29.12.12

Winter Wonderland 2012

What is it? If you're not familiar, it's London's dinky version of Disneyland that it puts up every year in Hyde Park in central London, somewhere around Christmas time continuing up to 6th January until holiday period comes to an end. If you are Londoner, you might know it can get a tad bit boring even whilst staying in the capital, if you're trying to continuously entertain yourself like I do. Amidst all the clubbing scene, sheesha bars and cafeteria's, this uber cute extravaganza stands out tremendously with crowds flocking to it like crazy, especially during weekends. Although, now would be the best time to pay it a visit as after Christmas as it tends to be a bit more peaceful :)

What's there to see? Well what's not there to see. Miniature versions of rides from theme parks, the amusing mirror house, a child friendly circus, an ice kingdom flaunting fascinating ice sculptures, a giant wheel that always freaks me out, delicious food in stalls and my absolute favourite, the ice rink!

Courtesy of BGO, I visited it a while ago and there was nothing not to love. The ice rink is HUGE. Larger than the one at Queensway and Stratford Westfield for sure! Keep in mind however that is is open and does not have a roof (although it does have some very gorgeous fairy lights!) so make sure to take your rain gear with you.






 




The Alpen Hotel, which has all sorts of funny mirror illusions inside it, moving bridges, spinning rooms, pebbles in water that you have to jump over and all that sort of fairy tale, mini adventure like simulation is totally worth a visit as well.

All in all, just choose a good dry day to enjoy an outing here during the holiday period.

4 comments:

Hell Notes for Beauty™ said...

Really nice and looked like fun and at least some light to the boring winter. Happy New Year!

Samm said...

This looks lovely, I'm sat with mum nagging her to go with me next week haha :) xx

Emma said...

Naw I wish we had something like this where I live! I've seen a few vlogs there too and it looks so amazing :)

Get Gawjus! said...

@Hell Notes For Beauty - Agreed! Otherwise the winter is so depressing.

@Samm - Yes you should go! Nagging is the way to go :)

@Emma - Aww it is indeed beautiful!