The end of the year is almost here, so celebrate what has been an unbelievable year in the festive heart of the UK – London. London is preparing for Christmas festivities and so should you. If you’re planning on visiting London this December to celebrate Christmas in style, here are some of the best places to stay in London and take in the season’s greetings.
The Kensington is perfectly positioned in London to enjoy everything that the city has to offer. This year they’re making Christmas extra special for their guests by partnering with the Royal Albert Hall to bring an exclusive carols event. Their Kensington Carols package includes a luxurious stay in The Kensington suite, two tickets to Carols at The Royal Albert Hall, £75 food and beverage credit and à la carte breakfast, starting at £600.
The Connaught has always celebrated Christmas full of splendour with festive décor and cosy Christmas vibes. The hotel promises an enchanting Christmas experience with Christmas carols, gift-filled stockings for guests, a horse-drawn carriage ride around Mayfair with the warmth of hot chocolate in your hands, and finally a traditional festive Christmas lunch. The Christmas offer starts from £2,160 per room for a two-night stay but is exclusively for guests arriving on the 24th of December. So be sure to book as soon as possible to have a magical Christmas this year.
Claridge’s transforms into a glittering winter wonderland right at the start of December and offers festivities that even the Grinch can’t turn down. The Claridge’s Christmas tree is usually the talk of the town, and this year they’re featuring a white, frozen tree adorned with over 10,000 crystal pendants and garlands. The festive menu and serene carols help set the mood of the season. While your children are enjoying arts and crafts, and their hot chocolate, you can relax in the Lalique-panelled Fumoir with a bottle of Champagne. And remember, the bustling shops of Oxford Street and Bond Street are only a short walk away for any last-minute Christmas shopping.
Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard
If you want to celebrate Christmas with a view from the sky, there’s no better place than Shangri-La in London. Take in the sparkly Christmas view of London amidst festive décor inspired by the European ski season, complete with ski lodge reception area and ski gondola display. Enjoy a traditional three-course Christmas day lunch at the TING restaurant while overlooking the city of London from the 35th floor. While the rest of London experiences Christmas one place at a time, you get to be a part of all the Christmas celebrations across London.
The Ritz in December is the perfect hotel for a romantic Christmas experience or a magical family trip. The Ritz London has a lot planned for Christmas 2020 and is keeping the spirit of Christmas alive with festive afternoon tea, Christmas Eve dinner and more. You can enjoy ‘Live at the Ritz’ at the Michelin-starred Ritz restaurant which includes a four-course dinner, with classic live music and a dinner dance. The timeless charm of Christmas is perfectly captured by the festivities of the Ritz, so book now and don’t miss out.
Christmas is the busiest time in the year for hotels, so whether you plan on celebrating the festive season with a bang or relaxing in the comfort of your hotel room, be sure to book now before it’s too late. It may sound like quite an extravagant spend, but break open the piggy bank you haven’t used all year – you deserve this Christmas treat.