We are still in the depths of winter. Winds are blustering, the rain is pouring and the cold is nipping away at your toes… but just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself during your trip to London. In fact, there are several winter themed attractions to entice and excite visitors this time of year. Also, there is a vast wealth of museums, galleries, cinemas, bars and restaurants that will keep you safe and sound out of the cold.
Looking for ideas on how to spend your winter getaway in London? Here is our quick guide on winter wonderland wonders to explore in London!
London Ice Rinks
What better way is there to embrace the winter spirit than to glide across the gorgeous ice of London’s various rinks? Places such as Broadgate Ice Rink, near Liverpool Street, are great venues for newcomers, families and pros to celebrate the cold. What are you waiting for? Get your skates on!
The British Museum is home to one of the largest collections of human history known to man, with over 8 million pieces dedicated to the documentation of civilisation. Take a break from the cold and soak up all the British Museum has to offer. Top things to see at the British Museum include the Rosetta Stone and, of course, the Egyptian mummies. Every nook and cranny of this historical paradise is filled with wonders to behold.
The Wallace Collection
Winter is a wonderful time to delve deep into the cultural heart of London. You may be less than tempted to have an alfresco meal by the River Thames, or a lazy-day stroll through one of London’s many Royal Parks due to the persistent English chill in the air reigning supreme this time of year. So, take time to investigate the wealth of museums and galleries that adorn London’s cityscape during the winter months. The Wallace Collection (a quick walk away from Paddington Court accommodation) is a fantastic destination for art lovers and is made up of 25 galleries showcasing the timeless works of 18th century French art. Every item in the Wallace Collection is embellished with exquisite baroque design and a sense of finery.
Get out of the cold and into the extraordinary Madame Tussauds, a Central London wax museum ready to wow viewers. Have you ever wanted to meet Marilyn Monroe, Kylie Minogue, Prince William or The Beatles? Unfortunately, we can’t promise you that, but what we can guarantee you an experience like no other as you meet their uncanny wax counterparts at the legendary Madame Tussuads wax museum!
Puppet Theatre Barge
If you’re staying at any hotels near Paddington during your stay in London this winter, make sure to explore Little Venice, a scenic canal junction. One of the many unique features of Little Venice is the Puppet Theatre Barge. On board this barge is a distinctive 50 seater marionette theatre. Odd, charming, moving… The Puppet Theatre Barge consistently produces beautiful renditions of Shakespearean plays, fairy tales and inventive new stories to the public. It may be too chilly to enjoy the canal boat tours, but it’s never too cold to enjoy a good puppet show! Add a touch of the unusual to your winter London getaway with a trip to the Puppet Theatre Barge.