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Best London Mini Breaks For Christmas 2021

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Have a micro (or a mini) break – it will do you the world of good

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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 (and a Christmas cocktail). Here are the most luxurious London Christmas mini breaks to book now.

Best London Mini Breaks For Christmas 2021

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The Lanesborough

The Lanesborough, Mayfair

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 your busy 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.

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Two-night ‘Christmas in Residence’ package, valid for stays between 24-27 December, start from £1,100 per room, per night for two people | oetkercollection.com

The Goring

The Goring, Belgravia

A Christmas stay at The Goring includes delicious food with all the trimmings, gifts and (of course) festive cheer. The Goring hotel offers mini VIPs a warm welcome and plenty of treats; families who book two adjacent or interconnecting rooms will receive 50% off the children’s room, plus evening cocktails on arrival (mocktails for the little ones), and breakfast the next morning for all. With a huge private large garden, the Royal Parks, magical theatres, Christmas markets and world-class shops all within walking distance of the hotel, it’s sure to be a merry little Christmas. Concierge ‘Big John’ and his team keep are also on hand and enjoy keeping a close eye on the latest must-visit attractions and events over the festive season, too.

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Rooms from £445 B&B | thegoring.com

The Mayfair Townhouse

The Mayfair Townhouse, Green Park

The Mayfair Townhouse is a high-end neighbourhood hotel offering 172 rooms and suites, stunning décor and striking artwork. Located in Green Park, explore upscale shopping locations and London’s most acclaimed restaurants, plus Hyde Park, famous for Winter Wonderland. Enjoy an elegant room, breakfast for two, a welcome treat and festive-themed cocktails in the renowned Dandy Bar.

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Dandy Christmas from £396 | themayfairtownhouse.com

Le Manoir

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.

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From £2,305 per couple for December, subject to availability | Book here.

The Ritz

The Ritz, Green Park

Check out ‘Live at The Ritz’ this Christmas in the beautiful surroundings of The Michelin-starred Ritz Restaurant, where you can enjoy a four-course dinner and dancing with music from a live band and professional dancers, who will take you back in time through a variety of iconic dances, from the fast-paced Charleston to a show-stopping Fred Astaire inspired Tap dance. Christmas Day at the Ritz is not complete without the six-course Christmas menu, so treat yourself to an overnight stay (since you couldn’t possibly make your way home afterwards).

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Afternoon tea from £85, Christmas dinner from £450, stays from £608 | theritzlondon.com

11 Cadagon Gardens

11 Cadagon Gardens, Chelsea

Head to the beautiful Victorian town houses at 11 Cadogan Gardens in the heart of Chelsea this Christmas. Located on Pavilion Road, explore a treasure trove of boutiques, artisanal eateries and more near to the Duke of York Square and its annual Christmas market. Adorned with a traditional Victorian façade and rich in history, heritage and intrigue, throughout its many corridors, the property has 56 guest rooms, including 25 suites designed to be completely unique. For keen shoppers the Harrods Christmas Shopping Package is ideal, including an overnight stay, half bottle of Veuve Cliquot, Christmas treats and a £50 Harrods voucher.

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Rooms from £285 | 11cadogangardens.com

The Dorchester

The Dorchester, Park Lane

What a fabulous way to avoid the dilemma which family members you’re going to celebrate with. Just book into The Dorchester with your immediate family (or not!) this Christmas for a festive stay. Enjoy a warming cocktail on arrival and the famous English breakfast every morning with a Children’s gingerbread decorating kit and a festive gift to take home.

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Rooms from £955, suites from £1,455 | email [email protected] | dorchestercollection.com

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