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For some of us, Christmas starts on December the 1st. tree dressing, present buying, mulled wine drinking… there’s no doubt London is the best place to be around for all that over Christmas. With hundreds of places to shop, markets to visit and events to attend that’ll get you into that festive frame of mind. Here’s five you can’t miss…
Situated right by the river in Southbank, Jimmy’s Lodge pop-up is back this Christmas! Jimmy’s features a cocktail bar, restaurant and a new and very popular addition, their private dining glass igloos. You can make your evening as private as you please inside their intimate igloos with a nice festive feel. They can fit between 6-10 people and are of course, heated for an extra snuggly experience. You can find out more info about Jimmy’s here.
Closest Grange hotel: Grange Wellington Hotel 29 min walk/ 18 min drive.
Arguably the ‘best looking’ ice rink in London, skate at Somerset House is a magical activity for people of all ages. You can skate day or night so it’s a festive activity in London that you don’t want to miss this Christmas. If the skating part isn’t particularly for you or you’re feeling thirsty after, you can also treat yourself and visit Fortnum’s Lodge or The Skate Lounge with Baileys. Skate at Somerset House is open until the 13th of Jan, so there’s still plenty of time to visit! Click here for all the info you may need.
Closest Grange hotel: Grange St.Paul's 18 min walk/ 9 min drive.
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Branded as ‘London’s Alternative Festive Experience’ this festival themed event is going to give you a lot to choose from… Expect comedy, live DJs, kid’s raves, Mexican wrestling and a family Christmas show on a double checker bus. This pop-up town is definitely for those who fancy more of a wild festive experience. Winterville also features an outdoor Ice Rink, Roller Disco, crazy gold UV style and believe it or not, much more. So, if you’re the indecisive type, there’s a vast amount for you to choose from at Wintervillie!
Closest Grange hotel: Grange Strathmore Hotel 23 min drive.
Fancy getting snuggly at an ‘al f’esco’ themed cinema in a Mayfair courtyard? You can now visit Hush who’ll be showing films every Sunday throughout December. With a diverse range of films to see this December in this cute little country yard, you’re looking at a spectacular festive experience. Guests will be treated to blankets, winter warming cocktails and complimentary popcorn, of course. For more info, click here.
Closest Grange hotel: Grange Rochester Hotel 17 min drive, 32 min walk
This winter s’mores are coming to Shoreditch. You can visit The London Shuffle Club this December and experience the ultimate outdoorsy treat of toasting your own s’mores. There are with booth hires available for up to ten people, featuring their very own fire pits for an intimate festive experience with your friends! No need to worry about any rain or snow ruining your experience either as you’re in a covered terrace for that extra cosy feel. To find out more click here!
Closest Grange hotel: Grange St.Paul's 35 min walk/ 17 min drive.
If you fancy taking a trip to London this Christmas, to get involved with all the festivity, take a peek at our Christmas gift to you and receive 15% off stay’s after the 14th of December at Grange hotels this Christmas!