Christmas

Is This the Most Expensive Christmas Lunch in London?

We’re all trying to make up for the mess that was Christmas 2020 and with that in mind, you might be planning to spend a little more coin than perhaps you normally would this time round. But just how much are you prepared to spend? Photo: Davies and Brook Michelin-starred Davies and Brook at the […]

A decorated Christmas tree with presents in a lounge room,

Spruce Up: How to Keep Your Christmas Tree Looking Good

You’ve lugged the thing home, set it up, pulled out your most beloved baubles and decorated it lovingly. Now you need to care for your Christmas tree to ensure it looks in tip top shape for the big day. James Folger, founder of London online garden centre The Stem offers the following advice on how […]

Santa Claus sitting in an armchair next to a sack of presents

Where to Visit Santa & His Elves in London This Christmas

After a year’s hiatus, sitting on a disguised stranger’s lap whispering your wants and wishes is back. Magical, endearing, festive and a priceless photo opportunity to boot, visiting Santa at his grotto’s is a classic family Christmas activity, and here’s where you can visit Father Christmas in London… Photo: Getty Storytime with Father Christmas at […]

London's best Christmas hampers: Claridges Mayfair Hamper

Foodie London: Decadent Christmas Hampers from the Capital

The best Christmas hampers from luxury offerings by London department stores like Fortnum & Mason to artisan treats from Borough Market

London’s Best Luxury Christmas Afternoon Teas

As we eagerly await the end of lockdown on 2 December, The Resident picks out the best Christmas afternoon tea experiences at London’s top hotels and restaurants…

Christmassy Things to Do to Put You in the Festive Mood

From here until the end of the year, London is going to get festive. There’s afternoon teas and celebratory meals, light switch-ons, displays and trails, as well as ice-skating and Christmas markets too. If that’s not enough, here’s more things to do in the capital to put you in that festive mood… Photo: The Gingerbread […]

Aurora Borealis-Inspired Display Kicks Off Sadiq’s Winter Lights Programme

Borealis, a northern lights-inspired lighting display held in the heart of London, kicks off the Mayor of London’s festive season Winter Lights programme which celebrates our cracking city and one of the most magical times of the year. And tickets to the free family-friendly event are now available to book… Photo: Doug Southall/Visit London Designed […]

Here’s Your Chance to be a Professional Christmas Market Tester

As far as dream jobs go, getting paid to drink mulled wine and bask in the festive glory of some of the best Christmas markets in Europe and the UK is up there. Here’s your chance to apply for the wonderfully twee role of Christmas Market Tester… Photo: Premier Inn Premier Inn is on the […]

Christmas in London: Visit Santa in his Shrek-tacular South Bank Grotto

Even Santa sometimes gets sick of snow and winter. This year, the big man has teamed up with Shrek, the big green ogre, for a swampy grotto experience in Far Far Away, which is actually still in the heart of London… Photo: Shrek’s Adventure! London Shrek’s Adventure! London – a kind of Shrek-themed adventure set […]

Covent Garden Receives a Frosty Makeover in Time for Christmas

One for Frozen fans (which is everyone, right?), 10 ice-sculptures depicting Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf will be installed in Covent Garden’s piazza this Saturday. And here’s your chance to try your hand at carving-ice too.  Photo: Frozen the Musical The ice sculptures will be revealed on Saturday, November 13 from 10am at Covent Garden’s […]