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Christmas festivities in London

Picadilly circus lights Jenny 2015

When it comes to Christmas, London doesn’t do things by halves. From Mid-November onwards, the capital transforms with spectacular Christmas lights and decorations, ranging from the unusual and inventive clockwork Regent Street lights, to the intricately placed spheres of light on Oxford Street. While on your tour with your British Tours driver guide, you will no doubt pass many of these lights, and be able to marvel at the different designs on London’s streets.

Festivities in London over the Christmas period also provide ample shopping opportunities for keen Christmas shoppers. From the Christmas displays at shops like Harrods and Selfridges, to the crafts and wares at quaint Christmas markets with wooden chalets, finding unique gifts during your London tour is certainly not a problem. With the Christmas fairs, there is also the chance to try some speciality food and drink, with tasters and samples of produce. There are a few staple British Christmas foods not to be missed; mulled wine, a lightly spiced mulled red wine drink popular since the time of Queen Victoria and also minced pies, small short crust pastry pies filed with dried fruit, spirits and spices. These two are popular combination in the UK and great Christmas treat to try on tour!

Visit London in the Christmas period with British Tours, learning about the city’s history and culture while soaking up the festive atmosphere. For tours taking place on either the 25, 26 of December 2015, and the 1st of January 2016, please contact us directly.

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