Baby It’s Cold Outside: Where To Go This Winter

Winter is upon us. As it gets colder, we tend to find ourselves hibernating; the great outdoors may be all to much to handle in these harsh temperatures. You find yourself digging out your winter jacket and layering yourself in endless numbers. What could be worth leaving the warmth of the indoors? Here are some great things to do in the notsowarm winter months:

Visit the Southbank Centre Book Market. You’ll find it neatly tucked under Waterloo Bridge, running everyday until 7pm. Displaying hundreds of second hand books covering all types of genres from contemporary to classic, comics and even maps there’s a little of something for everyone. It’s a must for all those nights you plan to spend in tucked away with good reading material. It’s the perfect to source all the great reading material you’ll need to last you this winter season.

Why not stop by Chin Chin? With branches in Camden, Soho and Street Feast (SE16) it seems like a definite must. You may be wondering why I’d suggest an ice cream parlour as a must as we transition into winter. First of all, there’s never a wrong time for ice-cream. Secondly, during the cold season they serve a wonderful hot chocolate that’s warm and topped of with gooey marshmallows. To top it all off, most of what’s made in their Soho kitchen is made with organic ingredients in small batches just for you.

Christmas at Kew Gardens. Open from the 22nd November 2018 to 5th January 2019, it is a beautiful display of the lit-up gardens. This after dark festival includes walks along trails, twinkling with these colourful lights. A new addition this year are the moonlit woods and Laser Garden. Here, lights skip and play across trees and branches. I can’t think of anything more serene than a lighted walk through nature itself. Tickets are £16.50 for adults and £10 for kids, if this is within your budget it’s something you definitely can’t miss.

The Natural History Museum Ice Rink. This is a great way to spend time with friends and family. With adult tickets from only £12.65 and children £8.80, it’s a pretty affordable way to have a good time this winter. So much fun is to be had from skating around with the ones you hold dearest; capturing cute, awkward moments of them falling that’ll definitely end up on social media. These are the types of places where memories can be made so wrap up and get your skates on!

And lastly, somewhere dear to all of us, The Pizza Room. Literally 5 minutes from Queen Mary University, this dainty pizza restaurant is almost obligatory if you haven’t already been. With a great atmosphere and delicious, authentic Italian fire-baked pizza, there’s no better way to fill your stomach. Starting at £7.50, this local joint serves good food that doesn’t cause much of a dent in your pocket and it gets better. On the menu is an array of desserts, salads and beverages that cater to everyone’s needs including vegetarian options. There’s anything left to do but stuff your face at this cozy restaurant.

That’s it, my little list of cozy things to do this winter. There’s something for everyone so if you find yourself twiddling your thumbs this season with nothing to do, you know where to go. I hope you have a wonderful time and make memories this winter… if you do decide venture out.

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