London is one of the most visited cities in the world and for good reason.
(TRAVPR.COM) LONDON,UK - October 3rd, 2012 - London is blessed with a rich history, alive with a vibrant culture, and dotted with several iconic landmarks and other attractions. With so much to offer, the city plays hosts to millions of people who visit the city throughout the year.
While London City Sightseeing is an amazing experience at any time of the year, the Christmas season has a magical effect on the city that seems to transform London into another place entirely. We invite you to take a Christmas Tour in London and see the city (literally) in a new light.
Come November, the lights are switched on in London's West End, bathing the shops on Oxford Street and Regent Street in a magical glow that any visitor to London simply has to see. Imagine getting your Christmas shopping done, all the while basking in the glow of the Christmas lights of the West End.
November brings more than just lights in London; it also brings the cold. This allows outdoor skating rinks to start popping up all over the city. Many of these rinks stay open until late in the evening, so you can skate to your heart's content; or at least until you start yearning for a hot beverage. If you'd rather not lace up your skates, many of the rinks also host various events throughout the Christmas season that you can enjoy.
Later on in the season, Tours from London lets you visit Trafalgar Square to see Norway's traditional Christmas present for the Kingdom, which the Norwegians send one to Trafalgar Square every year as thanks for our assistance during the Second World War. What is this present? A Christmas Tree. Usually over 20 meters high and 50-60 years old, the tree (especially once it's lit) definitely adds to the holiday cheer in the city.
With a 20 meter high Christmas Tree, Trafalgar Square also becomes a mecca for Christmas Carolers from all over the country. For a couple of weeks in December, the air in London is filled, not only with lights and the smell of winter, but also the melodic voices of joyous carolers.
The carolers aren't the only performers that show up during the Christmas season. Every year for over half a century now, the English National Ballet takes audiences back to a frost-covered, gas lit, Edwardian world where Clara, her Nutcracker doll, and the magician Drosselmeyer embark on numerous adventures, including battling with the Mouse King, riding a hot air balloon across the London skyline, and traveling to the Land of Snow; with their adventures set against the eternally popular Tchaikovsky score featuring the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers.
These are just a few of the highlights of a Christmas in London. Numerous other attractions await visitors to London during the holiday season. Why don't you come too and join the London City Sightseeing?
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