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September 14, 2017

10 must-do things in London this winter

With summer now a fading memory, it’s time to start planning what you can do in London during the winter months.

Despite the dark nights and colder weather, the capital remains a hive of activity throughout the year, with plenty of attractions for all the family.

Check out our suggestions of the 10 must-do things in London this winter.

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland returns to London’s Hyde Park for the 11th year and it features a variety of family festive fun and activities.

Visit the UK’s largest outdoor rink which circles Hyde Park’s Victorian bandstand, watch Zippos Circus’ family daytime Christmas show or try out the world’s largest transportable roller-coaster, the Munich Looping, at the fairground.

Whatever takes your fancy, the Winter Wonderland is a spectacle not to be missed.

A night at the casino

There are over 20 casinos in London, offering plenty of choice for people who fancy trying to beat the house.

Using a 888 casino bonus ahead of your trip can boost your bankroll and give you the opportunity to test your skills for real on roulette, card games or slot machines.

With a sociable atmosphere and the chance to win big, a night at the casino is well worth trying out.

Get your skates on

In addition to the rink at Winter Wonderland, there are a host of opportunities to ice skate in London during the winter months.

Somerset House, Canary Wharf and the Natural History Museum are amongst the venues worth trying, while for the romantic souls a trip to Hampton Court Palace cannot be missed.

Gorillaz are back with a bang

Damon Albarn’s animated electropop, rock, dance and hip-hop hit The O2 on December 4 and 5 for what promises to be a musical extravaganza.

Their new album, Humanz, features contributions from the likes of Rag’N’Bone Man, Grace Jones and De La Soul and these much-anticipated shows promise to be mind-blowing events.

Anyone for tennis?

The Nitto ATP Finals return to The O2 in November, with the world’s top players doing battle in the season’s showpiece finale.

Andy Murray took the title from rival Novak Djokovic with a convincing 6-3, 6-4 victory last year, but there will be a different winner this year as a hip injury will keep the Scottish star out of the tournament.

Despite Murray’s absence, the likes of Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer should all be on hand to thrill tennis fans.

Belt out some Christmas songs

Enjoy a good old-fashioned sing-a-long at the Royal Albert Hall as Jonathan Cohen guides you through some of his favourite Christmas songs.

From ‘O little town of Bethlehem’ to ‘I wish it could be Christmas Every Day’ this show has all the Christmas music bases covered.

Pete Tong presents Ibiza Classics

Pete Tong, The Heritage Orchestra and Jules Buckley team up to bring club and classical music together under one room.

Tong has put together an incredible dance party that features a 60-piece orchestra, lots of synthesisers and plenty of special guest singers.

Bring in the New Year in London

London is one of the best places in the world to herald the arrival of the New Year.

With parties across the city and the magnificent NYE firework display over the Thames, a visit to the capital for the celebrations should be on everyone’s bucket list.

Chisels at the ready

The London Ice Sculpting Festival took a break in 2016, but it’s expected to return to Canary Wharf in the New Year.

Watch the world’s finest ice sculptors produce some stunning creations or attend one of the masterclasses and learn how to do it yourself.

Nativity! The Musical

This is definitely one for the kids as the popular festive film takes to the stage to provide lots of Christmas joy and happiness.

Watch Mr Maddens and his crazy assistant Mr Poppy as they struggle with unruly animals, delightful children and a whole lot of glitter to make everyone’s Christmas wishes come true.