Full of beauty and cheer, the  Christmas Holiday’s finally here and what better place to spend it than in London  Great Britain’s marvellous capital city.

Battersea Park
  Battersea Park

There will be plenty of events to choose from this month and places to stay as well. Check out hotels and self-catering serviced apartments on various websites like www.goholidaylets.com to find accommodation that suits your taste.
From good food, to amazing art, to countless christmas family shows, to numerous places to visit, during December there is not a day that will pass by where there is nothing happening or nowhere to go.
The Santa Run will be one race you will not want to miss. About 4000 people are expected to show up, dressed like Santa to participate by either walking, jogging or running either a 5 or 10 km course to support hundreds of charities. The run will take place at the Battersea Park on the 5th of December and at Victoria park on the 7th of December

Battersea Park
   The Battersea Park fireworks over the Albert Bridge

Like Horses? The London international horse show will be held at Kensington (Olympia)  from the 15th-21st Dec. If you’re not a resident in London you can book an excellent service apartment which is  self catering accommodation.


Winterville 2015 will be running until the 23rd of December in Victoria park. The entry fee is free although most activities require a paid for ticket. The event highlights in this winter themed town include the winter night garden, world renowned Moscow state circus in the Winterville circus; backyard cinemas magical forest, a series of Christmas classics and family favorites; cabaret, theatre and live music and pantomime will be shown in the Dutch spiegeltent. There will be plenty other activities catering for all ages. There will also be a Christmas market, a bizarre bazaar where you can shop for unique antique  and art works, the towns very own pub Bar Humbug Will be serving warm seasonal drinks and delicious food and there will be many snack bars sprinkled through out the park if you just want to grab a snack.

Winter Wonderland
   Winter Wonderland

Another must add to the events on your list to attend in London is Winter Wonderland as it comes to London’s Hyde Park with skating ice skating, a huge Christmas market, the observation wheel and big top shows. Running until the 3rd of January 2016 Winter wonderland is most definitely a family favorite including numerous fun activities for adults and children of all ages. Do you like the thrilling effect of rollercoaster rides that leave your hair standing? There will be plenty to choose from and there will also be fun houses, helter skelters, carousels and a magical ice kingdom with an ice forest of beautiful ice castles and frozen sculptures.

Feel free to buy jewellery, arts and crafts trinkets, decoration, charming wooden chalets e.t.c from Winter Wonderlands Christmas Market and the Angels and Yuletide market. Food and drink will be available in plenty with various restaurants, bars and food stalls available.

From the 28th of December to the 2nd of January 2016 at the Royal Albert Hall The Nutcracker on Ice will be on featuring a cast of 26 Olympic international and national level championship skaters telling the beautiful classical tale in a new way.

For accommodation around London considering the number of events you shouldn’t miss in London this season. Enjoy your festive season.

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London Zoo is one of Britain’s top attractions and is the world’s oldest scientific zoo founded over 180 years ago.  It can be found in the heart of London, in Regent’s Park. it is run by the Zoological Society of London.  Although located in London its expertise and scientific influence is spread throughout the world.  Well worth visit on a short stay break away.

Regents Park

Quick browses of their blogs show some fascinating insights into their projects.  For instance, Bat:    Raising public awareness about the status of the Seychelles sheath-tailed bat, and reduce human interference at roost sites.  Fireworks for Elephants:  Project based in Thailand, where they have developed cameras traps to alert farmers and rangers when the Elephants leave forests at night time.

Although this zoo is located in the middle of the city it still has plenty of animals to see including lions, camels, giraffes, penguins, tigers, monkeys. In fact there are 750 different species of animals making it one of the largest collections of animals in the UK.

London Zoo1

The zoo is divided up into many different areas which are great fun to explore and help make it one of London’s most popular tourist attractions.

Gorilla Kingdom

Gorilla Kingdom enclosure is home to a colony of Western Lowland gorillas which live together with and black and white Columbus monkeys. Beautiful birds that share the Gorillas environment and there is also a monitor lizard and other animals from Africa.

Butterfly Paradise

As visitors walk through this area they are surrounded by beautiful free flying butterflies and moths from Africa, South-east Asia and Central and South America, seeking out plants on which to feed and rest. There is a holding room where visitors can see the pupae develop into butterflies and eventually emerge helping to learn more about their life cycles.

Lions and Tigers

London Zoo is home to a family of Asian lions and pair of tigers and visitors can get very close to the Zoo’s beautiful but endangered wild cats.


The Aquarium is also split into three areas and features many beautiful, exotic and weird fish and a stunning coral reef.

Penguin Beach

Opened in 2011 Penguin Beach is England’s biggest penguin pool. It has underwater windows to allow visitors watch the birds swimming.

There are several places where you can purchase food and drink and souvenirs can be purchased in the gift shop as you tour the London zoo.

How do I get there ?

Their address: ZSL London Zoo Regent’s Park London NW1 4RY Tel: 020 7722 3333 Fax: 020 7586 5743

By Underground (Tube)  Walking distance of Camden Town and Regent’s Park stations.

By waterbus The London Waterbus Company runs a scheduled service along the Regent’s Canal between Camden Lock or Little Venice and ZSL London Zoo.

By car, they have extensive parking facilities, plus we’re outside of the congestion charge.



If you like you can use Regents Park as a holiday or short stay location.  There is a choice of B&B, hotels and self-catering serviced apartments in the area.   Self-catering accommodation can be relatively cheap and you can bring the whole family.