Published: 23/12/2015If you are spending Christmas and New Year away from your family do not worry there are plenty of exciting events happening around London, many that won't damage the budget. It may be cold but get outside and enjoy what this wonderful time of year has to offer.
The world famous Portobello Markets are ideal for Christmas shopping. The market has a range of antiques and rare vintage clothing, where you can pick up a unique present at a bargain price. Open daily, with Satuday being the main market day with the antique, fruit and veg and flea market open.
Chelsea Physic Garden has free entry for all until 14th December. The Book & Gift Shop will be selling specially themed Christmas cards and a multitude of gifts. The Café will be serving a special Christmas menu including hot breakfasts, lunches, mince pies and mulled wine.
Take a stroll through the Kensington Palace Gardens and you will reach the extravagent Hyde Park Winter Wonderland. It is free to enter and is open now unil 6th January. The park includes a giant wheel, ice rink, rides, Bavarian Village with traditional German beer, sausages, sweet goodies and bespoke gifts. (There are discount tickets on attractions for students with an NUS card too!)
Finally roll in the New Year, by watching the famous fireworks light up the London sky. The best place to watch them is anywhere with a view of the London eye. Viewing is free, but plan to get there early!
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