London: Christmas is calling

London goes all out at the holiday season – the city sparkles with millions of lights, kids will enjoy endless Christmas sweets, go ice skating in sites around London, in Hyde Park, Winter Wonderland carnival has rides for toddlers to teens, live music and shows. Here’s our favorite fun things to see and do in London during the Christmas season, plus travel tips.

Winter Wonderland carnival in Hyde Park has rides for toddlers to teens, shows and a large Christmas market.

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Myths and Legends: Real places to visit

See if you can spot ghosts of two young princes, playing in the Tower of London. Visit Tokyo Senso-ji temple, established with miraculous appearance of Kannon and a golden dragon. Windswept headland in Cornwall England is site of Tintagel Castle, birthplace of King Arthur. In Greece, explore ruins of ancient Mycenae, founded by legendary hero Perseus who killed snake-haired Medusa. And wander through the Jewish quarter in Prague where Rabbi Loew breathed life into a clay giant.

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Queen Elizabeth I in London

London during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I was a great city, one of largest capitals in Europe. It was the home of the monarch of England, palaces and pageantry, plagues and poverty, center of trade and new world explorations. The city is much changed since the Age of Elizabeth, but in London today, visit sites that recall the life and times this extraordinary queen.

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