CHRISTMAS IN LONDON: XMAS MARKETS, ATTRACTIONS AND MORE

Christmas in london

With our flight back to London for the holidays getting nearer and nearer, I decided to sit down and share my favourite things to do to celebrate Christmas in London!

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HOW TO TRAVEL IN EUROPE – 100 TIPS

So Europe is a massive continent with so many countries squeezed inside it. Living in Europe opens your eyes up to how different cities, towns, prices, people and hotel standards can be. In my youth, I admit I always thought one city in Europe looked the same as another. How wrong could I be?

Travelling Europe is diverse and a travel tip or hack for one country or city may not work as well in another place in Europe. However, after living and travelling Europe, I have collated some essential travel tips to help you enjoy Europe to the max!

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THE MAKING OF HARRY POTTER AT THE WARNER BROTHERS STUDIO TOUR, LONDON (VIDEO)

The Great Hall is the first set you walk onto, made with stone floors and decorated with Christmas trees and decorations during our visit. The costumes of the Hogwarts’ teachers are lined up across the front and props are displayed on the tables. The guide talks you through the creation of the hall and refers to some of the famous scenes based in the hall. You have around 10 minutes in the Great Hall before you are moved on for the next group to enter.

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WALKING IN LONDON’S WINTER WONDERLAND 2016 (VIDEO)

Christmas in London

With the possibility that this may be our last Christmas the UK for a few years, I decided that this was the year I needed to cram as much festive happenings in the season as possible. So, last week was the Ideal Home Show Christmas Fair and this week I decided a trip to Winter Wonderland would be next on my list.

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SPENDING TOO MUCH MONEY AT THE IDEAL HOME SHOW CHRISTMAS – KENSINGTON OLYMPIA, LONDON

As a birthday gift to my mum, I treated my parents and I to tickets for the Ideal Home Show Christmas. At £15 a ticket, I bagged a deal on Groupon UK; two tickets for £16 including a free Ideal Home Magazine. The show ran from the 23rd to the 27th of December 2016 and held at the Kensington Olympia Exhibition Hall – directly opposite the Kensington Olympia Station.

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BRIGHTON PIER – THINGS TO DO IN ENGLAND

Brighton Pier offers a variety of rides, attractions, restaurants and bars.

Growing up just 25 minutes away from Brighton (or B-Town as it is known as by the locals), I loved escaping to Brighton Pier on a sunny day – if not for the rides and arcade but for the doughnuts!

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BEST FREE VIEWS IN LONDON – The Sky Garden

Located just a short walk from the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, the Sky Garden offers panoramic views of London’s greatest landscapes and architecture. Get some shots from the outdoor observatory deck, take in a glass of wine from the bar or stroll around the levelled greenery that gives this place its name ‘Sky Garden’. The Sky Bar offers an array of soft and alcoholic drinks, the cheapest beer costs £5 whilst a white wine costs upwards of £8. The Fenchurch Restaurant is also available from the top of this tower but tables should be booked in advance. Meals are pricey here with average main courses costing around £32.

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