London is a magical place at Christmas for adults and children alike and if you’re looking to celebrate it in style this year then you could do well to aim your sights for the exclusive area around Knightsbridge, Chelsea and Kensington.
In Knightsbridge the main festive attraction is Harrods with its always impressive Christmas lights. This year the world famous department store has outdone itself with a steam train themed display which features an array of carriages, each showcasing different aspects of the store’s exclusive products. The display also features 60 Christmas trees, and reportedly took 50 people approximately 500 hours to set up.
Another highlight at Harrods is the Christmas Grotto, though tickets for 2013 have unfortunately already sold out. Other things to do in Knightsbridge include Christmas shopping at Harvey Nichols, and fine festive dining at one of the area’s many exclusive eateries.
Over in Chelsea meanwhile, the Chelsea Physic Garden will be holding its annual Christmas fair on the 30th November and 1st December. As well as finding lots of interesting presents to buy, you may also enjoy the mulled wine and mince pies on offer.
In Kensington the highlight is undoubtedly Kensington Palace, which is celebrating Christmas in style with a variety of festive games and activities. Elsewhere, Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland serves up a variety of festive treats, while numerous outdoor ice rinks spring up across London, such as the one outside the Natural History Museum.
A great way to take advantage of the many goings on in Central London is by staying at The Beaufort, where we have a special Christmas accommodation package. Running from 8th December to 5th January, the package includes two nights’ accommodation, unlimited drinks, continental breakfast and a special festive afternoon tea. What’s more, if you stay between the 23rd and 26th December you’ll receive a festive turndown treat.
Be sure to also keep a look out on this blog for more Christmas ideas in Knightsbridge and the surrounding area.