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Santa's grottos in London

Everybody's dying to meet the beardy man with the bag – here's where to find him

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What could make Christmas more magical than an encounter with Father Christmas himself? Find out where to meet the man in red this winter with our guide to Santa's Christmas grottos in London.

Check back soon for Santa's grottos in London for Christmas 2016

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By: Time Out editors

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r s
r s

Lesson learnt - avoid the Westfield Grotto (Dreamworks).  It was a great example of how hard working parents are being taken advantage of during the holiday season by brands that promise unforgettable experiences.


From the lack of face time with the Santa, to his flippant attitude, to giving unwrapped presents of hair bands to all children (even boys).  The Westfield star has well and truly fallen to allow such a dreadful experience real estate on their site.

196customer123
196customer123

you didn't miss much i'm afraid very disappointing grotto and the gift bag stank of mould. The afternoon tea for children contained peanuts without warning and was served to my 2 year old daughter. Customer service team just ignore you or argue with you I won't be recommending or booking for next year. Try Westfield it was lovely. Shame I had to pay twice to see Santa in 2014 but I wasn't going to let that spoil Christmas for us.

NewMumOnline
NewMumOnline

Don't understand this post at all. It starts with a Harrods' photo, yet I cannot find a paragraph about the Harrods' Santa?!?!? AND why is it a 2012 photo anyhow?

HOLLY M
HOLLY M

@Harrods, really annoyed, i book every year to take my son to visit santa at Harrods at a very special time of year for my family.

An this year u was given my email to book online to find out that had already been sold, unless i want to pay for a very expensive tea which i cannot afford.

Very disappointing to see they have done this and i will be making a compliant

Christina S
Christina S

@Harrods I am annoyed and disappointed that the Christmas Grotto 2014 is already sold out...unless I am willing to pay £118 for my family of four to have afternoon tea with Santa! I can't say I have ever been that impressed with their afternoon tea and can think of much nicer places to go for it! I will now have to look around for another Christmas grotto to take my children to! My family's Christmas tradition of visiting Santa at Harrods will now be broken this year due to the change in your Christmas Grotto! ...and the icing on the cake is. That there will not be a Harrods Christmas Parade this year! Harrods, you should be ashamed of yourselves! #greed

anne hannoun
anne hannoun

last year was briliant for my kids hopefully re do all these activities again !!