If you’ve just completed your relocation to London you’ll be wondering two things: Why did I ever plan on moving to London in winter and what’s on in London to warm up my winter weekends?

Moving to London in winter may actually be more beneficial than you think. The summer months are tourist season in the UK and it may have an impact on the price of your rental as well as the availability of rental apartments in the city. If you use one of the London relocation services companies you’re guaranteed to get the right apartment in the right area at the right price. Heading into winter, but just before the festive tourist rush may turn out to have been your best decision.

This weekend sees the opening of the open air Ice Rink at the Natural History Museum, which always signals the start of winter proper for me. It’s a great day out if you have a family and you can rent your skates when you get there. The cost of skates is included in your ticket price and each skating session lasts for 50 minutes. It is advised that you arrive at least 30 minutes before your session starts to collect your skates. Even if you don’t feel like taking to the ice you can warm-up with a bevy at The Café Bar which overlooks the action.

Winter is a great time to be here. It’s especially magical when the Festive lights go up all over the city and people start winding down and getting in party mode in the run up to Christmas. The weather is always usually quite good in November, considering that it is winter. The darkest days of the season are in January and February so if you’ve just arrived and are getting settled after your relocation to London you’ve got a couple of months and a great holiday season ahead of you.