Twinkling lights, mulled wine, the sound of carols in the distance and the hearty scent of roasted chestnuts on the fire. London’s favourite season is upon us, and as you may have noticed, the capital is certainly not holding back! 

After Covid crippled Christmas for the last couple of years, this year promises to be bigger and better than ever. Whether your traditions include taking the kids to festive workshops, late night shopping, or curling up for cosy afternoon tea, there is sure to be something for everyone. 

Whilst staying at Buckingham & Lloyds aparthotels, guests can enjoy being in prime location opposite Hyde Park, whilst taking advantage of our exclusive access to many of the city’s sold-out events and tickets. 

Contact our team for access to the below events, or click here to book your stay.

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park

Once again, our neighbouring park is transformed into London’s epicentre of festive fun this year. As well as its ever-popular ice rink, this year’s ice theme will see the addition of a 45m ice slide, a Magical Ice Kingdom complete with life-size unicorn, and Bar Ice – a frozen wonderland where drinks are served at -10 degrees.

Wreath Making & Afternoon Tea in Hyde Park

Nothing says Christmas like wreaths of fragrant pine and warm colours to decorate. Discover the history behind some of your favourite festive traditions whilst creating a gorgeous wreath, of which all the materials are all gathered in the grounds of our Royal Parks. Once you’re done, indulge in cream tea whilst admiring your creation.

The Luna Winter Cinema at Kensington Palace

Curl up and enjoy this season’s festive favourites, such as: Home Alone, Love Actually, The Holiday, Harry Potter and more. The experience is made magical with giant high-definition screens, falling snow, and delicious festive themed treats on the grounds of Kensington Palace, just a short stroll from B&L.

Christmas Late-Night Shopping & Workshops at Japan House

Bring friends and family together for an evening of creativity and late-night browsing in The Shop. Japan House hosts the following Japanese inspired workshops during the run up to Christmas:

  • Sake tasting
  • Japanese-style Christmas dessert making demonstration
  • Christmas card making workshop
  • Japanese gift wrapping (furoshiki & tenugui) workshop
  • Japanese cake tasting

Christmas with Katherine Jenkins at The Royal Albert Hall

It will be an evening to remember at The Royal Albert Hall as Katherine Jenkins OBE performs Christmas favourites alongside friends and special guests. Accompanied by the wonderful London Concert Orchestra and London Philharmonic Choir.

Rick Astley’s Swinging Christmas at The Royal Albert Hall

This December, join multi-million selling global star, Rick Astley, as he returns to the Royal Albert Hall for a special big band concert, performing swing and festive classics.

Story time with Father Christmas at The Royal Albert Hall

One for the little ones: Magic awaits as the beautiful porch of the Royal Albert Hall is transformed into an enchanting winter grotto where Father Christmas and his merry head elf Crumpet await to tell stories, ending with a gift.

Chelsea Christmas Grotto

Another chance to create unforgettable memories for your little ones this Christmas, in a 25 minute meeting with Father Christmas. They will get the opportunity to chat to him and hear his stories, and finally receive a Christmas gift ahead of the big day.

Bavarian Curling at Chelsea Christmas Grotto

Challenge your friends and family to Bavarian Curling in the beautiful setting of Chelsea Christmas Grotto’s Winter Terrace, located in Sloane Square.

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Published 30th November 2022
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