The BEST things to do in London for Christmas

Here at the Draycott Hotel, we firmly believe in celebrating the excitement and festivities of the Christmas build up. London at Christmas time is a magical place to be and there are so many things to do and see during this time – we’ve selected a few of the best to make the most of your festive getaway this year, whether it’s a midweek shopping spree or a cosy weekend with the family.

The BEST Christmas Shopping

The Chelsea Christmas Shopping Event is certainly worth a visit on 7th December for a day of festive sparkle. In our own beautiful neighbourhood, you’ll find gorgeous Christmas lights, the festive food market, carol singing, Father Christmas and complimentary horse and carriage rides – not forgetting an abundance of designer shopping, independent boutiques with many offering exclusive giveaways, discounts and other exciting offers.  Find out more about the Chelsea Christmas Shopping Event here

For a magical luxury shopping experience, Knightsbridge is the ideal area to visit – with the magic of Harrods and the incredible Harvey Nichols transformed into wonderland of shopping and dining experiences – perfect for festive shopping for every gift.

Candlelit Carols at  Cadogan Hall

What could be more festive than spending an evening of carol singing accompanied by an 18th-century outfits and a live orchestra. Enjoy beautiful carols performed by the Mozart Festival Orchestra and Choir, along with other timeless classic by Bach, Handel and many more. A short walk from the Draycott Hotel, this makes for a perfect festive evening if you’re staying with us around the 15th December.

For information on tickets, visit the Cadogan Hall site.

Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park

From November 2019 unti January 2020, Hyde Park is  transformed into a spectacular Christmas festival – Winter Wonderland. Filled with Christmas market stalls, themed park rides, the UK’s largest outdoor ice rink, numerous food and drink stalls, and a Father Christmas themed area called ‘Santa Land’. Winter Wonderland is one on the best Christmas events in London and is open from 10am to 10pm daily. Being only a 20 minute walk away from the hotel, this makes for a perfect event to attend this Christmas if you’re staying at the Draycott Hotel.

Christmas is the perfect time to visit London and to visit the Draycott Hotel with so many events on our doorstep. Check our availability and enjoy all of the festivities and Christmas events in London.



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