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Christmas and New Year Breaks in London

Plan ahead for your perfect trip to the capital over the holiday season with one of these London hotels.

Claridge's at Christmas 2015

From famous London hotels to family-friendly accommodation, there’s a hotel for everyone in the capital. Whether you’re looking to experience the best Christmas things to do in London during an overnight trip or welcome in the New Year with a weekend break, find out where to stay in London over Christmas and New Year.

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If you want to experience the magic of Winter Wonderland, the nearby DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Hyde Park and Grand Royale London Hyde Park are fantastic options for your Christmas break in London. Both hotels are also located just a short journey from the world-famous shopping hub of Oxford Street, where you can tick items off your Christmas shopping list and marvel at the twinkling Oxford Street Christmas lights. For more accommodation close to these popular Christmas destinations, take a look at our pick of other great hotels near Hyde Park and Oxford Street.

Book a weekend break at the central St Giles Hotel to be within easy reach of London’s West End, where you can treat yourself to a festive show or pick up last-minute Christmas gifts at top Christmas shopping destinations including Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street.

Stay close to Tower Bridge, Tower of London and other famous London landmarks at Christmas with a room at the luxurious DoubleTree by Hilton London - Tower of London. As night falls over the capital, sip on mulled wine and browse the market stalls at Christmas By The River.

Stroll along the South Bank to soak up the magical atmosphere at the Southbank Centre’s Winter Festival while staying at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge. Alternatively, book the Premier Inn London County Hall for a wallet-friendly break in London over the festive season.

If you prefer to stay away from the hustle and bustle of Central London, choose the four-star Park Grand London Kensington Hotel in the quieter area of Kensington. It’s not only a short journey to the open-air Natural History Museum ice rink, but also Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park and the luxurious department store, Harrods.


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Opt to stay at the Hilton London Metropole for great transport links from Paddington Station, or the Comfort Inn Buckingham Palace Road which is ideal for those arriving into Victoria Station over Christmas.

Staying in the capital over the Christmas weekend? Discover all of the magical things to do in London on Christmas Day, and make sure to bag yourself some bargains during the Boxing Day sales.

Where to Stay for New Year’s Eve in London

Bring in 2017 at the spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks in London. The DoubleTree by Hilton London Westminster is the perfect spot to rest your head after the celebrations, or find plenty more fantastic hotels close to the fireworks on the South Bank and Waterloo.

For an unforgettable view of London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks, celebrate in style during a stay at The Trafalgar. See the skies above the Coca-Cola London Eye sparkle from the rooftop Vista Bar, before continuing your New Year’s Eve festivities into the early hours.

EYEing up the New Year 👀 #London #morelikeLonFUN

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Whether you’re waving goodbye to 2016 at one of the best London nightclubs, a chic cocktail bar or next to a roaring fire in a cosy London pub, check out our guide to affordable accommodation across the capital for a London hotel stay which won’t break the bank on New Year’s Eve.

Prefer to explore a different area of London? You can also find a good range of London hotels in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, accommodation in peaceful Richmond and cool hostels in Camden Town.

Don’t forget to wake up early to see the incredible London's New Year's Day Parade 2017, or head over to one of London’s vibrant shopping streets to hunt for cut-price deals in the January sales.

Now you’ve chosen your accommodation in London, check out 101 Christmas things to do in London or find more festive inspiration for your trip with our guide to London at Christmas.