Do you think the Brits know how to throw a proper Christmas Market? If you are unsure, make sure to visit Hyde Park Winter Wonderland in London. In the heart of London you can find this crazy edition of a traditional Christmas Market. Not completely different to the ones you can find in Munich or Prague, but quite different. Hyde Park Winter Wonderland in London is open until January 3rd 2016, you
can could even celebrate New Years Eve there!
The traditional Christmas Markets we know, with wooden stalls and hot mulled wine, candied nuts and Christmas songs all over has its origins in the french City of Strasbourg. I can hardly believe the ‘inventors’ to the very first Christmas market would be shocked on how the Christmas Market is held in London with the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland. But on the other side everything is so commercialized nowadays, the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is just another excuse to celebrate big. With no matter what’s the religious meaning behind it?
Prices for a Nutella Crepe start at 3,50 Pounds (~4,20€) at the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, at a mulled wine at 4 Pounds (~4,80€). In Germany Prices for a hut mulled wine usually start at 2,50 €.
Anyway, the Christmas Season is a season of Joy and Happiness, and this can be definitely found at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland in London. Unless of course, you are a person that is never happy or joyful. If you want to visit the Winter Wonderland with almost no other people around, do it in the morning, like I did. As you can see in the Pictures below, I was almost alone. The whole area just for me, all the amusement rides, the Ferris Wheel and all the Candy Stores. Everything was mine, ha! Isn’t this every kid’s dream, to be locked in such an environment and being able to try everything without having to queue? On the other side, for me as an adult, it was a bit lonesome as there were really just about 5 other people at the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland. It was just crazy.. I went there at 10:30 am if you are wondering. Of course, it’s completely different in the evening hours! As there are so many people in the evening you can even pre-book your Tickets for Ice Skating or the Giant Wheel online here. So, you have to choose what you’d prefer if you ever visit this Christmasy Winter Wonderland in London’s Hyde Park.
Opening Hours: Hyde Park Winter Wonderland in London
November 20th to January 3rd (except Christmas Day)
daily 10 am to 10 pm (except Christmas Day)