Best London Micro-Breaks For Christmas 2020
Cooking getting you down? All those interiors plans not coming to fruition? Our advice is to leave your house for 24 hours and go and bed down in one of London’s best hotels. Room service, fine linens, cocktails on tap… it’s the change of scene you might be crying out for – and they’re waiting for you with open arms. Here are the most luxurious London micro-breaks.
Best London Micro-Breaks For Christmas 2020
Tea and a sleepover at The Ritz
The most famous hotel in the world is opening the Music Room for Christmas Afternoon Tea (as well as the Palm Court) for the very first time. Located in the William Kent House, the Music Room will be transformed into a winter wonderland, surrounded by red and gold trimmings and a beautiful Christmas tree and is where the inimitable Ritz Christmas Afternoon Tea will be served up. Expect a selection of loose-leaf teas, delicate finger sandwiches, mince pies, Christmas cakes and fresh scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, and the glorious sounds of The Ritz choir singing traditional carols. Then hunker down upstairs to sleep it all off.
Priced at £85 per adult inclusive of a glass of Champagne, and £50 per child (up to 15 years old) inclusive of a teddy bear, available from 9–30 December 2020. Rooms from £495 inclusive of all taxes. Email [email protected] or call +44 (0)20 7300 2345. Book here.
A Festive Stay at The Dorchester
What a fabulous way to avoid the dilemma which family members you’re going to bubble up with. Just book into The Dorchester with your immediate family (or not!) this Christmas for three nights, checking in on Christmas Eve with a gorgeous afternoon tea (complete with champagne). Get a good night’s sleep and come 25th December, enjoy breakfast in bed before a visit from Father Christmas. A five-course lunch will be served in The Gold Room with entertainment for the children afterwards. On Boxing Day, there’s brunch in The Grill before a pyjama party back in your room (PJs provided), with movies, marshmallows, popcorn and hot toddies.
From £1,070 for a Superior King room. To book call +44 (0)20 7317 6530 or email [email protected]
Winter Escape at Brown’s
With 20 per cent off the best available daily rate, from now until 31 January 2021, your visit to Brown’s (beloved by Agatha Christie) also includes a whole raft of excitements such as as early check-in and late check-out (subject to availability), complimentary upgrade (subject to availability on arrival), complimentary daily breakfast at Charlie’s, welcome bottle of Moet & Chandon N.V. Champagne on arrival and a VIP Card (allows access for two) to the current exhibitions at the Royal Academy (advance booking essential).
From £390. Book here.
Lounge about at The Lanesborough
Fully geared up for the festive season, from the moment you enter (it has the most amazing festive floristry display), why not take three days out of lockdown life and really settle in for some serious spoiling over Christmas with their Christmas in Residence package? After a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate on Christmas eve, head to your room which has its own Christmas tree. Last minute shopping presents needed for the children? Don’t panic, a chauffeur-driven car is on hand to whisk you to Hamley’s, after which you’ll attend St. Paul’s Church in Knightsbridge for a heartwarming evening service (while your dedicated Butler helps with any last-minute present wrapping). On the Big Day, as children awake to personalised stockings stuffed with gifts and a visit from none other than Santa himself, the butler returns with Champagne mum and dad. A five-course traditional lunch will be served in Michelin-starred Céleste, followed by a live broadcast of the Queen’s speech. Boxing Day dawns with a quintessential English breakfast and the opportunity to take a chauffeur-driven car to Harvey Nichols for an exclusive shopping experience, while little guests can enjoy a cupcake making class or Festive Peggy Porschen Afternoon Tea for the whole family.
Two-night ‘Christmas in Residence’ package, valid for stays between 24-27 December, start from £1,195 per room, per night for two people. The festive Peggy Porschen Afternoon Tea is priced at £75 per person including a glass of Champagne on arrival, available until 4th January 2021. Book here.
Town & Country at Belmond Cadogan Hotel and Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons
This is right up our street, combining the best of both worlds is what we do best. Enjoy the elegance of a city break in Chelsea (it always looks so pretty in December) and is the perfect location for Harrods, Harvey Nichols and all those gorgeous independent shops for two nights, before a limousine transports you to glorious Oxfordshire for some bracing country air and cooking par excellence in Oxfordshire at Raymond Blanc’s two Michelin-starred restaurant.
From £2,305 per couple for December, subject to availability. Book here.
A Right Royal celebration at The Goring
Make like the royals (they love The Goring) and enjoy the most British of Christmasses in Belgravia at this famous, family-owned hotel. Your stay will be filled with the most delicious food, gifts (from Jeremy Goring himself) and plenty of festive cheer. There’s chocolate and champagne in your room, Christmas lunch in the dining room where Margaret Thatcher often held court and plenty more besides,
From £1,043 per night. Book here.
Cosy Christmas at 11 Cadogan Gardens
Another cosy Chelsea stay comes with added benefits such as 15 per cent off the Best Available Rate, Christmas Day lunch or dinner at Hans’ Bar & Grill for two people,£20 credit per person, per day to spend on food and beverage and a Christmas keepsake.
From £399 per night. Book here.
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