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5 Amazing Things You May Have Missed In London Last Week: November 15 – 21

Julie Freeman Julie Freeman - Staff Writer

Christmas lights sparkle above the crowd at Winter Wonderland

It’s been a while since we’ve had actual things to look forward to in London. Now, the city is alive and buzzing with new restaurants, rooftop bars, pop-up events, and much more. Here is some of the latest London news you may have missed last week:

1. 17 twinkling London Christmas light displays to see in winter 2021

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The dazzling Christmas lights of London have started to switch on, brightening up those dark, cold winter nights. Even though Saint Nick is still a little way from donning his finest furs, Christmas is coming, and London is just itching to put on a show! A sparkling array of Christmas lights are beginning to burst into colour all over town, and here are some you absolutely can’t miss.

2. Covent Garden will be dusted with flurries of snow each day throughout Christmas 2021

Covent Garden snow

In a bid to make the holidays even more magical, Covent Garden is currently dusted with a sprinkling of snow each day until Christmas! You’ll find it covering the area by the famous Christmas tree every hour — it’s the only way of guaranteeing snow this winter, and is also entirely sustainable. Read more here.

3. Winter Wonderland has returned to Hyde Park for six weeks of festive fun

Christmas lights sparkle above the crowd at Winter Wonderland

London’s most magical festive event is finally back! Hyde Park has once again been transformed into a giant Christmas village, inviting visitors to glide around the UK’s largest outdoor ice rink, browse for gifts at the market stalls, take in the glistening view from the giant wheel, and fill up on festive food and hot drinks. After a sad year without Winter Wonderland, it’s a Christmas miracle to welcome it back in 2021! Find all the info you need here.

4. 12 magical Christmas markets in London to visit this year

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Mulled wine! Mince pies! Fairground rides! And if you’re lucky, a chance to meet the big boss himself… 🎅 These London Christmas markets are all worth a visit, if you ask us. Plus, since they were largely non-existent in the shaky Christmas, marred by a lockdown, that was 2020, it’s all the more reason to celebrate twice as much this year. Find them all here.

5. A light display inspired by ‘Love Actually’ is coming to London this week

The latest of the long list of areas being lit up with Christmas lights is Connaught Village, which this year is inspired by the beloved Love Actually. Yes, you read that right. Although we can’t promise appearances from Hugh Grant, Keira Knightly and the gang, the central London street is receiving a fanciful glow up on Thursday, inspired by the Christmas favourite. Find more info here.

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