Winter Breaks in London

Hi Theatre Goers

Woo… just popped out for a quick breath of fresh air and came back inside with my hands feeling like blocks of ice! Yes, I think winter has definitely arrived and so I can safely say it’s time to write my annual Winter Breaks in London blog.

Winter Breaks in London 2023/2024

Winter Breaks in London London Theatre BreaksOn the outside of London to the West side grow the beautiful oaks trees and gardens at Syon Park in Osterley. Here you will find the fauna and flora illuminated in spectacular fashion in the Enchanted Woodland. Visitors to the magical event are taken on a unique guided walk through a trail that leads around the 18th century lake – where the shapes and textures of the ancient winter trees are reflected in the water – and past intriguing corners of the estate, all of it floodlit to maximum Christmas effect!

Winter Breaks in London London Theatre BreaksNow a firm seasonal fixture in London is Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland bringing lots of family fun to Winter Breaks in London, with its giant Ferris wheel, carousels and ghost rides. Then there’s the Artic Circle and Alpine Adventure to explore as well. And the world famous Zippo’s Circus is in residence too. Visitors can wander around the many shops picking up a Christmas gift or two for their nearest and dearest and even try their hand at ice skating.


Winter Breaks in London London Theatre Breaksimpressive Somerset House set on the banks of the River Thames. Visitors can don their woolly hats, muffs and skates and glide gently across the purpose built rink. You can make the occasion even more special by sampling Fortnum and Mason Champagne & Chocolate Truffles, Wine & Fondue for Two or Champagne & Smoked Salmon Blini which are all served in Fortnum’s Lodge onsite.


On offer for Winter Breaks in London this year we have zany ‘new kid on the block’ Elf

Plus, multi award winning musicals Matilda at the Cambridge theatre, Winter Breaks in London London Theatre BreaksCharlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Disney’s The Lion King at the Lyceum theatre and Wicked at the Apollo Victoria.

All of this makes me believe, in the words of Bing Crosby, “it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” and I absolutely love it!

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