Twelfth Night of Christmas on January 6th. So you have plenty of time to go and take your first London family pictures. They will look great in your new home, don’t you think?
Christmas is the season of giving, so why not spend some of your free time volunteering at your local charity organisation? This is a great way to relieve the stress after your recent home move and get to know the people in your new community. Lots of places in London can use your help. One of the biggest charities is Crisis. During the Christmas holidays, they provide hot meals and shelter for the many homeless Londoners.
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