Have you ever spent the holiday season in London? If your answer is no, you have an excelent opportunity now. Spend Christmas in London while attending a programme to improve your English. You'll enjoy the magic spirit of Christmas, under the traditional glittering street lights and surrounded by shows, festivals and in-season bargains. Some of the most popular attractions are:

  • The Christmas tree in Trafalgar square.
  • This tall and glistering tree is a traditional gift the people of Oslo give Londoners every year.Decorated with sparkling white lights, after the Norwegian style, it attracts carol singers and lots of visitors who enjoy these performances.

  • High Streets
  • The Oxford Street Christmas lights are one of the most famous in the world. They are generally turned on in November with a celebrity event.Thousands of vistors enjoy their walk in West End even in flaky snow.

    When the Regent Street Christmas Lights are switched on with thousands of energy-efficient bulbs strung across the street, it marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, and people rush around in search of the perfect gift for family and friends.

  • Pudding Race
  • If you want to get fun with friends and at the same time help a charity, put on a fancy dress, run a relay race, carrying a pudding on a tray, and overcoming obstacles on your way to the finish line.

  • Shopping
  • You'll be fascinated with streets packed with fantastic shops where you can get trendy clothes, from basics, such sweaters and jeans to the latest fashions. To shop under the glittering Christmas lights and get your best deals the day after Christmas is always a great fun. Early birds can get wonderful discounts and buy their favourite products for just a few pounds.

  • Frost Fair
  • The Frost Fair London event takes place in the heart Bankside, between the Tate Modern and the Globe Theatre. A complete line up of festivities bring the area alive with Christmas cheer, including everything from parades to boat races.

  • Crusier on Thames
  • You can enjoy a delicious meal while sailing on the river Thames. Food, entertainment, and Christmas decorations inside and outside the boat are the perfect combination to celebrate Christmas day.

  • Skating
  • If you love winter sports, twirl under stars on any of the skate rinks that keep open during the festivities.

  • Father Christmas' grottos.
  • Discover the many grottos over London where you can visit, take pictures and even share breakfast with Father Christmas in his wonderland.

  • Parades
  • The London Santa Claus Parade features a variety of sparkling floats, lots of bands, group activities, clowns, unicycles and Father Christmas himself!.

With all these options you will certainly have a wonderful time in London while practising your English during the holiday season.


The average sartnd of Christmas lights pulls about 1 amp, which is roughly the same as a 100 watt light bulb. It's hard to say how much it is costing you without knowing exactly how many lights you have and the exact wattage. But, most people wouldn't leave a light on all day . just as you probably wouldn't want to leave your Christmas lights on all day. Hope this helps.


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