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At Christmas London is, without a doubt, one of the most magical places in the UK to take the children. No longer are city breaks regarded merely as a ‘parent escape’ - there’s so much to do in and around the capital that it would almost be a crime not to discover the delights with youngsters.
When you’re hoping to attend events and explore attractions across London, choosing a central London hotel is a wise choice. During the festive season high end hotels can cost a small fortune, making family trips slightly unaffordable.
Holborn is a top location, close by to all the amenities of Covent Garden and Leicester Square. Book your Holborn hotel with Travelodge for the lowest price family rooms in the region.
As usual, the West End will be brimming with brilliant productions for families this winter. On-going shows include Shrek The Musical, Matilda The Musical and The Lion King, which are all situated close by to Holborn.
To get you into the festive mood however, book tickets for one of the many pantomimes scheduled throughout December and January in the capital. 2012’s central London panto is Beauty and the Beast at the Shaw Theatre, while Cinderella, Dick Whittington and Jack and The Beanstalk are also on stage in East London.
Away from the world of the West End, London has plenty lined up to keep the little ones – and their parents – entertained this Christmas.
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland wows the crowds, young and old, every year, and 2012 is set to be no different. With the addition of the new Magical Ice Kingdom, this awe-inspiring attraction has everything every family needs to get the Christmas season off to a merry start.
As well as the famous outdoor ice rink, get ready for a day of Christmassy adventures and action. Hyde Park’s transformation in 2012 is set to include fairground rides, eateries, the Christmas markets, Santa Land and more.
This memorable day promises to be bigger and better than ever before, as The Magical Ice Kingdom transforms hundreds of tons of ice and snow into a literal wintry wonderland. Sculptures are said to include unicorn-pulled ice carriages and the throne of the Ice Queen.
Being so close by to Oxford Street, make sure you find the time to pop into Disney’s flagship store. Fans of the Disney Classics and contemporary Pixar animated films will be spoilt for choice when it comes to spending their pocket money. Expect lots of exciting in-store events.
While the joys of flagship Disney wonderment and the Hyde Park Santa Land are bound to impress, in the eyes of a child nothing can beat meeting the big guy himself at Hamleys Toy Shop.
Easily one of the best known and most loved toy retailers in the world, Hamleys really goes to town at Christmas. Officially the largest toy store in the world, children will be blown away by seven floors containing every child’s Christmas wish list.
The festive season starts here. Book your bargain family room and get ready for a magical city break that the whole brood will remember forever.