The Top Christmas Activities In Mayfair & London

The British winter is well known for being long, dark and cold. The best antidote to the winter blues is to visit London during the winter months. London in the winter really comes alive, illuminated with thousands upon thousands of dazzling Christmas lights. The festive cheer in the air and the huge array of world renowned shops such as Harrods make London a great place to spend your winter.

The Best London Christmas Shopping

Usually Christmas shopping can seem like a chore because you never know exactly what to get everyone and once you think of something you can never find it. In London you will find the inspiration to find that special gift with an endless selection of gifts at the best prices.


Relocated to Knightsbridge in 1849, Harrods is one of the oldest department stores in London. Here you can find luxury and rare items as well as everyday essentials.  With its truly awe-inspiring range of products all available under one roof, Harrods has to be visited at least once in your lifetime.

Harrods isn’t the only place to shop in London, with thousands of both chain and independent retailers across London so be adventurous and you will find the perfect gift.

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park

Only a 20 minutes’ walk from The Washington Hotel, is the extravagant Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. Winter Wonderland is a magical place for both children and adults. Ice rinks, Ice Kingdoms, a variety of circus shows, a fair ground and so much more can all be found in Hyde Park from the 20th November to the 3rd of January. It is truly the epitome of the winter fair and will be an instant hits with parents and kids.

The Washington Hotel is now offering ‘A Christmas Break’ special offer on rooms and included luxuries. Spoil your loved ones with our extra special Christmas offer. Find out more here.