The ultimate guide to London Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland

Every year, millions of people from the UK and beyond flock to London for Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland. If you’ve heard the hype and are wondering if Winter Wonderland is worth a visit, we’re here to fill you in.

Stick around to discover everything you need to know about one of the most talked about festive events of the year!

Where is Winter Wonderland, and what is the easiest way to get there?

Entrance to Winter Wonderland in Hyde ParkNestled inside the grounds of the iconic Hyde Park, Winter Wonderland is located to the west of the capital. To avoid the inevitable traffic of such a bustling attraction, the best way to travel to Hyde Park is via public transport. The nearest London Underground tube stations are Hyde Park Corner (the Piccadilly Line), Marble Arch (the Central Line), and Knightsbridge (the Piccadilly Line).

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Things to do at London Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland


Winter Wonderland rides Hyde ParkIf you’re a thrill seeker, you’re in luck! London Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland has a fantastic lineup of tummy-churning rides fit for every adrenaline junkie – no matter how brave you are. From their wildly unpredictable roller coasters, including The Time Machine and the Ice Mountain, to family favourites and even fun-sized thrills for the little ones, there’s plenty to do!

Food & drink

Cup of hot chocolate at Hyde Park Winter WonderlandWhen you’re ready for a bite to eat, there’s no need to leave the park. Winter Wonderland has drool-worthy food and enticing drinks to suit every palate. Tuck into a myriad of diverse dishes in the Street Food Village, head to The Fire Pit for warming cocktails and live music, or take the entire family to The Sleigh-By. And don’t forget to check out Candy Cane Lane, the sweetest place in London!


Christmas CircusAfter you’ve exhausted the rides and filled your tummies, you must experience the joys of Winter Wonderland’s incredible shows. This year, you can expect Cirque Berserk: Tornado, a high energy display of stunts from some of the most skilled daredevils. And, there’s also Zippos Christmas Circus, a family-friendly extravaganza of acrobatics, comedy, and more.


With around 3 million people visiting London’s Winter Wonderland each year, you’ll need to purchase a ticket in advance to secure your visit! Ticket prices range from £5-£7.50, but if you’d like to save your pennies for the attractions inside, simply book your slot off-peak to enter for free.

Nearby attractions to complete your visit

Christmas Shopping in Oxford Street

Oxford Street at ChristmasOne of the most iconic streets in London, Oxford Street is a shopper’s paradise. Whether finishing your Christmas gift shopping or browsing the sales, consider it the number one place to pick up some of the hottest finds. With huge names such as Flannels, John Lewis, Nespresso, TK Maxx, and Selfridges, there’s something to suit every budget.

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Christmas shows in the West End

The Nutcracker Christmas ballet show LondonLondon’s West End is a hub of entertainment all year round, but over the Christmas period, the stages come to life with festive tales like no other. From returning favourites of the Nutcracker ballet and Elf the Musical to exciting new productions like Wishmas and A Christmas Gaity, there’s a show to please everyone this Xmas.

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Home Alone (1990) at Taste Film

Get ready to fall in love with the classic Christmas movie, Home Alone, all over again, but this time with a delicious twist! Taste Film is cooking up a truly magical dining experience for you and your fellow movie buffs this holiday season. Why not kick your cosy Christmas movie night up a notch? They have partnered with some amazing independent chefs to bring you mouthwatering dishes that sync perfectly with the film, making it an unforgettable dining and movie night for all you film-loving foodies out there.

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