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Christmas in London is wondrous in Hyde Park, Kew Gardens, St. Paul's
Christmas in London is wondrous in Hyde Park, Kew Gardens, St. Paul's

"London for Christmas?" a friend asked. "But why?" I was stumped momentarily. Other places are more obvious — fairy-tale Vienna or pious Rome with its candlelight Masses or any German city that has a Christmas market. Aside from Father Christmas, who dates to the 15th century, and Charles Dickens, whose redemptive 1843 novella "A Christmas Carol" put some of the spirit back into the season, what exactly does London have to offer that makes it quintessentially Christmas? I took her by the elbow and began our quest to find the heart of the holiday in my hometown.   Hyde Park Since 2007, the sprawling Winter Wonderland fair has taken over...

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