Have you ever wanted to say Bah! Humbug to a traditional Christmas, but still want to see friends and family over the festive season? We have discovered some great alternative events in London that are sure to tickle your fancy.
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Walking With Dinosaurs
The O2 Arena will be hosting the return of the family event, Walking With Dinosaurs. From 26th December and through to 6th January audiences can watch walking life-size dinosaurs. This is the perfect event to take the family to if your kids loved watching the BBC series and are fascinated with these monstrous vertebrates. Using state of the art animatronics you will feel as if these creatures have returned from extinction and are on the hunt for their next meal. Ticket prices start from £29.
For more information on Walking with Dinosaurs check out the O2 website.
Harry Potter Christmas Tour with Muggle Tours
Always wanted to discover the film locations that created a backdrop for one of the greatest family adventures? Muggle tour guides will take you on a trip across London, showing you the attractions that inspired J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books. The event runs on the weekends leading up to Christmas with the final date being 26th December. Yes, that’s right you can even take a guided tour on Christmas Day!
Find out more information by going to the Muggle Tours website.
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!
Why spend Christmas cooped up indoors when you can discover a two-headed calf, a blue-faced man from China and over 700 other weird exhibits? Piccadilly Circus will be over-run by all things extraordinary and out of this world. Leading up to the main event you can see a vegetable orchestra, Phat Santa DJ, a giant snow globe, mini Santa, live reindeer and even a cow drawn open sleigh. Now if you wanted a Christmas with a twist, Ripley has got that covered.
Have a look at the Ripley London website and discover what else there is to discover.
Other Alternative Christmas Events in London
- Slava’s Snowshow
- Duckie’s Copyright ©hristmas
- 1660 – The London of Samuel Pepys
- Windmill on the Common
- Boxing Day Bash
So there you have it, London is open 365 days a year, including Christmas Day. So why not ban Christmas this year like Oliver Cromwell and discover an alternative way of making the most of the day?
A Guide to Alternative Christmas Events in London is a sponsored post written by Refresh Accommodation. If you fancy taking a trip to London over the festive season to enjoy an alternative Christmas, why not have a look at the range of service apartments Refresh Accommodation have to offer?
I just love those specific London neighborhoods. So much nicer to shop than Oxford Street!