How To Get Into The Christmas Spirit With A Day Out In London

Christmas Spirit

With Christmas right around the corner, people all over the country will now be putting up their decorations and getting into the festive spirit. With so much to do in London, it’s the perfect place to spend the holidays and spread cheer.

Anyone heading to our hotels near Lancaster Gate this holiday season will be excited to know that we’re located right around the corner from some of the city’s best Christmas attractions. To help get you in the mood, here are a few suggestions of things to do and see near our Park Grand London Kensington.

Ice skating

Ice skating has become a Christmas tradition in London and when the holiday season rolls around, the city plays host to a number of ice rinks that offer friends and couples a perfect way to spend an evening. Whether you’re a pro skater or you have the balance of a two-legged stool, ice skating is a winter experience you won’t want to miss out on. Have fun with friends and loved ones during your stay at the Park Grand London Kensington as you glide across the ice under the beautiful lights of the city.

Christmas markets

One of the best things about Christmas is the chance to browse the amazing markets that pop up over winter. It will come as no surprise to find out that London is home to a number of seasonal markets that offer all kinds of unique gifts and delicious festive food. Head over to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park and browse hundreds of stalls to discover the magical sights, sounds and smells of Christmas. Or, make your way to the famous Trafalgar Square and enjoy live entertainment as you check out the selection of handcrafted trinkets and vintage gifts.


It’s that time of year again when face paint is in and dramatic acting is out. There’s nothing more fun than a classic pantomime and this year’s calendar looks to feature some of the best performances to date. From classic fairy tales to modern adventures, there’s something for everyone on London’s stages this season. The famous theatres of the West End are perfect for a family night out so be sure to bring the kids along on your city break and get into the festive spirit by shouting out and singing along to a fun-filled pantomime.

Toy shops

Christmas isn’t just about shopping and giving gifts but there’s nothing better to get you excited than by browsing the colourful toy shops of London. As the holidays approach, all of the big shops will be gearing up for the main event by setting up their Christmas displays. This is a perfect opportunity for you to check out the magical atmosphere in places like Hamleys and the Disney Store. If you still haven’t found the perfect gift for your little ones, there are plenty of amazing places to find some stocking fillers