Exactly one week prior to the big day, I headed off to London to visit Winter Wonderland. I’ve always been aware of all of the hype surrounding Winter Wonderland, but have never found the time to visit during previous Christmas periods. I always love visiting the big city and had a wonderful day, but want to share the highs, lows, and which aspects are worth spending your heard earned money on at this event during the most expensive month of the year.
You Need to go to…
Bar Ice is a total novelty event. The clue is in the name and Bar Ice is quite literally a whole bar, walls, glasses and all, made of ice. Its a very cool (no pun intended) experience and its so fun to just do something completely out of the ordinary. Pre-booking any event also means that you get fast track access into Winter Wonderland itself, so a shorter queue is an added bonus!
Thor’s Tipi Bar is the perfect way to warm your fingers after wandering around a frosty Winter Wonderland. A warm and cosy bar with a host of different festive drink options and a couple of atmospheric fire pits. Thor’s was one of the highlights of my Winter Wonderland experience.
Don’t Bother With…
Observation Wheel. We paid £45 for a private pod but really needn’t have as they seemed to only be allocating four people to a pod anyway. The queue was roughly a ten minute wait, the pod was rocking and the doors didn’t close properly. It wasn’t the most enjoyable experience and it was absolutely freezing! It wasn’t terrible but definitely not worth the wait or the money.
There is a Bratwurst stall around every corner. I was so excited about trying these but my expectations were too high. They’re literally a chewy version of the American style hot dogs that come in a can! I tried a little of Jamie’s and was glad I didn’t get my own because it was so underwhelming.
In summary I had a wonderfully festive day which began at Covent Garden and ended at Selfridges. I hope that everyone else is enjoying their run up to Christmas! If you’ve been to Winter Wonderland what are your favourite attractions?