As autumn blankets the city with its vibrant colours and crisp air, London transforms into a playground of outdoor activities, inviting both Londoners and visitors to savour the season. This November, why not embrace the brisk weather and explore the capital’s beauty in unique and exciting ways? From dazzling fireworks to enchanting light trails and majestic parks, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Unmissable Things to Enjoy in London in November 2023
Here are some of the most captivating outdoor activities to indulge in this November in London.
Explore Kew Gardens at Night: Christmas at Kew (15 Nov 2023 – 7 Jan 2024)
Kew Gardens, renowned for its natural beauty, transforms into a winter wonderland during Christmas at Kew. Follow the magical light trail through this 300-acre botanic garden, adorned with glistening lights, kaleidoscopic projections, and shimmering tunnels of light. Don’t forget to indulge in the warming winter snacks that make this an unforgettable experience.
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland (17 November 2023 – 1 January 2024)
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is London’s enchanting winter destination. With ice skating, thrilling rides, delectable food, and a host of entertainment options, it’s the perfect place to immerse yourself in the festive spirit. The Magical Ice Kingdom and the Christmas markets are also worth exploring.
Cross London’s Iconic Bridges
Embark on a picturesque journey through London by crossing its iconic bridges. From the grandeur of Tower Bridge to the modernity of the Millennium Bridge, these crossings offer stunning vistas of London’s skyline and the gently flowing river. Watch boats pass beneath you and soak in the city’s beauty.
See Deers at Richmond Park
For a family-friendly outdoor adventure, head to Richmond Park. Home to over 630 red and fallow deer that have roamed freely since 1637, the park offers a unique opportunity to witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. The presence of deer herds has significantly shaped the park’s history and landscape.
Climb the Hill in Greenwich Park
Greenwich Park is not only steeped in history but also offers breathtaking views of London. As you climb the hill, you’ll be rewarded with sweeping panoramas of the city. Don’t forget to explore the Royal Museums Greenwich’s attractions, including the Royal Observatory.
Take a River Tour Along the Thames
Experience London from a new perspective by taking a river tour along the Thames. Whether you opt for a dinner cruise or a kayak tour, you’ll enjoy captivating views of the city’s landmarks from the water. It’s a unique way to appreciate London’s beauty.
Skate at Somerset House
No London Christmas is complete without a visit to Somerset House’s iconic ice rink. Skate around the grand neoclassical courtyard, with a towering Christmas tree at its centre. This year, the rink takes on a Swiss wintery theme, and you can also enjoy the all-new skate lounge from Whispering Angel. Don’t miss the legendary Skate Lates featuring DJ sets for an unforgettable night on the ice.
This November, London offers a diverse array of outdoor activities that cater to various interests and ages. Whether you’re drawn to the grandeur of fireworks displays, the enchantment of light trails, or the serenity of parks and rivers, there’s an adventure waiting for you in this vibrant city. Embrace the season and create lasting memories as you explore the best of what London has to offer. Happy journeys!
And that’s just some of the exciting stuff happening throughout November 2023 in London.
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