Shining lights, roasting chestnuts, mulled wine to take away, and the warmth of the pubs as they add logs to their fireplaces. This all signifies one thing, just a few more sleeps until Christmas. 

Festive Afternoon Tea at The Savoy

If you think having Afternoon Tea is as British as it gets, try having Afternoon Tea in The Savoy‘s Thames Foyer. Afternoon Tea has been a constant tradition since the roaring 20s at the Savoy, and for the holiday season – The Festive Afternoon Tea makes an undoubtable appearance. From traditional favourites such as Scottish smoked salmon sandwiches to more creative items like the Smoked Scallop Brandade with Oyster Leaf on Charcoal Brioche Bread – absolutely mouthwatering. Let us now get started on the sweets and pastry options which will absolutely leave you dreaming. Don’t forget to top it off with a glass of Champagne and watch the lights dance in the bubbles.

Available as of 1st December 2021.

The Savoy, Strand, WC2R 0EZ

Photo credit: The Savoy

Liberty London’s Christmas Shop

From festive feasting to table decorations, Liberty London’s Christmas shop is a stop not to miss. Already, Liberty is one of London’s most instagramable locations on ones shopping itinerary, and the Christmas shop makes every one tingle with joy that much more. With ornaments, fabrics for crafts and decorations to make us dream for days, we challenge you to walk out without anything new!
Bonus: their Women’s Beauty advent calendar which includes 25 items to discover in the lead to the 25th.

Liberty London, Regent Street, Carnaby, London W1B 5AH

Photo credit: Liberty London™

Ice Skating at the Natural History Museum

There’s nothing like the Natural History Museum when it gifts us with such a once-in-a-life-time skating experience. With frost-covered trees surrounding the rink and Waterhouse building, the backdrop of the ice rink sets the scene for some of London’s most romantic dates and memorable family days out. Sadly after a fantastic 16 years, the Museum has announced that this year’s ice rink will be it’s last; so there is no more time to waste, make sure you book tickets and make the most of unique festive activity.
Bonus: This year, the Museum will also be transforming their gardens into a melting pot for urban wildlife, as part of a national campaign to encourage the country to provide assistance to the nature on their doorsteps. 

Open until the 16th January 2022. Closed Christmas Day.
Adult Tickets from £12.65 / Children from £8.80

Natural History Museum, Cromwell Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 5BD

The Claridge’s Christmas Tree

The annual Claridge’s Christmas tree is now much more than an awaited creative project, but an iconic London work of art. Every year, this London luxury hotel partners with a creative mind to give us one of London’s most beautiful Christmas trees. Last year McQueens Flowers designed a tree covered with over 10,000 crystal garlands, while in 2019 the honour was given to Christian Louboutin. For the the tree’s 10th anniversary, Louboutin opted for the creation of an immersive installation capturing the glamour and romance of the Christmas spirit. Other famous designers have included Albert Elbaz for Lanvin and Dolce & Gabbana. While you visit the tree why not stop by for a cocktail at their newest bar: The Painter’s Room.

Claridge’s, Brook St, London W1K 4HR

Photo credit: Claridge’s

Christmas at Kew

Year-round, the Botanical Gardens at Kew are already quite spectacular.. but towards the end of the year, their Christmas takeover is just something else. The light shows and installation can be enjoyed with friends and family; mulled wine in hand, follow the enchanted path between fiery displays and enchanting works throughout the gardens. Year on year, we must say that the light display of the Palm House has to be Buckingham & Lloyds favourite part of the evening. Visitors can keep warm with seasonal street food, mulled wine and hot chocolate, or enjoy a Christmas dinner at newly refurbished The Botanical Brasserie restaurant

Adult tickets from £21.50. Family tickets available. From 17th November 2021 to 9th January 2022 (4pm – 10pm).

Location: Kew Gardens, Richmond.

Photo credit: Temperate House at Christmas at Kew, Jeff Eden © RBG Kew

Backyard Cinema’s Christmas Movie Spectacular

Backyard Cinema are reknown for their iconic and immersive experiences and for Christmas they are bringing out festivity multiplied. Choose from iconic films: Home Alone, Elf and Love, Actually accompanied with live choir and original story read by award-winning wordsmith George the poet.
Experience this event at Troxy, a grde-II listed Art Deco venue nestled in East London’s Stepney. The venue will be transformed into the ultimate Christmas Movie Palace, bringing the golden age of cinema back with extra glamour and sparkle for a limited time only!

Tickets from £17 per person.

Troxy, 490 Commercial Rd, London E1 0HX

Published 28th October 2021
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