Every year, this iconic London hotel receives a Christmas makeover from a famous designer: 2020 saw a McQueens Flowers oak-style tree adorned with over 10,000 crystal garlands, while 2019 was a traditional gold and red extravaganza courtesy of Christian Louboutin. 2022’s showstopper is named ‘The Diamond’ and has been designed by Sandra Choi for Jimmy Choo – it’s spectacular. As for the rest of the hotel? Expect lots more luxe festive fixtures and fittings, complementing the exquisite rooms with their classy art deco stylings, en suite marble bathrooms, and state-of-the-art technology. And for a ‘turkey and all the trimmings’ meal, the Claridge’s Festive menu is available as a Christmas Eve or Christmas Day dinner, as well as Boxing Day lunch. After a great breakfast, walk it all off in nearby Hyde Park.
Nowhere does Christmas quite like London. You'll find stunning shopping options across the capital, paired with dazzling Christmas lights around every corner. There are also heaps of unusual things to enjoy in the city and heaps of hotels from which to enjoy them. We’ve handpicked a dozen of our faves that'll form the most festive of bases to experience everything from carols in medieval churches to ice-skating at Somerset House. In short, if you’re looking to stay somewhere that will bathe you in glorious Christmas vibes, these are the hotels for you. And if you really want to go big on the festive feels? You can stay in these on Christmas Day, too. After all, there’s really nothing quite like waking up in a hotel on the big day, with world-class London hospitality ready to cater to your every Christmas need. Just remember to bring the presents, okay? Happy Christmas!
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