You can’t beat a city break, especially in the Winter and if a stylish weekend away is high on your list of priorities – London is the ideal place to go. The Capital comes alive at Christmas time when the stunning city landmarks are lit up and the bars and restaurants are buzzing!
Whether you are looking for a romantic break for two, a Christmas shopping trip with the family or a girl’s weekend away – London has something for everyone.
Here are a few ideas on what to do for a perfectly stylish weekend away in the capital:
Shopping in Covent Garden
Covent Garden boasts some of the best stores in London with a mix of independent and designer boutiques all centred around a lively piazza. It really is a shopping and entertainment haven with its street performers, bars, restaurants and being in close proximity to the Theatre District- a visit to a show can be a great start or finish to a wonderful weekend.
Ice skating at Somerset House
If heading to London during the festive season ‘a must’- has to be Ice Skating at Somerset House, one of London’s most beautiful ice rinks situated in the grounds of the stunning historical arts centre on the Strand. Glide across the ice whilst soaking in the magical atmosphere in this picturesque setting.
Afternoon Tea bus tour
What better way to take in the sights of the city than onboard a vintage Routemaster bus? Not only can you relax in style but you can also enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea whilst enjoying the views- bliss!
Available through Fizzbox.com this unique tour takes you on a 90-minute tour – allowing you to discover all the cities attractions in comfort.
Visit a gallery
Whether you’re a fan of art or not, London’s impressive choice of galleries is well worth a visit.
From small intimate art spaces to the larger more renowned venues that host some of the best exhibitions in the World. Add a visit to the Tate, National Portrait Gallery or Royal Academy of Arts and you won’t regret it.
Buy a souvenir in Harrods or Selfridges
A stylish trip to the Capital wouldn’t be complete without a trip to one of its iconic Department Stores – Harrods or Selfridges. Both famed for their architecture and décor throughout the stores and both offering a fantastic selection of goods. Head to their famous food halls where you can enjoy their vast selection of wines and luxury food hampers.
Stroll through Notting Hill
West London’s trendy and affluent area of Notting Hill should also be on your hitlist, with its high-end boutiques, eclectic restaurants and the bohemian Portobello Market.
Take in a show
London is known for its famous West End Theatre District and is full of sell-out shows. If heading to the city, a trip to the theatre will be the icing on the cake. Whether you like musicals or Shakespeare you can guarantee a first-class experience with a star-studded performance.
Dinner at Duck and Waffle
The Duck and Waffle restaurant at Bishopsgate is situated on the 40th floor of one of the tallest buildings in London. With its modern contemporary interior, delicious food and some of the best views of the city, it is definitely somewhere to add to your wish list. But don’t ponder for too long, it’s extremely popular so get booking well in advance of your trip!
Finally, if you are looking for something a little different during your trip this Gin Tasting session at TT Liquor will not disappoint. Learn all about the fascinating history of Gin whilst you get the opportunity to taste four different gins in the trendy setting of this cool bar in Shoreditch.
So there you have it, a few ideas for a truly unforgettable and stylish city break.