Have Yourself a Merry Little London Christmas at These 6 Hotels

Ever since Charles Dickens immortalized London as the 1840’s setting of the classic A Christmas Carol, ye olde English capital has been the world’s most ideal place to celebrate a traditional Yuletide. Just being in London’s city center in the wintertime elicits nostalgic excitement thanks to the cheerful buzz on the streets, in the shops, the restaurants, at the special holiday productions and with the warm holiday hospitality of hoteliers who delight in creating special feasts, experiences and memories for guests.

From early November through New Year’s Day, "The City Square Mile” is decked out in lights and garlands, especially the lively West End. Grand department stores on Oxford and Regent Streets are filled with special merchandise and displays—including Harrods’ famous Christmas Grotto enabling meet-n-greets with Kris Kringle himself—while pop-up Christmas markets feature hand-crafted gifts and specialty foods for the season. Skaters glide in the ice rink at the Natural History Museum, the English National Ballet performs Nutcracker, and costumed carol singers circle the imposing Christmas tree at Trafalgar Square. For a good giggle, Monty Python-worthy silliness ensues with events like the Great Christmas Pudding Race in Covent Garden.

Vicki Arkoff

Based in Los Angeles, Vicki Arkoff is Contributor for JustLuxe, reporting on travel, entertainment, lifestyle and autos. She also reports for Atlas Obscura, The Daily Meal, Day Spa Magazine, Lonely Planet, Prevue, Where Guestbook, Where Los Angeles Magazine, Baltimore Sun, Bing News, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, MSN, New York Daily News, Orlando Sentinel, San Diego Union-Tribune, Yahoo News...(Read More)

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