London has so much to offer and, as well as exploring on guided walking tours, you can also explore on your own if you know where to look.
London is an incredible city which is a fabulous host to tourists. Immersed in history, this big city is brimming with culture and art. Add to it some larger-than-life landmarks, and you have got one of the finest cities in the world. Classy and sassy at the same time, there is no other city which can beat the aura of London.
In the UK (or Great Britain), families often celebrate Christmas together.
Most villages, towns and cities are decorated with Christmas lights over Christmas. Often a famous person switches them on. The most famous Christmas lights in the UK are in Oxford Street in London. Every year they get bigger and better. Thousands of people go to watch the big 'switch on' around the beginning of November.
From Christmas markets and Christmas shopping in London, to ice skating rinks, Winter Wonderland and festive events, there are lots of magical things to do at Christmas in London.
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3 Facts About London
- The Trafalgar Square Christmas tree comes all the way from Norway. To show their gratitude to the people of England for their alliance in World War II, the people of Oslo, Norway, present London with the Christmas tree proudly displayed in Trafalgar Square every year.
- The iconic clock tower isn't called Big Ben. One of London's most famous landmarks operates under a false identity - its real name is simply The Clock Tower. Big Ben is the name of the bell within.
- There are around 20 subterranean rivers flowing beneath London's streets.
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