1. The department stores are well worth a visit in Winter (well, any time really but in Winter they come into their own because of the Christmas sparkle). Harrods, Selfridges and Liberty are the three biggies in London - I love just walking around them and looking at all of the beautiful products. Make sure to visit their Christmas floors too!
2. Watch a TV show being recorded - best of all, this is free! Register to SRO Audiences and Applause Store and see which shows tickle your fancy. You basically request tickets for various dates and if you're lucky you'll be sent an email with the free tickets. My favourite to go and see is the Graham Norton Show (he's such a natural presenter/interview so it's amazing to watch) and Jonathan Ross Show is meant to be great too.
3. Watch a film at the Pillow Cinema. This sounds amazing- you sit on huge beanbags and get give blankets to snuggle with. I need to give it a go soon- although fear I may fall asleep! Book tickets here.
4. Go for food in Duck & Waffle. There are so many great places to eat in London but Duck & Waffle is a special one. Set on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower, the views are amazing and the food is brilliant. I recommend the brunch!
5. Pay the chocolate shop, Choccywoccydoodah a visit- if you haven't heard of them and their amazing creations before have a quick google as they are such a talented bunch- they even have a TV show too (my Auntie works there so I am little biased!). Their shop always looks incredible and they always go all out with their displays over Christmas. Great for Christmas presents too!
6. Hyde Park Winter Wonderland - this is the biggest festive festival in London and it is filled with stalls, good food, rides, lots of mulled wine, a circus show and even an ice rink. It can get packed so I'd recommend visiting on a week night rather than a weekend!
7. Have a wonderful wintery walk in one of the big parks- I love Regents Park or Green Park but there are so many too choose from. Get wrapped up warm, grab a hot chocolate and enjoy experiencing a park in the colder months.
8. Try one of the new flavours of hot chocolates that hit the coffee shops in Winter. My favourite is the Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate and Costa are doing a Caramel Fudge Hot Chocolate this year which sounds incredible!
9. Visit Borough Market and marvel at the seasonal food that they bring in. You can stock up on Christmas presents with their huge offering of festive jams and chutneys. The full market is open all day Wednesday-Saturday.
10. Go to the Geffrye Museum which is a Museum of the Home - you basically walk through eleven period rooms from 1630 to today. From the 24th November - 3rd January they decorate every room as how it looked at Christmas time so is really interesting to see!