mardi, 26, novembre 2019

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A winter weekend in Kensington

Five ways to make your stay in West London a magical one

With the festive season fast approaching, London is playing host to a number of magical events and occasions guaranteed to make you feel merry. If you’re heading to the west of the city this season, then you’ll definitely want to get involved in some of the unmissable events from our specially curated list:


1.   Festive Shopping City Escape at The Kensington

The Kensington comes alive during the festive period, offering a cosy, chic setting to get guests into the Christmas spirit. The Festive Shopping City Escape package is the perfect choice for the ultimate winter stay in the capital.


The package offers a two-night stay in one of the hotel’s beautiful rooms, with breakfast included.  Guests will also be gifted a £100 voucher to spend on their Christmas shopping at luxury department store, Harrods.


Visit the store’s world-famous food hall and enjoy an early festive shopping spree at one of the hundreds of designer boutiques. End the day in style back at The Kensington where a complimentary bottle of Champagne Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut NV will be waiting in K Bar.

The Kensington



2.   Tennis Champions at The Royal Albert Hall

If you’re already looking forward to Wimbledon 2020, then The Royal Albert Hall has a treat in store for you. Welcoming 2019’s greatest players through its doors, The Champions tour finale will kick off on Thursday 28thNovember through to Sunday 1stDecember – with some of the greatest players in tennis performing in the atmospheric venue. 


The four-day event set within the renowned West London venue, will see previous Grand Slam Champions and World No.1’s take centre stage to battle it out in a mix of single and double matches. Big names who have previously attended the annual event have included Bjorn Borg, Pat Rafter and Pete Sampras, with this year’s attendees sure to make for an unforgettable live watch.


Afternoon and evening slots are both available to book online, with tickets starting from £18.50 to see iconic entertainment in one of London’s most breath-taking venues.


Royal Tennis

Image via Royal Albert Hall


3.  Luna Winter Cinema at Kensington Palace

There’s nothing like a good Christmas film to put you in the festive mood, which is why an evening at The Luna Cinema is a must during the winter season. Kensington Palace will welcome a spectacular cinema experience from Sunday 15thDecember, for a magical viewing guaranteed to leave you feeling festive.  

Located on the Orangery Lawn of Kensington Palace, guests can enjoy iconic films such as ‘Love Actually’, ‘Home Alone’ and ‘Elf’. The perfect place to enjoy a hot mulled wine, mince pies and hot chocolate, as well as a fully stocked bar.


Indulge in a pre-Christmas treat and book your tickets now for a heart-warming viewing.


Luna Cinema Kensington Palace

Image via Luna Cinema 

4.   Prep for winter at Bread Ahead

Put some cheer into your holiday baking with a selection of festive masterclasses available at the prestigious London bakery school Bread Ahead. With fun and interactive half day classes available, get your rolling pins ready as you create delicious recipes including apple & cinnamon frosties amongst other festive treats during this 3-hour workshop.


The Bakery will run four different Christmas themed workshops to get your culinary skills up to scratch in time for the big day, including ‘Christmas Celebration Bakes,’ ‘Ultimate Christmas Baking Workshop’ and ‘Festive German Baking’, starting from £90 per person.


Bread Ahead

Image via Bread Ahead


5.   A Kensington Tale at The Kensington

Celebrate Christmas 2019 at The Kensington as it introduces its special yuletide package ‘A Kensington Tale’ for guests to enjoy during the festive season.


You will receive four night’s accommodation in a beautifully appointed room or suite, Champagne in room on arrival, a delicious daily breakfast and a decadent Christmas lunch with a pre-dinner glass of Perrier-Jouët Champagne.


Guests will also receive two tickets to Carols at the Royal Albert Hall – the perfect way to spend a quintessentially English Christmas. 


*Offer applicable for stays between 22 December and 28 December 2019


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