As the chilly winds sweep through the iconic streets of London, December transforms the city into a winter wonderland, offering an enchanting experience that captivates the hearts of locals and visitors alike. For a truly memorable stay in London this winter 2023, treat yourself by choosing the Washington Mayfair Hotel as your luxurious base. Here are some local attractions to visit on your December London break as you make the Washington Mayfair Hotel your home away from home.
London Lit Up
December brings a unique opportunity to see London lit up by thousands of dazzling lights. It’s so great they even host a bus tour so you can take it all in. The Christmas Lights London by Night bus tour offers a special journey through the illuminated streets of London with a night bus showcasing all the city’s Christmas lights. Tour around landmarks like Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and Trafalgar Square. All accessible from the convenience of the Washington Mayfair Hotel’s central location.
Bag a Bargain
December marks the onset of the much-anticipated winter sales, turning London into a shopping haven. The bustling streets of Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street, all within walking distance from the Washington Mayfair Hotel, come alive with shoppers seeking the best deals on high-end fashion and luxury goods. Unleash your inner shopaholic and explore the myriad of stores, indulging in the city’s renowned retail therapy.
London’s West End is synonymous with world-class theatre productions, and December offers a special experience with extra shows on offer for the holiday period. From classic plays to Broadway-style musicals, immerse yourself in the captivating world of live entertainment. The Washington Mayfair Hotel’s proximity to the West End ensures that the enchanting theatres are within easy reach, allowing you to experience the magic of the stage during your stay.
Outdoor Ice Rinks
Indulge in a quintessential winter activity by gliding across one of London’s enchanting outdoor ice rinks. The iconic rink at Somerset House and the picturesque setting at Hyde Park are just a short journey from the Washington Mayfair Hotel. Lace up your skates and twirl under the twinkling lights, creating memories of a London winter that will linger long after you return home.
Hyde Park’s Peter Pan Cup
Have you witnessed the Peter Pan Cup? An annual Christmas Day swimming race held in the icy waters of the Serpentine in Hyde Park. Cheer on the brave participants or join the onlookers in this quirky London tradition. Just step round the corner to Hyde Park to watch this exhilarating Christmas morning spectacle.
London’s winter markets are a treasure trove of delights, from handmade crafts to delectable treats. Some of the top locations for 2023 are:
- Southbank Centre
- Covent Garden
- Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland
- Leicester Square
- King’s Cross
The Washington Mayfair Hotel’s central location ensures that you can easily navigate the markets, take in all the sights and enjoy a mulled wine or two!
We look forward to seeing you this winter! We believe our cosy central London hotel is the most convenient base for your trip and the best hotel in London. Enjoy our spacious rooms our even upgrade to a suite for an extra special stay. Remember you always get our very best prices when you book direct, plus extra perks!