Luxury gifts and experiences in London

From London with love… Treat that special someone to one of these luxury gifts or London experiences.
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Whether year-long gift memberships to top attractions or one-of-a-kind experiences in London, these London gifts make perfect presents for friends and family. Treat them to unique Christmas gifts, birthday prezzies and much more.

If you’re not sure what they’d like, buy them London gift vouchers so they can choose from exciting tours, attractions and day trips.

Flexible booking is available in most cases but check with the provider for the latest availability, safety measures and refund policies.

Luxury afternoon tea

A selection of Christmas-themed cakes, including cakes resembling a Christmas tree, present and bauble, on a plate.
Festive Afternoon Tea at The Orchid Lounge at Pan Pacific. Image courtesy of Purple PR

Foodie treats don’t come much more indulgent than afternoon tea – and London has plenty of top-end teas to tantalise the tastebuds.

Spoil your spouse over the festive season with tea for two at one of London’s Christmas afternoon tea spots in luxury hotels and restaurants. Or enjoy bubbles with your friends by booking a special champagne afternoon tea.

It they prefer the whimsical, one of London’s unusual afternoon teas is the perfect gift for a memorable, Insta-worthy moment.

Cocktail masterclasses

A red cocktail on a brown wooden table with fairy lights in the background.
Cocktail with fairy lights in the background. Photo by Wu Yi on Unsplash

Do you have a budding mixologist among your family or friends or want to gift that special someone a memorable experience for Christmas? Shake things up with a gift of a cocktail masterclass in London*.

Share canapés while crafting cocktails at an immersive experience at The Rubens* or create magical concoctions at The Cauldron*, mix cool drinks at Buddha-Bar or craft your own mixes at Heddon Street Kitchen.

Gifts from Fortnum & Mason

A wicker basket hamper with the logo "F&M" writte on it in black, with various jars of jams, pickles and condiments, plus bottles of wine and sparkling wine, tins of biscuits and other food on and around the hamper.
Fortnum & Mason hamper. Image courtesy of Seven Communications

Spoil friends and family with a hamper from Fortnum & Mason*, the luxury department store that's famed for foodie treats and stylish accessories.

With the countdown for Christmas, send a festive Christmas hamper overflowing with tasty delicacies or gift wine buffs a selection of fine bottles, all delivered straight to their door.

London gin experiences

Four gin glasses lined up, each containing colourful fruit, ice and garnish
Sip on the perfect gin and tonic © Shutterstock. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Masterclasses, distillery tours, tastings… gin lovers will be given the perfect tonic with one of these London gin experiences*.

Book a spot for a gin masterclass at Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen, go on a tour of Bermondsey Distillery, or see London from a vintage Routemaster bus with Brigit’s Bakery’s Gin Afternoon Tea London Bus Tour featuring gin cocktails, sandwiches, scones and cakes.

Luxury spa days in London

A relaxing pool area at The Montcalm Spa
The pool area in the Beauty and Melody Spa at the Montcalm Royal London House © Red Letter Days. Image courtesy of Red Letter Days

Who doesn’t love a bit of pampering after the busy Christmas period? London’s spas are perfect for a few hours of relaxation, making a spa day* the perfect gift your loved ones.

Book them into a relaxing day at the Athenaeum Spa in Mayfair with a prosecco for two* or enjoy spa treatments for two at The Montcalm Royal London House.

For added spoiling, pick a luxury spa day with an indulgent afternoon tea for two at the 5* Chelsea Harbour Hotel* or combine spa treatments with lunch at the SPA at Sofitel London St James.

Find more spa days in the city.

Luxury train journeys from London

A luxury Belmond British Pullman train travelling over a viaduct bridge surrounded by green countryside
Experience a luxury train journey aboard a Belmond British Pullman © Belmond British Pullman. Image courtesy of Belmond British Pullman.

Experience the Golden Age of Travel aboard Belmond British Pullman* with a five-hour tour for two through the English countryside from London Victoria Station. Cosy up in the vintage carriages and be treated to a glass of champagne and a five-course lunch with half a bottle of wine each, as the Kentish scenery whizzes by.

Other Belmond British Pullman options include an immersive Murder Mystery* trip with a five-course lunch and the 10-hour Best of Britain Day Excursion* taking in Bath, Cambridge and more stops as you travel through pretty countryside from London Victoria Station.

Helicopter ride in London

A woman sitting in the co-pilot seat, next to the pilot with a glass of Champagne
A Champagne helicopter flight © Adventure 001. Image courtesy of Adventure 001.

Are you buying for a thrill-seeker with a head for heights? Let them see London from above with an amazing helicopter tour of London* or a once-in-a-lifetime flying experience.

Perfect for keen photographers or the adventurous, these flying experiences give them unique views of London icons such as Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament and The London Eye. Choose from short helicopter rides over London, to longer trips or those including lunch.

Find more London helicopter tours.

Gift memberships for London venues

Winter skyline of London with the Shard and Tower Bridge in the background and snow on some roofs.
Winter skyline of London. Photo by Robert Bye on Unsplash

Many of London’s top museums and galleries have membership schemes offering priority booking and special previews for new exhibitions, members’ events and more. 

Gift membership to some of London’s top attractions such as leafy Kew Gardens, family favourites ZSL London Zoo and Royal Museums Greenwich, or historic spots with Historic Royal Palaces and English Heritage.

Or let them enjoy world-class performances and exclusive offers and events with membership to Sadler’s Wells the English National Ballet or the Royal Opera House.

Private dining in London

The elegant interiors of The Dining Room at The Goring, featuring yellow curtains and chairs and white tablecloths.
The Dining Room at The Goring. Image courtesy of The Goring

If a meal at one of London’s fancy restaurants isn’t quite enough, book a space ahead of time for a festive meal with your loved ones this winter. Private dining in London is available at many Michelin-starred eateries and upscale restaurants which are nicely decorated with beautiful ornaments and Christmas stockings.

Follow in the footsteps of Kate Middleton at The Goring, feast on French fare behind a sparkly Insta-worthy curtain at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, or, for something a little different, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal serves up its quirky menu in a private Tudor-style room.

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