7 fun things to do in London this week
Fill up your week with our guide of what to do in London
7 fun things to do in London this week
Discover our fun weekly guide of what to do in London this weekend and the following week. Here at Twin, we have put together a list of 7 different activities and attractions that you should see and do in London during 23rd-30th November 2017.
1. Christmas markets
With Christmas just around the corner, there are plenty of ways to get into the festive mood with numerous Christmas markets in London, that are opening this week.
Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park
The 17th of November marked a magnificent day for Christmas enthusiasts across London, because the magical Winter Wonderland opened. Filled with Christmas stalls, food markets, the UK’s largest outdoor ice rink and Zippos circus, you’ll struggle to fit it all into one day!
Christmas at Kew
Enjoy an after-dark festive trail with over a million beautiful lights that illuminate the heritage trees and buildings around Kew gardens. Complete with delicious food markets and a vintage fairground, the magical evening will bring Christmas cheer to even the greatest of scrooge’s.
Greenwich market at Christmas
Closer to Twin, is Greenwich’s marketplace which is filled with Christmas stalls packed with wonderful gift ideas for your loved ones from crafts, jewellery, fashion and much more. Complete with festive food and drinks, Greenwich market is the perfect place to kick-start your Christmas shopping.
Along with the Christmas markets, this time of year brings many ice skating rinks to London, which is the perfect way to glide, slip or fall the evening away. Whatever your experience level, ice skating is a must!
Choose from various ice rink locations across London, including: Somerset House, National History Museum, Tower of London, Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, Canary Wharf, and many more.
The American celebrated holiday that gives thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the previous year, is held in the US on the fourth Thursday in November.
Although the holiday is not celebrated in the UK, on the 23rd of November you can stuff your face with turkey, pumpkin pie and a whole range of delicious American dishes, with many restaurants serving up special menus that are dedicated to the day.
4. Exhibitions and events
London offers an array of exhibitions and events throughout the year. Within Greenwich, there are currently two unmissable exhibitions/events. At the Royal Observatory Greenwich there’s a free exhibition called Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year, which is an annual competition with an array of breath-taking images from the solar system.
At the National Maritime Museum, there’s an unmissable exhibition called Death in the Ice: The Shocking Story of Franklin’s Final Expedition, which details the voyages to the Artic in 1845, made by Sir John Franklin and his ships; the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror. The exhibition explores the tales of cannibalism, madness and starvation that followed.
5. The slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit
Don’t miss out on the chance to speed down the tallest and longest tunnel slide in the world, at 15 miles per hour, as you glimpse out at London’s skyline.
The slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit, which is close to Stratford, promises to provide plenty of thrills as you twist and turn your way down the 76m (250ft) high structure.
6. Hogwarts in the Snow at Warner Bros, Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
For all crazed Harry Potter fanatics, you’ll have a chance to get into the festive spirit by taking a magical tour of the Great Hall, which is lined with glittering Christmas trees and has a replica festive feast on the tables. You’ll also be able to get up close with the props, costumes and models that were all used during the films.
If that’s not enough, you can even book tickets for dinner in the Great Hall on the 11th, 12th and 13th of December.
7. Revolution Cycling Champions League
If you fancy watching some sports this weekend, the Lee Valley VeloPark has just what you need. On Saturday 25th of November, the first round of the cycling championship kicks off, with top road and track riders from elite teams battling it out to be crowned the best.