the goring hotel in the snow

London Micro-Break: The Best Hotels For Christmas In The City

Travel /


Have a micro (or a mini) break this festive season – it will do you the world of good

This post may contain affiliate links. Learn more

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 hotels are waiting for you with open arms this Christmas in London.

Read the C&TH Responsible Tourism Guide

The Best Hotels For Christmas In London 2022

  • The Lanesborough, Mayfair
  • Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, Knightsbridge
  • The Goring, Belgravia
  • Beaverbrook Town House, Chelsea
  • The Londoner, Leicester Square
  • The Mayfair Townhouse, Green Park
  • The Twenty Two, Mayfair
  • 11 Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea
  • The Ritz, Green Park
  • Four Seasons Hotel London Park Lane
  • Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, Marylebone
the dining room at The Lanesborough

The Lanesborough

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.

BOOK: Rooms from £955 per night B&B. The Christmas in Residence Package is valid for stays of three nights arriving on 24th December 2022, from £1,550 per room per night. oetkercollection.com

Mandarin Oriental London

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

Stay in London’s chicest area this Christmas with Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park’s ‘Christmas on the Park’ package, available over the Christmas period for three night stays between 23 and 27 December (or the whole period if you fancy it). The package includes a three course Christmas day lunch and two-Michelin starred Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, carol singing on Christmas eve, hot chocolate and marshmallows after Midnight Mass at St Paul’s Church Knightsbridge, personalised stockings for the family, and even a visit from Santa himself. 

Or, between 21 November–22 December, try the ‘Wintery Wonderland’ package, which includes entry to the famous Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, as well as a Concierge Shopping Guide with access to a whole host of benefits in the luxurious Knightsbridge boutiques for any festive shopping you need to tick off the list.

BOOK: ‘Christmas on the Park’ starting at £4,840 for three nights per room, and ‘Wintery Wonderland’ from £1,230 per night for one room. mandarinoriental.com

the goring hotel in the snow

(c) The Goring

The Goring, Belgravia

Fancy a crisp walk through the Royal Parks on Christmas day? Book The Goring’s Christmas package to make the most of beautiful Belgravia’s hug private garden and proximity to the Royal Parks, theatres, Christmas markets and world-class shops – or stay inside and make the most of the roaring fire, delicious cocktails, and bountiful food with all the trimmings. You’ll also get to see The Goring’s beautiful tiara-themed Christmas tree, created in collaboration with Garrard.

BOOK: Rooms from £656 per night. The Christmas package is valid for stays of three nights arriving on 24th December 2022, from £1,270 per room per night. thegoring.com

a tall decorated christmas tree in a living room at Beaverbrook Town house

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 Hotel

The Londoner’s Corner Suite (c) Andrew Beasley

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 2022. thelondoner.com

The front of The Mayfair Townhouse

The Mayfair Townhouse

The Mayfair Townhouse, Green Park

This neighbourhood hotel – with its 172 rooms and suites, stunning décor and striking artwork – is located in Green Park, ideally located to explore London’s upmarket shopping, most acclaimed restaurants, and Hyde Park’s famous for Winter Wonderland. To top it off, The Mayfair Townhouse’s Dandy Christmas one-night stay includes breakfast for two, Fortnum & Mason biscuits upon arrival, and a cocktail in The Dandy Lounge.

BOOK: The Dandy Christmas offer is valid for stays from 25 November–26 November 2022. Rooms from £396 per night. themayfairtownhouse.com

The foyer of The Twenty Two London

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.

BOOK: Rooms from £670 per night. the22.london

A table laid for Christmas dinner with crackers at 11 Cadogan Gardens

11 Cadogan Gardens

11 Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea

Head to the beautiful Victorian town houses at 11 Cadogan Gardens 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, including breakfast, one festive cocktail per guest at the Chelsea Bar, a surprise Christmas Treat/gift on arrival, a small bottle of champagne on arrival, Christmas Afternoon Tea for two to enjoy during the stay. 11cadogangardens.com

The Ritz London

The Ritz Restaurant

The Ritz, Green Park

Christmas at The Ritz is set to be an opulent affair, bedecked with festive decorations with ‘Live At The Ritz’ dance and dinners occurring every evening Wednesday to Saturday 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.

two people in bed with christmas gifts and magazines

Four Seasons Hotel London Park Lane

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

a cosy living room with sofas and grand piano

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. 

BOOK: hyatt.com

Featured Image: The Goring in the snow.