Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park


It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Where all the streets of London are carefully decorated with beautiful lights, mulled wine is in abundance and most importantly, food. Masses of fairs and markets open for the public to really get themselves in the Christmas spirit. The most popular being Winter Wonderland.
Surprisingly enough, I'd never actually been before.

Let me explain.

The majority of my friends had already been when they were younger and whenever I would try to convince them to visit with me, I'd always fail. This year, instead of waiting around for them to change their minds, I decided to go with my younger brother instead...

...which also failed.

Because this time, the annual Christmas reunion with my secondary school friends happened to be held their instead. So I put some boots on and headed to Hyde Park with my friend O. (Sorry brother!)
Now, winter wonderland closes at 10pm and we didn't arrive until 9:15. (Mainly my fault because I was falling asleep and convinced O that I needed a coffee unless she wanted me to become a meme like this Windows rollercoaster guy - warning he curses) However, I secretly think it was a blessing in disguise because the park was more or less empty, giving us a more personal experience.
We first turned left to the drinks stand to equip ourselves with mulled wines and hot chocolates.
Mulled wines at the ready we headed to the Angels Market.
 My KISS press on nails from the previous post are still going strong!
Amongst the overwhelming amount of cute toys and trinkets I began uncontrollably laughing.
Is this the new 21st century mermaid? The stall owner gave me the "Is this girl OK? Why is she laughing out loud alone?" look that I'm very familiar with.
Even though our timing made the park quite empty, it also meant there wasn't enough time to play the overpriced fairground games. Maybe I'll go during the day so I can wear a winter appropriate Mariah Carey "Fantasy" outfit and have as much fun and she did in her music video.

^ not entirely sure what happened here. Let's just focus on how cute the bear is.
There were a few things that felt somewhat out of place. Like this for example:
and whatever this is supposed to be:
From a distance one of my friends thought he was looking into a magnifying glass.
M, it's clearly a bird!
And just like that, 10pm struck and it was time to leave.
I hope you all had a wonderful christmas and to those who didn't celebrate, a nice break.
Let's see what 2017 has in store!


  1. That looks like it would be a magical place to visit during the holiday's!

  2. Love it! I visited a couple years ago and can't wait to go back!

  3. This makes me really want to visit London again!!!!!!

  4. I went a few years ago and really enjoyed myself. I was hoping to go this year, but ended up at Birmingham Christmas Market instead.

    All the best for 2017! :)

  5. Such a magical place. London is my favorite city in the world and you're right Hyde Park (and London) is absolutely beautiful this time of the year.

  6. So jealous of those who have visited other places during the festive period. Makes all places look that bit more beautiful! I love markets and festive events that have been on x

  7. Those are amazing pictures - so festive :)

  8. I'd love to have a reunion with my secondary school friends! Haven't been to winter wonderland in years, you've taken some amazing photos so I don't feel like Ive missed out at all! 😁
    - Cydney

  9. wow so many great pics! I love winter wonderland

  10. Oh, so lovely pics! That's a real winter wonderland! I spent this Christmas in Finland which should be the ultimate winterland but there's not even snow, only up in Lapland!