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What’s on in London: December 2015

20 November 2015

With Oxford Street’s Christmas lights twinkling brightly, and the festive market carousels beginning to spin, it’s time to make plans for a stylish send-off to 2015 with our guide to what’s on in London this December! 


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Cymbeline opens at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

What better way to feel Christmassy than experiencing Shakespeare by candlelight? The Bard’s late great play, Cymbeline, opens at the Globe’s indoor theatre on 2nd Dec, as featured on our list of this season’s must-see theatre performances and shows! AND, in partnership with the Globe, we’re offering audiences exclusive rates with us, plus a luxurious Ajala Spa pamper package to match… Click here to find out more!



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Victorian Santa’s Grotto at Museum of London

Santa Clause is coming to town – well, the Museum of London to be specific! Visit him in his grotto on 5th, 6th, 12th or 23rd Dec, as part of the museum’s festive 19th century Victorian Walk. Tickets start from £7 per child, and include a special Christmas gift!


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Christmas Carols in Trafalgar Square

Arguably signally the start of the Christmas countdown, Trafalgar Square’s Norwegian tree will be surrounded by carol singers once again this year, as the crowds join in with festive favourites.
Things properly kick off on 7th Dec, but will continue until 23rd Dec, so there’s plenty of opportunity to warm up those vocal chords.


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A Victorian Christmas at Kensington Palace

Queen Victoria’s childhood home transforms into a winter wonderland of its own this season, with carol singing, music and ‘tasty talks’ throughout December. For a brave few interested in some spooky palace tales, we recommend the Christmas Eerie Evening Tour, taking place on 12th Dec.


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A Celebration of Christmas at St Paul's Cathedral

On 17th Dec, St Paul’s Cathedral Choir is joined by Conductor Andrew Carwood, the City of London Sinfonia and special celebrity readers, for A Celebration of Christmas under Christopher Wren’s masterful dome. Arrive early for this popular annual celebration (even if you’re staying at our neighbouring Grange St. Paul’s Hotel!)


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Broadgate Ice Rink

It’s the last weekend before Christmas, which means it’s probably time to get your skates on if you want to tick off that never-ending shopping list… OR put them to good use on the ice by heading over to Exchange Square, where you can enjoy some festive frolicking (and probably some falling) at Broadgate Ice Rink!


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5-Star Festive Break 

Celebrate Christmas at a 5-Star Grange Hotel! Our package includes Superior accommodation with breakfast, a 30-min Ajala Spa treatment, 3 course dinner for two on Christmas Eve, and 3 course lunch or dinner for two on Christmas Day. Top it off with a glass of mulled wine for the full festive experience…


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New Year Extravaganza!

The countdown begins! Ring in 2016 in style at our Grange City Hotel’s sparkling New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner, complete with Champagne, 5 course dinner and live entertainment until 02:00, then slip away for an overnight stay in one of our central London hotels! Members of our loyalty programme, Revarew, earn bonus points when booking this offer.


And that’s it! The end of 2015 in a roast chest-nutshell. Now time to pin down those indestructible New Year’s resolutions…