In the run up to Christmas, I always find myself wishing I could visit a European city like Vienna or Brussels, and explore the traditional Christmas markets which always look so beautiful and festive. Since I can’t afford to do that this year, I’m settling for another British Christmas – but as there are always so many awesome things going on in the capital, London’s not such a bad place to spend the holiday season.
Yesterday, I went to the incredible Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park – a German-themed Christmas market, winter-themed funfair and general Christmas-explosion which takes over a huge corner of Hyde Park every winter. It’s free to enter, but incredibly busy, so if you decide to visit do make sure you get there early! I had a fantastic time trying out the rides, browsing the market and – most importantly – gorging myself on delicious, wintry European food including an enormous Bratwurst hot dog and a hot, sugary waffle smothered in chocolate, whipped cream, marshmallows and sprinkles (my idea of heaven).
Winter Wonderland is definitely the king of Christmas markets in London, with an ice skating rink, circus and an ice sculpture gallery alongside the mayhem of rides, arcade games, bars and food stalls. If you’re in the capital this December, you shouldn’t miss it (just make sure to have a lot of cash with you).
I took tons of photos, so here’s a gallery of my favourite shots; most of which were taken with my new Olloclip Fish Eye lens attachment for my iPhone.
PS – If you like the fish-eye effect, check out my review of the Olloclip lens to see what else it offers.