50 Things To Do Only In The West End This Christmas

25 November 2021

Kris Humphreys (c) www.krishumphreysphotography.com

We’ve collated 50 magical moments to be enjoyed across the whole of the West End this Christmas!  There will be something to bring festive cheer to everyone; no matter your age, taste or budget.  From Christmas classics like seeing The Nutcracker at The London Coliseum, to our brand new Interactive Festive Map, launching next week (Stay tuned!), we’ve got a stunning array of events, experiences and shopping opportunities to get anyone and everyone into the Christmas spirit!    


    1. Find the perfect present at the oldest toy store in the world, Hamleys 
    2. Snap a selfie at Bond Street’s iconic Christmas Tree
    3. Experience the world’s first Bollinger 007 Champagne Bar, in Burlington Arcade
    4. Experience Afternoon Tea at The Ritz London: An iconic, quintessentially English experience 
    5. Celebrate icons from a century of cinema and entertainment with an interactive statue trail at Scenes in the Square in London’s home of film and entertainment, Leicester Square
    6. Visit Selfridges Christmas Market on the Mews, expect everything from sustainably grown Christmas trees, the perfect festive gifts, an impressive Helter Skelter, performances from Santa and his friends and the capital’s greatest street food. Visitors can also visit their pre-loved toy pop-up, selling everything from antique teddies to board games, all part of the store’s Project Earth commitment
    7. Book yourself in for a personal shopping experience like no other at Matches Fashion in Carlos Place
    8. Shop at the iconic heritage listed department store, Liberty London
    9. Enjoy a matinee or evening theatre performance on London’s West End
    10. Visit Hatchards, the oldest book store in the world
    11. Enjoy a magical Christmas tradition for the whole family at the English National Ballet’s The Nutcracker at The London Coliseum
    12. Visit the Princes Arcade to find a beautiful collection of boutiques under one roof, connecting Piccadilly with the iconic Jermyn Street
    13. Get all of your Christmas cards and thank you notes from Mount Street Printers
    14. Visit Flannels on Oxford Street this season as an incredible line up of artists transform the stores exterior
    15. Visit an exhibition at The Royal Academy of Arts including Light Lines: The Architectural Photographs of Hélène Binet at The Royal Academy
    16. Pamper yourself with one of the many spa treatments available at Dr Barbara Sturm on Mount Street
    17. Find the perfect gift at Burberry’s flagship store on Regent Street 
    18. Discover seasonal and sustainable award winning food at Fallow, the latest opening in St James’s Market
    19. Discover Bottletop on Regent Street, the world’s first zero waste store and find accessories from the finest sustainably sourced materials
    20. Take a trip to the John Lewis Christmas Shop on Oxford Street
    21. Celebrate your lost loved ones at the magical Ever After Garden in Grosvenor Square
    22. Tech lovers can head to the Microsoft Experience Centre on Regent Street
    23. Visit Paxton & Whitfield, Jermyn Street for their legendary tiered Christmas Cheese Cake featuring four classic Christmas artisan cheeses
    24. Discover what Tatler called ‘London’s Best steak Restaurant’ at The Colony Grill Room at The Beaumont
    25. Meet your favourite Disney characters at The Disney Store on Oxford Street
    26. Discover Bond Street’s best kept secret, Boodles Brasserie as it returns to their store this Christmas 
    27. Indulge in some sweet treats at The Connaught Patisserie
    28. Enjoy a  winter favourite at Whitcomb’s at The Londoner, the hotel’s French Mediterranean restaurant
    29. Step onto Christmas on Oxford and Bond Street this year with the first-ever immersive AR festive trail, look out for QR codes dotted along the street to discover Festive Magic from this pocket concierge
    30. Enjoy light, all day dining with snacks and high tea at the dazzling Palm Court, famed as the birthplace of the afternoon tea tradition at The Langham
    31. The first of it’s kind in the UK, visit the new and unique restaurant, Avocado Show on Princes Street
    32. Experience the first fully immersive DC-inspired gastronomic restaurant experience found anywhere in the world at Park Row
    33. Epitomising the sophistication of Afternoon and High Tea in all its splendour, visit the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason 
    34. When Two Mayfair Legends Meet, Magic Happens, discover Brown’s Hotel’s festive collaboration with Asprey
    35. Dine at The Wolseley on London’s iconic Piccadilly
    36. Get ready for the festive season at The Dyson Beauty Lab
    37. Take the family to the Peter Rabbit Afternoon Tea at The Dilly
    38. Book a wreath making workshop at McQueens Flowers
    39. Book in for a cocktail at No. 39, the new secret bar hidden inside Browns Brook Street
    40. Visit Claridge’s famous Christmas tree and enjoy a Festive Afternoon Tea 
    41. Discover Mayfair’s latest restaurant and enjoy incredible Indian cuisine at BiBi 
    42. Visit the David Bowie experiential pop up on Heddon Street in honour of the musician’s 75th birthday
    43. Enjoy an evening of Jazz, every night through December at Mercato Mayfair
    44. Discover unique and luxurious coffee books & cocktails at Maison Assouline, a hidden bar on Piccadilly 
    45. Discover a hidden sanctuary housing a 18m pool, sauna, hammam, jacuzzi, gym, studios and lounge bar at Akasha 
    46. Immerse yourself in the Ralph Lauren lifestyle, with a coffee break at Ralph’s, the flagship’s cafe at No1, New Bond Street
    47. Visit an exhibition at The National Gallery
    48. Book yourself in for a Christmas burlesque dance class at Danceworks
    49. Enjoy Sonic Bloom, the latest art installation by Yuri Suzuki in Brown Hart Gardens
    50. Visit Lush to experience their Personalisation Station and customise products from their most popular Snow Fairy range and choose from a selection of reusable knot wraps designs to complete the perfect gift

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