Blogmas Day 13!
Yesterday I met up with Daniel in London and we visited Winter Wonderland. We nearly didn’t get to go as I struggled to actually leave Horsford due to the ice. Fortunately, I was able to get on a later train to London at no extra price (thanks, Greater Anglia). Three hours later than planned, I met Daniel at Marble Arch so we could walk to Winter Wonderland together.
We actually went to Winter Wonderland two years ago so it wasn’t too bad that we didn’t get to spend as much time there. We started off by getting churros because they taste so good and we had been looking forward to them for weeks. Honestly, £6 for chocolate covered churros is a price that I will pay any day. I will admit, they can be a bit messy to eat in public but worth it. Because we went on a Tuesday afternoon, it was pretty quiet around which actually made it a bit nicer.
If you have never been to Winter Wonderland, there is so much to do. There are rides, food stalls, games, bars and so much more. Make sure you wrap up warm because Hyde Park can get pretty chilly at this time of year. We spent lots of time looking at the huge prizes that people had won from shooting down cans and looking at the beautiful decorations that you can buy from various stalls.
There is a bar where you and your family/friends can go into a soundproof pod and sing karaoke at loud as you like – how cool. I think this is a brilliant idea, especially for those who are a bit shy and don’t like to sing in front of others. It can be an expensive day out if you do everything like ice skating, the circus, rides etc but it is a lot of fun and something that you only do once a year.
After walking around for a few hours, we decided to venture to Oxford Street and I’m so glad we did as it’s so beautiful at this time of year. There are pretty lights everywhere and so many beautiful windows. My favourite it the front of Selfridges, making it even more inviting. I love going into Selfridges, especially at Christmas time as it seems so special and lovely.
After attempting to not spend too much money, we got the tube to Leicester Square to have tea at Bubba Gumps. If you haven’t seen Forrest Gump, you may not understand this restaurant but if you have seen it, you need to visit. It is a little pricey here but the food is such good quality and the portion sizes are huge.
It was nice to see Daniel again after being apart for a month and unfortunately, we had to go our separate ways at the end of the day. It was such a nice day but I was glad to get home to my bed at the end of it. I highly recommend Winter Wonderland as it is so festive and lovely, you’ll really get into the Christmas spirit. This event is family friendly too, meaning you can go with friends or with family and still have a great time.
Have you been to Winter Wonderland?