Santa Claus is Coming to London Town

Posted by Carly Barrett Travel
30 11 2015

What better way is there to get into the festive spirit than wandering around London’s best festive pop ups, enjoying a few mulled wines whilst wearing a suitably silly Christmas Jumper?

Below is our guide to the top attractions right here in London this Christmas.

Southbank Centre Christmas Market

Stretching along the riverbank right by the London Eye is a whole host of wooden chalets showcasing the very best of Christmas edibles including all the crowd favourites such as mulled wine, Christmas treats, and cute crafty gifts.

20th November – 24th December


After enjoying the treats on offer at Southbank Centre Christmas Market, why not burn off the indulgences at Eyeskate. Back with what is promising to be the biggest year yet, skate alongside the iconic London eye with impressive views of Big Ben and Westminster.

You can even go the full hog and book a romantic Cupid’s Capsule in the London Eye for you and that special someone with packages available including champagne, and luxury Hotel Chocolat truffles.

14th November – 3rd January


Branding itself as “London’s Alternative Festive Destination” avoid the crowds at Hyde Park and head over to East London’s very own Victoria Park. Promising to bring the East London cool vibe, Winterville pride themselves on a smaller intimate atmosphere packed with plenty of street food, craft beer, bazaars, outdoor cinema club, a circus and a ferris wheel all the way from the USA!

Entry is free but be quick Winterville is only in town from 26th November – 23rd December

Covent Garden  

There will never be a prettier place in London than Covent Garden at Christmas time. Full to the brim with street entertainment and perfect places to sit outside and watch the world go by. This year located inside the 19th century piazza will be Harrods first ever pop up shop as well as year round favourite shops such as Apple, Mac and Michael Kors. If you fancy something a bit more cultured why not take in a performance of The Royal Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker at the Royal Opera House.

If the festivities get a bit too much then why not take advantage of the hotel discounts Active International can offer….

35% off The Lanesborough

Located just moments away from Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park, the Lanesborough offers 93 beautiful rooms and suites at the heart of the capital. Showcasing elegant design, guests at the Lanesborough can experience fine dining in onsite restaurant Céleste with Michelin Starred chef Eric Frechon. The hotel guests can also enjoy 24-hour butler service whilst being assure the quietest night’s sleep.

25% off The May Fair

There are 5 star luxury hotels, and then there is The May Fair: an icon of expressive contemporary design, bringing together boutique attention to detail with grand hotel service. A legendary luxury hotel with a glamorous past, in the heart of Mayfair.

10% off The Hoxton, Shoreditch and Holborn

The Hoxton is a place where people eat, drink, work or play anytime of the day.

Each of the cleverly designed rooms comes with everything you need for a super comfy stay, from the mattresses to the rainmaker showers. There is free Wi-Fi, an hour of phone calls, fresh milk, tea & coffee, water & a daily breakfast bag drop filled with OJ, a granola pot and a banana.

20% off Novotel and Mercure

Discover a place where user-friendliness reigns with numerous properties located in convenient places such as Tower Bridge, Paddington, Blackfriars and Bloomsbury

**all is subject to availability at the time of booking.


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