It's the most wonderful time of the year and London is a dazzling smile of Christmas lights. Bigger and better than ever, London is the place to be if you want to get into the Christmas spirit. From winter wonderlands to Christmas markets and delicious festive fare, come and enjoy everything the capital has to offer this festive season.
To make the most of London at Christmastime, book your stay at one of our Grange Hotels. You'll find affordable luxury right in the heart of London's festive paradise at any of our 5 star hotels. At one of our Grange Hotels you'll be able to see everything London has to offer at Christmas just minutes from your room.
Christmas is nothing without twinkling lights and we've been all over the city looking for our favourites. Here is what we've found...
Nearest Hotel: Grange Fitzrovia
Certainly our favourite Christmas light display, the Oxford Street lights really mark the beginning of London's festive season. While you're dashing around doing your Christmas shopping, take the time to marvel at the glittering Oxford Street Christmas lights and festive window displays. Nothing get us more in the Christmas spirit!
This year’s Christmas lights display also welcomes a flurry of twinkling snowflakes, as Oxford Street partners with children’s charity NSPCC for the second time, as well as Sky's Light Up Christmas for Children campaign.
Nearest Hotel: Grange White Hall Hotel
At Christmas, Covent Garden and its famous market becomes a mini winter wonderland all its own. This year’s celebration also welcomes the welcome return of the reindeer statue to the East Piazza. Explore Covent Garden's charming Christmas decorations, which include an enormous Christmas tree, more than 115,000 twinkling pea lights, luxurious bows wrapping Covent Garden's historic buildings, and garlands of mistletoe glittering all about the indoor market.
Get set for an evening of entertainment at the Covent Garden Christmas lights. Enjoy a dazzling display and wander the artisanal pop-up Christmas stalls and stores on Floral Street. Pick up some exclusive limited edition wrapping paper and cards created by up-and-coming British designers, all in support of BBC Children in Need. Noël, Floral Street's tip top pop-up Christmas store also hosts wreath-making and gift-wrapping workshops, and a warming mulled wine refreshments.
Nearest Hotel: Grange Wellington Hotel
See one of London's most famous squares transformed to celebrate Christmas. Browse its many stalls for handcrafted gifts and Christmas decorations while treating yourself to some warming winter fare.
Then, enjoy an array of festive entertainment for all ages, including Black Cat Cabaret's spellbinding Parisian circus and The Showstoppers’ Christmas Kids Show from inside the velvet-draped Belgian spiegeltent! And don't forget to visit Santa! Families with young children can explore Santa's grotto and meet the jolly man in the red coat.
Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Nearest Hotel: Grange Strathmore Hotel
It wouldn't be Christmas without a little ice skating, and once again the Natural History Museum is the place to be. Skate in the magical atmosphere of the Museum’s open-air ice rink. Set up right in front of the iconic South Kensington museum, the spectacular ice rink is surrounded by thousands of festive lights and features a glittering 30ft Christmas tree.
After you've skated to your heart's content, why not visit the museum’s Café Bar for delicious winter warmers? Relax and watch the skaters glide past from the cafe’s balcony. Or visit Hotel Chocolat’s rink-side stand for luxurious hot chocolates and a range of indulgently festive delights.
Regent Street Christmas Lights
Nearest Hotel: Grange Langham Court Hotel
Celebrate the spirit of Christmas on Regent Street, as the spectacular Christmas lights display returns to celebrate the magic of the festive season.
Take a break from the madness of Christmas shopping to enjoy a spectacular display of more than 300,000 Christmas lights twinkling above the world famous Regent Street. Taking inspiration from the shopping hub’s earliest Christmas lights in 1954, the glitzy display featuring large-scale spirits shines above Regent Street and its surrounding streets this Christmas.
Enjoy Christmas with a 5-Star Festive Break at Grange Hotels
To make the most of the city this Christmas, book a room in the heart of London. Our Luxury Christmas Package includes hotel accommodation with breakfast at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel – plus a dinner or lunch with mulled wine for the full festive experience.