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Visit an ice skating rink – a magical London tradition and one of my favourite things to do in London at Christmas.   There are many ice skating rinks in London but two of my favourites are the ice skating rink at Somerset house and the ice skating rink at the Natural History Museum of London.

Natural History museum – set against the backdrop of the museum it is a truly magical location.  Open 26th October 2017 – 7 January 2018 Open 11.00-21.00 (times vary)Closed 25 December

Somerset House – Runs from the 15th November through to the 2nd January 2018. See the link for details of times and sessions.


See the Christmas tree in Trafalgar square be lit –  Every year since 1947 the people of Norway have given London a Christmas tree in thanks for Britains support in world war II.  The turning on of the lights of the tree  is one of the most famous Christmas traditions in Britain.  People gather to see the event each year on the 1st December at 6pm.
Trafalgar Square Carol Singing – Every day in the lead up to Christmas choirs perform carols under the Trafalgar Christmas Tree in aid of charity.  Click on the link for details.


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