Tired of planning your festive menu? Stressed by the prospect of an imperfect tablescape? Tempted by the prospect of leaving it all behind and hiding away for a while? It’s easier than you might think – and you don’t have to travel very far to feel the magic of Christmas again. Room service, fine linens, Christmas cocktails on tap: hunker down in one of London’s best hotels this festive season – whether for the big day or to cut through the stress in the run-up with a micro-break. These festive boltholes are waiting for you with open arms for a Christmas hotel stay in London.
Lovely Hotels For Christmas In London 2023
- Claridge’s, Mayfair
- L’oscar London, Bloomsbury
- The Landmark, Marylebone
- The Langham, Marylebone
- The Berkeley, Knightsbridge
- The Lanesborough, Mayfair
- The Goring, Belgravia
- Beaverbrook Town House, Chelsea
- The Londoner, Leicester Square
- The Twenty Two, Mayfair
- 11 Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea
- One Aldwych, Covent Garden
- The Ritz, Green Park
- Four Seasons Hotel London Park Lane
- Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, Marylebone
What could make a stay at the iconic Claridge’s hotel more magical? Christmas, of course! Throughout November and December, guests can revel in some Mayfair magic. A special three-night stay is perfect for the whole family. Guests will be welcomed with a bottle of Champagne, yuletide treats and their very own Christmas tree. You’ll find Father Christmas pacing the Claridge’s corridors, with carrots and mince pies on mantelpieces and stockings decorating the fireplaces throughout the hotel. Christmas Day morning will bring a visit from Father Christmas along with his trusted elf, a choir singing carols, and a festive feast. Not enough? guests will also be invited to ride in a horse-drawn carriage around Mayfair whilst sipping hot chocolate. Oh, and the Claridge’s Christmas Tree this year is designed by Louis Vuitton.
For something extra special head to L’oscar London, a Leading Hotel of the World which is this year hosting a ‘Winter Magic in the Sky’ experience for guests with suspended cloud formations and twinkling lights, promising a dreamlike skyline and festive ambiance. The hotel is hosting a new Festive Afternoon Tea menu, with sweet treats to reflect the wonders of the cloudscape. Additionally, the hotel will unveil a selection of Christmas cocktails and offer an indulgent five-course Christmas Day menu at L’oscar Restaurant, as well as a lavish five-course New Year’s Eve feast. Overnight guests will feel festive thanks to Christmas decorations in the bedrooms and Christmas carols performed by choirs from local schools in the hotel lobby.
The Landmark London, Marylebone
Is a romantic festive getaway on the cards? Escape into the heart of London’s Marylebone and indulge in a cosy night for two with The Landmark London’s Christmas in the Capital package. Available from November 30, 2023, to January 3, 2024, the package includes an overnight stay in a luxurious guest room, a traditional English breakfast at the Winter Garden restaurant, a bottle of Taittinger Champagne, and welcome amenities from Mauro and Daniel, winners of Bake Off: The Professionals 2023.
The Langham, Marylebone
This Christmas, The Langham is offering guests a festive wonderland in partnership with Liberty London. The hotel is adorned with Liberty decorations and visitors can enjoy exceptional dining experiences overseen by the legendary Michel Roux, including Caribbean-inspired feasts at The Good Front Room, Festive Afternoon Tea in partnership with Liberty, and seasonal masterclasses at Sauce by The Langham cookery school. The hotel also offers a range of festive packages, including dining, spa experiences, in-room Liberty Christmas tree and decorations, and Liberty shopping experiences. Meanwhile, The Wigmore, the hotel’s modern British pub, is serving festive twists on pub classics, and Palm Court is offering an extravagant five-course lunch on Christmas Day. The festive season culminates with New Year’s Eve celebrations, including a party at Artesian and a special dining experience at The Good Front Room. Oh, and you’re just down the road from the iconic London department store itself if you fancy a stroll.
The Berkeley, Knightsbridge
One of the most luxurious London hotels, check into this Knightsbridge institution for the Christmas at The Berkeley package from November 9, as the iconic ‘Snowfall’ installation returns, illuminating Belgravia with over 92,000 light bulbs. Want to spend the big day itself in town? Guests staying from December 24 to 26 can enjoy s candlelit Midnight Mass at St Paul’s, a horse-drawn carriage ride, and a lavish five-course Christmas Day feast at The Collins Room. Yes please.
The Lanesborough, Mayfair
Settle in for some serious spoiling in London’s most exclusive district over the Christmas period with The Lanesborough’s Christmas in Residence package. Everything has been considered, from a Christmas tree in your room or suite, to an on-hand Butler to assist with last minute shopping and wrapping, to a five-course feast on the big day, to personalised Christmas stockings for youngsters and champagne galore.
