If you haven’t had the chance to soak up the festive atmosphere in London over the holiday season then this week is your last chance to do so – so you may want to get your skates on and head to the capital.
And we mean that quite literally, because a number of the temporary ice skating rinks that have been in place across the city throughout December are set to be removed in just a few days’ time.
This includes the rink at the Natural History Museum, which will be receiving its last guests on January 5th before magically disappearing until next Christmas.
The same date will see the ice rink at Somerset House close its door for the year, so if you fancy getting out on the ice in the heart of London, surrounded by the capital’s most popular and visually stunning attractions, then you may want to consider getting a move on and booking a trip to the capital this weekend.
If you do just that, you may also arrive just in time to see the world famous Christmas lights on Oxford Street, which have been in place since early December but are due to be switched off on January 4th. While visiting the UK’s largest and most iconic shopping street makes for a great outing at any time of year, it is particularly special when it is clad in its festive decorations.
With the January sales now on as well, this really is the perfect weekend to head to the West End for a spot of retail therapy on Oxford Street.
While you’re at it, make sure you see the Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square, which will be remaining in place until the 12th night of Christmas and is certainly not something to be missed if you happen to be in London at this time of year.