Boxing Day Events & Things to Do Around London 2021
It’s been a while since we published our article about Boxing Day, back in 2018 and now Boxing Day 2021 is just around the corner and we all are excited about it. Christmas is also fast approaching, and as time flies, the same fun and joyous days are coming back along with our excitement. Even though a new variant of COVID-19 is affecting everyone, but let’s not think too much about it right now and focus only on enjoying the upcoming events of 2021 keeping all the SOPs and policies in mind. So, are you ready for this year’s joyride? Read this article and find out amazing events to attend and things to do in London on the auspicious occasion of Boxing Day.
Boxing Day is on the next day of Christmas. A Londoner had not recovered from the celebrations of Christmas, and the next day is just like the official after-party for him or her. This megacity is extra lit on the days leading to Christmas, and all the way to New Year’s Eve, and there are many days celebrated on Boxing Day as well. Many people from all over the world fly to London to be a part of all the celebrations of these 2 major events. So if you were unable to join these festivities last year, make sure you don’t miss it this time.
But before moving further into the details of this year’s Boxing Day events, I will like to share an unbeatable tip with my esteemed readers. Travelling on the occasion of Christmas and New Year’s Eve is always going to cost you extra schillings not only the on-air ticket but also on hotel accommodations, food, and every little thing. However, when there is a will, there is always going to be away. Always book cheap flights to London or any other city from Dream World Travel. We are the best in the travel business and highly recommendable when talking about travelling in the United Kingdom. You can also expect some discounts on accommodation, flight deals, and availing of other amazing things in the holiday season. So be wise, and plan your trip accordingly.
A little look into the history of Boxing Day
Some of you are new to my blog, and not everyone will go down and look into the older ones randomly. This is why I am going to discuss a little history of Boxing Day again in this year’s article. You will be surprised to know that not all Christian countries in the world celebrate Boxing Day events. Only a few countries in different parts of the world do so due to their historical association with the British Empire.
It is a special tradition of celebrating this day after Christmas in all the overseas territories of the Kingdom of Great Britain. Today, some countries such as the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago celebrates this day with utmost joy. This day is also known as the Shopping holiday, which is just like the unofficial national day of shopping such as Black Friday held in the United States of America, and other parts of the world.
In some countries, Boxing Day is also known as the Second Christmas Day, due to all the energy carried from the previous holy day. People spend time with their loved ones in the parks, gardens, visit museums, attend events, drink together, kids unbox their gifts, hold prayers to thank Lord, go for vacations, and etcetera.
So without further ado, let’s start revealing this year’s Boxing Day events and things to do in London.
Things to Do Around London on Boxing Day 2021
Doing unlimited shopping
Shopping is the ultimate thing to do on Boxing Day. There is an infinite number of sales and discount offers on this amazing day at different brand outlets, stores, shops, and online e-commerce platforms than you can imagine. The discount offers are out of the roof, and you can always avail of them to your benefit. People wait all year long just to get a discount on their desired item or product, and when it’s Boxing Day, they head to the stores to find that item and purchase it at the lowest price. So if you have anything on your mind, you don’t have to wait long now as Boxing Day is just around the corner.
Taking a walk in Richmond Park
Richmond Park is London’s biggest park. It has some amazing trails with easy difficulty levels, and you can walk on them to maximize your fun on this day. There is also a 2 hour guided trip that can help you find peace and solace away from the hustle and bustle of this megacity. Nature beauty is also ample in the park premises, so you are in for a great time. Take your camera with you when visiting this place and take a lot of pictures of yourself, your location, your family, friends, or whoever is visiting with you.
Visiting Kew Gardens
If you have visited Kew Gardens before, you must do it again on this year’s Boxing Day again. Apart from doing all the shopping, you really need to find some relief and rest, and Kew Gardens is one of the best places to find it. There are different trails in the park where you can take a walk as well as some beautiful fountains to watch. The eve of Boxing Day is also quite beautiful with Christmas lights all over along with the snow that gives an enchanting taste to this place.
Ice Skating at Somerset House
Ice Skating is an amazing activity to treat yourself. However, if you want to make the most of it, do it on Boxing Day. You can also enjoy a great lunch or dinner at this ice rink by feasting on a turkey. The courtyard is classic 18th century. Enjoy your skating with dinner or lunch and make the most of your time here with family or friends.
Southbank Centre Wintertime Market
Southbank Centre Market is a wintertime market perfect for shopping for your desired items at the most reasonable rates. The discount on different products there is legit, and you can find your item at a discounted rate. Complete the traditions of Boxing Day by shopping at this market, and find healthy rebates on different products.
Enjoying rides at the Hyde Park
Hyde Park is one of the best places in London to find the most exciting rides. Visiting this place may get you all the rides at discounted rates. You can also treat yourself to games, food, and all other sorts of entertainment. It is a perfect place to visit with your family or friends on Boxing Day.
City lights of London
London is a colourful city with a multicultural setting. Its diverse nature is what splits it from any other city in Europe, and even in the world. Christmas time is always going to be cheerful, and Boxing Day follows up perfectly. It is highly recommended by all experts to leave your sofas and walk around the city centre and other major buildings to see the lights and experience a rare side of this city.
Madame Tussauds is a must-visit place in London. Going there on Boxing Day is something you will remember as it will be like meeting all your favorite people on this blessed day. You can take pictures standing next to people you admire and follow, and yes sometimes even in the funniest ways.