The Goring, Belgravia
Looking for the ultimate Christmas selfie spot this season? Check into The Goring, which will this festive season be home to a giant walk-in snow globe scented by Jo Loves for an evocative Christmas experience. The Goring’s Three-Night Christmas Experience from 24 – 27 December offers a sparkling staycation with champagne arrival, daily breakfast, and Michelin-starred feasting. The package includes Christmas Eve supper, an indulgent Christmas Day, and Boxing Day lunch.
Beaverbrook Town House, Chelsea
Ideally located on Sloane Street to make the most of London’s luxurious shopping opportunities, Beaverbrook Town House is a chic base to settle into this December. With a stunning festive façade and thoughtful touches throughout the property, guests will be treated to traditional festive amenities (think mulled wine) alongside more unique ideas (i.e. The Fuji Grill’s festive menu of authentic Japanese dishes paired with sake and wine by the in-house sommelier).
BOOK: Discover more at beaverbrooktownhouse.co.uk
The Londoner, Leicester Square
Enjoy a magical, three-day Christmas extravaganza at The Londoner this year, with a meticulous itinerary taking all the weight off your shoulders. Perfect for fans of midnight mass and choir song, there’s services at St Paul’s Cathedral and St Martin-in-the Fields to enjoy, as well as a delicious, five-course French Christmas dinner at Whitcomb’s, a festive lock-in, live music at The Stage, and plenty of scheduled recovery time.
BOOK: Three nights from 24–27 December 2023. thelondoner.com
The Twenty Two, Mayfair
Mayfair’s private members club and hotel on Grosvenor Square is a stylish city property with 31 bedrooms and suites, centrally (and ideally) located between East and West to make the most of all of London’s shopping destinations. Flop into your giant bed after a long day exploring the city festivities, welcomed into the hotel by a huge Christmas tree.
11 Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea
Head to the beautiful Victorian town houses at 11 Cadogan Gardens, a Relais & Châteaux member, in the heart of Chelsea for an unforgettable stay filled with festive cheer and Chelsea opulence. Located on Pavilion Road, visit ahead of the big day to make the most of Christmas in London by exploring a treasure trove of boutiques, artisanal eateries and more near to the Duke of York Square and its annual Christmas market. Inside, 56 guest rooms await, including 25 suites designed to be completely unique.
BOOK: The Christmas package starts at £620 per night based on two adults sharing a room for a two-night stay | 11cadogangardens.com
Covent Garden’s One Aldwych has transformed into an enchanted forest for the festive season; think twinkling lights, wicker reindeers, and an impressive Christmas tree installation which extends all the way to the Lobby Bar’s double-height ceiling. Curated by resident florist Mark Siredzuk, this year’s woodland-inspired decor brings a sense of country life to one of London’s most buzzy, central hotels. Also new for this season is a delicious selection of winter cocktails infused with eco-conscious Sapling Spirits – the Woodland Negroni is a personal favourite. If you can bear to tear yourself away from the bar, One Aldwych’s Covent Garden location makes it the perfect base if you’re looking to explore the iconic West End destination – and take a glimpse at its 60-foot Christmas tree, decorated with over 30,000 lights.
But if staying in and getting cosy has more appeal, the hotel’s intimate Festive Film & Fizz experience is a guaranteed delight, also including a three-course meal in restaurant Indigo, and a glass of Chapel Down. Little ones, however, will love a festive-themed edition of the signature Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea – ‘snozzberry’ jam, anyone? By Daniella Laxton
The Ritz, Green Park
Christmas at The Ritz, a Leading Hotel of the World is set to be an opulent affair, bedecked with festive decorations with dances and dinners in the run up to the big day, and the famous festive afternoon tea. There’s a show-stopping Christmas Eve Dinner, but the four-course Christmas Day dinner is the real winner, hosted in the Michelin star The Ritz Restaurant, with a live singer and five-piece band, and a dancefloor to boot.
BOOK: Discover more and book ahead at theritzlondon.com.
Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane
Back in Mayfair, Four Seasons’ magical Christmas staycation is personalised to suit your Christmas wishes. Enjoy a festive afternoon tea, and head to the Amaranto Restaurant for a delicious Christmas dinner. There are also special festive seasonal treatments at The Spa, including a Heat Experience followed by a full body salt scrub, cocoon clay wrap and full body massage. Delightful.
BOOK: Discover more at fourseasons.com
Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, Marylebone
Luxuriate in Hyatt Regency London’s uber luxe The Churchill Residential Suite this Christmas, boasting a 10-seater dining table ready for festive feasts, a fully-equipped kitchen, a playroom for little ones, and walk-in wardrobes for the day’s many outfit changes. Whether you prefer to snuggle up on the sofa with a cheesy film, sing along by the grand piano, or gaze from the balcony at the twinkling Marylebone lights below, you can expect to savour your memories here.
Featured Image: The Goring in the snow.