What To Do This January In London

January is the perfect time to forget about the stress of Christmas and plan your trip to London. With so much going on in London this January here are some helpful tips on the must see events and experiences.

New Year’s Parade

London will be hosting a magnificent parade on New Year’s Day at 12 noon. The Parade will be made up of huge floats and balloons perfect for families to enjoy and be part of this London tradition that started in 1987.

The London New Year’s Parade will travel between The Ritz London and Big Ben. The Washington Mayfair is the ideal choice of hotel as it would allow you to be away from the crowds on and around the days of the parade but just 30mins from the attraction.

Elvis is back?

This Winter “The King” has arrived at the O2 arena, London. From now until the 10th January take the opportunity to visit the King and experience his life. Look back on the chronicle of his life and how he became the ‘King’ of rock ‘n’ roll.

The exhibition will also showcase over 300 artefacts direct from the Presley family’s treasured Graceland Archives, some of which have never been exhibited outside of Graceland in Memphis. This will be the largest exhibition of Elvis Presley ever displayed in Europe so be sure you don’t miss out on this amazing experience and book tickets soon.

Lumiere London

From the 14th to the 17th January, two areas of London will be illuminated with magnificent lights and illuminated buildings. Lumiere London 2016 is spread across the West End and King’s Cross and offers a unique opportunity to experience London in a unique and beautiful light.

This is a completely free event and shouldn’t be missed. Visit the event’s website to download a map showing you the locations and dates of the exhibits.

A Night to Remember

On the 25th of January it is Burns Night. While Burns Night is commonly celebrated in Scotland it has become more of an annual celebration outside of Scotland. This lively night celebrates the famous Scottish Poet (Robert Burns) who died in 1796. The night is filled drinking, dancing and energetic music that is sure to uplift anyone and instill joy and laughter.

Many pubs in London are offering deals, music and a great atmosphere to fully experience the night and this great Scottish tradition.

Make the most of your trip to London with the Winter Warmer offer from The Washington Mayfair hotel. To find out more about this limited time offer click here.

There is nothing quite like a delicious afternoon to round out your London experience. Don’t miss out on our fantastic Mayfair afternoon tea offer. Upgrade for free to the champagne afternoon tea. Find out how here.

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.

Regent Street August 2015 Food Festival

Embark on a culinary voyage of discovery this August with the Regent Street August Food festival. Sample some of the very best in fine dining in London. Get your wristband and explore the variety of offers, amazing cocktails and gastronomic treats on offer at the finest Regent Street bars, restaurants & hotels.

The Washington Mayfair is a casual stroll away from the Regent Street August Food festival and offers its own selection of fine dining and accommodation options. For the summer we have some tempting accommodation specials so that you can get the best Regent Street August Food festival expereince.

4th Night Free Offer

Enjoy London this summer with our amazing summer deal. Stay four nights and only pay for three.

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Summer Breakfast Offer

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Enjoy a complimentary Full English Buffet breakfast when booking this special offer. Rate includes VAT, Full English Breakfast and WIFI access. Free upgrade to next room category subject to availability.

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Experience London’s Parks This Summer

London’s Parks offer a calm oasis in amongst the hustle and bustle of the city and in the summer they really come alive. Washington Mayfair enjoys an ideal location to enjoy some of the best London parks so here is a brief guide to get the most out of London’s Parks this summer.

London parks mapJust a few moments from Washington Mayfair Hotel lie Hyde Park, Green Park and St James’s Park. Each have their own unique character and host different summer events.

What To Do In Hyde Park This Summer

Hyde Park is one of the largest London parks and offers a large number attractions to enjoy. This is best done on a bicycle so why not hire a Boris or other bike and whizz along the the pathways that criss-cross the various green spaces. Stop at The Serpentine and admire the beautiful white swans. Take a dip at Lansbury’s Lido or if you don’t fancy the idea of getting wet hire a rowing boat.

Pack or buy a pre-packed picnic and bring along a blanket to enjoy in the cool shade of the ancient trees of the Park. Be sure to visit Kensington Palace and Gardens at the western border of Hyde Park.

What To Do In Green Park This Summer

At the South Eastern corner of Hyde Park lies Green Park. The smallest London Park, Green Park borders Buckingham Palace and the Buckingham Palace Gardens. Green Park is perfect for picnics and very popular for sunbathing. Grab a deckchair and soak up the sun with Constitution Hill and Buckingham Palace in the background. Deck chairs are available for hire in Green Park from March through to October.

What To Do In St James’s Park This Summer

St James’s Park is the oldest London park and is at the heart of ceremonial London, providing the background for special pageants such as Trooping the Colour. Catch the Prudential Ride London on the 1st and 2nd August and the changing of the guard at 11:00am daily and 10:00am on Sundays outside the Horse Guard building.

Washington Mayfair is located in Curzon Street which mean these 3 London parks are literally on the hotel’s doorstep.  The hotel offers 178 bedrooms and suites perfect for a summer stay in London. Speak to one of our staff about how to get the best out of the nearby London parks.

Lets hold thumbs from some sizzling summer weather and enjoy the best of London’s parks!

Afternoon Tea In Mayfair, London

For many surviving a day without coffee is a step too far but with our traditional English afternoon tea selection you will scarcely have a chance to miss it. The traditional afternoon tea is thought to have been the idea of Ann Duchess of Bedford who created the concept of afternoon tea to stave of the hunger pangs between lunch and dinner. Mayfair is well known as one the best places in London to enjoy a sumptuous afternoon tea and so why not round off a day of shopping or sightseeing in the local area with a traditional afternoon tea in Mayfair at Madison’s.  Choose from a selection of delicious sandwiches and warm scones with Cornish clotted cream and preserves. Top this all off with a choice of freshly baked pastries served with the infusion of your choice or a classic pot of English tea.

For the ultimate luxury afternoon tea, spoil yourself with a glass of chilled Louis Dornier Champagne with our champagne afternoon tea. Seasonal and themed Afternoon Tea menus are also on offer throughout the year.

Afternoon Tea Special Offer

For a limited time if you email us on info@washington-mayfair.co.uk and mention that you have seen the promotion on our website, we will upgrade your Mayfair Afternoon Tea to the Champagne Afternoon Tea for no extra charge!