Nowhere is quite as magical this festive season as a visit to London. There is genuinely something Christmassy and inviting around every corner, from Christmas light arrangements in the streets, specialty shops selling all sorts of seasonal goodies, markets with vendors selling mulled wine and Christmas puddings, ice-skating in the city, and so much more. Every London neighborhood becomes a glittering and festive winter wonderland with many activities and sights to enjoy.
When planning a stay in the city, this holiday cheer extends to many London hotels, which often have their own Christmas-themed events, decorations and specials during the festive season. So there will never be a dull moment when you stay at any of our picks below. Each space goes above and beyond to make your stay memorable and exciting, ensuring Christmas 2022 is the best yet.
Native London is a luxurious collection of apart-hotels with venues throughout London, including Bankside, Hyde Park and Mayfair properties. The serviced apartments with all the amenities of a hotel – including fabulous room service – elevate an apartment stay. Each apartment also provides a fully equipped kitchen, a relaxing living space, and a comfortable bedroom, a particularly appealing home away from home. Each Native venue has a selection of Christmas events for those who wish to stay in. But for those who want to go out, all of London’s festive delights are close by. So whether you are travelling as a solo, couple or family on your Christmas holidays or plan to visit family and friends in London but want your own space, Native is perfect for you.
Renowned as one of London’s best luxury hotels, this historic property is brimming full of high-end amenities, unparalleled Hyde park views, and festive Christmas spirit. Expect everything glamorous and luxurious at The Dorchester for Christmastime, including ornate and exciting decorations that infuse tradition throughout. Of course, dressing up when you’re enjoying or dining in the hotel is a must, and ordering from the seasonal menus on offer at The Grill, and Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, are Christmas treats not to miss. Other highlights of a Dorchester stay are an indulgent afternoon tea or a festive master class to discover making mulled wine and Christmas pudding. Additionally, as The Dorchester is only moments away from Hyde Park, you can escape into the cool air to enjoy the Winter Wonderland festivities.
The central location and prestigious address of the Mayfair Townhouse make for a stylish holiday stay while being a bit more budget-friendly. Located across from Green Park, in southern Mayfair, The Mayfair Townhouse is an ideal base for getting out and exploring everything London has on during the Christmas Holidays. Each room has modern amenities, and the lovely breakfast service is a welcome morning addition. During the holiday season, the townhouse is cosy and creates a festive atmosphere while making Christmas shopping nearby easy and accessible. Visit Mayfair’s sister property, 11 Cadogan Gardens, for a delightful afternoon tea service, perfect for your festive celebrations.