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16 Cosy And Romantic Ways To Spend Christmas In London

The weather outside is frightful, but London's still delightful.

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4. Stroll beneath the beautiful central-London Christmas lights.

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For a taste of a Love Actually- or Bridget Jones-inspired Christmas, look no further than the Christmas lights on display throughout central London. Take a walk down Bond Street, and be sure to turn around the corner on to South Molton Street while you're at it, or enjoy the overwhelmingly Christmassy spirit of Covent Garden.


8. Have a luxury film night at the W in Leicester Square.

Curl up with a special someone at the W Hotel's Festival Cinema for a special Christmas screening of holiday cult classic The Nightmare Before Christmas on 23 December that features holiday cocktails and mince pie popcorn.

10. Enjoy seasonal treats and mulled wine along the Thames.

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Borough Market is an amazing food market at any time of year, but the holiday season really brings out the best. Snag some mulled wine and seasonal treats before heading off on an evening stroll down the Thames.

13. Visit a London Christmas Market.

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Finish your Christmas shopping with spirit by planning a day at one of London's markets. You'll find unique gifts, great food, and plenty of seasonal drinks. All of the permanent markets will be spruced up for Christmas, and you can also try dedicated seasonal markets like those at the Barbican or Canary Wharf.

14. Enjoy a Christmas Eve visit to Windsor Castle.

Windsor Castle is open throughout the Christmas season except Christmas Day and Boxing Day, and it's a lovely place for a festive day tour. In the evening, the exterior is beautifully lit, and the inside is decked out in Christmas decorations to make your tour extra special.

15. Admire Trafalgar Square's Christmas tree with a hot chocolate.

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Enjoy the amazing panoramic view of London at Christmas time by having a sit in Trafalgar Square. Soak up the Christmas atmosphere, and don't be surprised if a team of carol singers shows up to cement your perfect holiday evening.

16. See a festive film in Hyde Park.

The Hyde Park LookOut screens holiday films during December, so have a walk into the park's depths to find this quirky little theatre and enjoy a festive movie night out.

Christmas films at the LookOut are sold out, but keep an eye out and give the box office a call in case cancellations come up!