A COMPLETE WHITE LONDON CHRISTMAS

A COMPLETE WHITE LONDON CHRISTMAS

A COMPLETE WHITE LONDON CHRISTMAS
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.

Olympia
  Olympia

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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Afternoon Tea London Style

Afternoon Tea London Style

 

The concept of Afternoon tea is traditionally a light meal of cake and cucumber sandwiches typically eaten between 4 pm and 6 pm. It originated among the wealthy classes in England in the 1840s.

World famous landmark

World famous landmark

Some very hotels in London like The RITZ made the tradition very popular. By the end of the nineteenth century, afternoon tea developed to its current form and was observed by both the upper and middle classes.

When you are out and about with your friends or family of on a short stay or self-catering holiday in London, and feel like having a cup of afternoon tea to catch up or just relax, here are some of the places you can sip tea with comfort.

The historic Brown’s Hotel, is the place where Queen Victoria used to take her tea, so curiosity took us in there to feel the ambience, the menu consist of sandwiches, including smoked chicken with a spoonful of guacamole, they are light but satisfying.. Scones might be the only glaring omission, but you won’t miss them too much with healthier treats such as flourless – but flavorful – dark chocolate and zesty yoghurt-topped orange cakes. The meal pairs nicely with the silver needle white tea, a delicate infusion of cucumber, melon and other fruit flavours.

TEANAMU CHAYA TEAHOUSE

It is apparent that tea, and the meticulous ritual around creating the perfect brew. With not less than 18 teas to chose from it’s hard to know where to start, but the black lychee variety proved a delightful and tasty choice.
The self-boiling kettle on each table is essential when you consider the tiny size of the traditional tea pots and drinking cups, but the Chinese culture is based around having just enough to drink in the present moment and nothing extra

THE RITZ

Afternoon tea in The Ritz has been served here since they opened and its part of their heritage one of the reasons why it remains so popular today. Served with care in the hotel’s flamboyant Palm Court, the tea includes the requisite finger sandwiches with smoked salmon, roast ham, alongside fresh raisin and apple scones and cakes on a tiered cake stand. You need to book in advance to secure a sitting spot since the place is usually packed to capacity.

Afternoon Tea in The Ritz
Afternoon Tea in The Ritz

GENTEEL OF CRUISES

If you are the kind of person who likes having a traditional tea with sightseeing, you should embark on this most genteel of cruises. It is a river boat, fitted with open windows; the cruise usually sails five afternoons a week and takes passengers on a merry outing from Tower Bridge as far as Westminster, doing a sweeping turn outside the House of Commons before heading back. The cruise is guided and there is a large, open-air deck up top, with plenty of space to stretch your legs, feel the wind in your hair and take photos. This is one exciting place you surely would love to enjoy your afternoon tea.

Another world famous landmark
Another world famous landmark

At www.goholidaylets.com we have some excellent self-catering accommodation for London where locations for Afternoon Tea can be accessed with ease. Flights for London can be got from all over Europe with Easyjet,Ryanair and British Airways transporting large numbers each day. So if your on a short Stay or self-catering London has it all. Enjoy your tea.