Blow for London cabbies as Winter Wonderland announces it won't be opening this year

With lockdown slowly easing and schools returning, the capital’s cab drivers, like many across the UK, are hoping work levels will being to increase.

And with the lead up to Christmas in the not so distant future, the taxi trade prepares to enter what would usually be its busiest period of the year.

But with the news just breaking that this year's Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park is now officially cancelled, that’s one busy event cabbies can cross off their list. The event normally serves as a go-to spot for taxi drivers, with many people travelling to attend the fun filled annual festive park.

Using their official Facebook account to announce the news, a spokesperson for Winter Wonderland said: “It is with a heavy heart we share that Hyde Park Winter Wonderland will not be taking place this year.

“Hyde Park Winter Wonderland has always been about bringing friends and family together in a fun, safe and interactive environment to celebrate the festive season. Our team has worked tirelessly, exploring every possible option in the hopes of being able to move forward with the event in a responsible manner and provide London with some much-needed festive cheer.

“However, in light of ongoing health concerns, travel restrictions and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, and considering the size and scale of this event, we just couldn’t find a way to do that without compromising the magical attractions, shows, rides, bars and experiences that make Hyde Park Winter Wonderland so special.

“We know how disappointing this news will be for the millions of people we usually welcome each season. And we can assure you we share your disappointment, having put a lot of work, sweat and even some tears into trying to make this year’s event possible.

“Thank you so much for your ongoing support and please stay safe. We cannot wait to bring friends and family back together to celebrate the festive season at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland in 2021.”

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