Winter Holidays in London!

Cristina García


All cities have a different colour when it comes to celebrating Christmas and festivities, but London has a special light to it. Brits love this winter period when the main things occupying them are decorating their homes, having a midday dinner and putting up a Christmas tree. Why don´t you come to the big city for a weekend and discover all this fantasy by yourself?

If you are a student, you can also convince your relatives or friends to visit you.

Coming to London during late December and early January can be a great experience that will make your stay the brightest and most special one. Do you want to know why?

Here some reasons why London is the top destination for Christmas holidays and why you should come:

  1. Accommodation

It is affordable if you know where to search. Even though there are thousands of offers spread out all around London, you should be careful of some of the hotel fees. As everybody wants to visit the City for Christmas, prices tend to go up. However, by searching carefully you will find other types of accommodation that might interest you, like our residence Bethnal Student Living that has a special & more affordable offer for this period. If you´d like to check out our Christmas Offer/Discount, click here. You know it makes sense!

If you live in Bethnal Student Living, remember you have special fees for your guests.

  1. Food

If you stay in our apartments, it is easy to save money as we have a fully kitted kitchen to cook your own food. You have different grocery stores near our apartments like Sainsbury´s, Lidl or Tesco. You can check this out by clicking here.

If you feel lazy about cooking, as you might be during the holidays, you can also order from Just Eat or Deliveroo as there are a lot of options available in our area, Bethnal Green. If you´d rather book a restaurant instead, you can search for thousands of restaurants in Shoreditch or Bethnal Green through Bookatable, where the options are infinite.

  1. Christmas Markets and other activities

Christmas markets make London even more special for this celebration, as there is a huge number to choose from around the City.

It is a must to take in the festive atmosphere at Hyde Park´s Winter Wonderland, followed by the Southbank Centre´s Winter Market where you can pick up amazing Christmas gifts.

You can also feel the Christmas atmosphere in Christmas by the River, where there are stunning views of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London (very close to our location). Alternatively, Christmas in Leicester Square provides more than 25 food and gifts stands. Other important markets are Greenwich Market at Christmas, Kingston Christmas Market or Winterville Christmas Market.

Ice rinks are also very popular in the winter season in London and you have a diverse range of options located in different points of the city: Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf or in The Natural History Museum.

If you have read until here, you have no excuses! We promise it is a great deal and you will not be bored!

Merry Christmas!