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Activities to Keep you Warm in London this Winter

27 November 2015

The woolly hats are on, and so is the central heating… But as temperatures continue to drop in London, don’t despair - we’ve thought of some fun ways for you to stay warm in the capital this season (apart from riding the tube all day). Make sure you also check out our guide to what’s on in London this December for more ideas!

 

Sunbathe in the spaAjala _Spa _Sun _Therapy _Lounge

The sun may be struggling to break through at the moment, but there’s one place you can count on it all year round. Located within our 5-Star Grange St. Paul’s Hotel, the stunning Ajala Spa, St. Paul’s offers a unique Sun Therapy Lounge, where you can safely sunbathe and take in some much-needed vitamin D! All four central London Ajala Spas also offer hot stone massages, and are equipped with relaxing sauna and steam rooms.

 

Sam _Wanamaker _Playhouse _Shakespeares _GlobeTake a trip to the theatre

From cosy candlelit performances to spectacular cabaret shows, what better way to escape the cold than in the stalls of one of London’s favourite theatres? There’s something for everyone this season, and we’ve even got some exclusive partner offers on top - take a look at our blog on this season’s must-see theatre shows for inspiration.

 

Savour a warm whiskyBlooms _Hotel _Malt _Whisky _Library _Bar

Whether your choice of tipple is a classic single malt or a blended bourbon, why not warm yourself this winter with a tasty visit to the Malt Whisky Library Bar at our Grange Blooms Hotel? Swap the busy shops of Oxford Street for a quiet seat in charming Bloomsbury, where the striking red interior is sure to keep those winter blues at bay! We’ve also got over 15 other hotel bars in prime locations across the capital, click here to find out more.

  

View _from _the _Shard _the _height _of _winterEnjoy the View from the Shard

You know what they say – heat rises! So where better to go than 800ft above the ground in London’s highest viewing platform atop Western Europe’s tallest building? Until 31st Jan 16, experience The Height of Winter at the View from the Shard’s open-air Skydeck - an enchanting crystalline world created by designers Bompas and Parr. There’s even a touch-responsive iridescent grotto!

  

Frolic in a festive marketHyde _Park _Winter _Wonderland _Christmas _Market _London

Yes, they’re outside, but London’s Christmas Markets also provide the perfect setting to get all wrapped up and grab a mulled wine as you peruse the latest stocking fillers! Take a ride on the giant wheel, meet Santa in his grotto, or simply relax in the bierkeller - either way, these Bavarian hut-filled venues are sure to warm your festive heart! We’ve put together a list of our top ten here to get you started…