December is one of the best months of the year to make your visit to the City of Westminster because there is just so much going on.
The streets will be full of families and friends in the festive spirit, ready to enjoy some fun activities and unwind.
If you are planning a day exploring the bustling City of Westminster neighborhood, the good news is that you’ll never be too far from your room at the Park Grand London Lancaster Gate where you will be able to relax in style. If you have the little ones with you, take this opportunity to enjoy some quality time with them and read their favorite books. Kid-free weekend? Get ready in your room and then hit the town, London is bigger and better than ever at this time of year.
To help you make the most of your trip, here’s our guide to three things you can do in the area this month…
Skating at Somerset House
The Strand, London, WC2R 1LA
Fancy enjoying the wintertime favourite ice skating at one of the most beautiful settings in the city? Head to Skate at Somerset House, in partnership with Fortnum and Mason, in that case. Set against a stunning backdrop, you can enjoy ice-skating here all day and well into the night so it is perfect for a trip out with the kids or a cosier date night. Little ones will love the Polar Cub Club and there is also live music for you to enjoy while you skate.
All skated out? Head to Fortnum’s Christmas Arcade, where you’ll be able to shop for gifts and a range of festive goodies.
Once you’ve finished skating it’s only a short stroll back to your room at the Park Grand London Lancaster Gate, so make your way back and spend the night escaping the cold in your gorgeous suite.
Visit the Christmas Lights at Seven Dials
Seven Dials, London, WC2H 9HD
For a truly festive evening, round up your family and head to the gorgeous cobbled streets of Seven Dials, where you will be greeted by a stunning display of twinkling Christmas lights. With over 100 shops in the area, it’s also the perfect place to get some of your Christmas shopping done. Sip on mulled wine and enjoy some delicious street food while you soak up the atmosphere of London during the holiday season.
After an evening of sightseeing, walk back to your room at one of our Hyde Park Paddington Hotels, where you can unwind in style.
Watch Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge Theatre
Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9HU
Loved by children and adults alike, Matilda is a classic and is the perfect choice for a Christmas time show. Be dazzled by the story of this special little girl with extraordinary powers, which is bought to life with the incorporation of music and dancing. It’s also 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl, so is the perfect opportunity to celebrate his legacy by enjoying one of his best-loved stories.