Spirit of Christmas Fair

During the festive period, Olympia exhibition centre in London will be playing host to the veritable home of Christmas shopping, the Spirit of Christmas Fair.  The popular annual event includes new collections of independent boutiques, which have all been approved by domestic powerhouse, House and Garden.

Branded ‘the home of Christmas shopping’, the Spirit of Christmas Fair comprises of more than 600 companies presenting their giftware and festive products to the eager shoppers of London, which can’t be found on the high street.  Offering a wide range of seasonal products, from festive accessories and interior decorations, to gorgeous bespoke gift items, all under one roof, the fair is the perfect place to combine a day out and tackle the yearly festive shop in one.

Highlights of the fair include the House and Garden workshop and Designer Guild’s gorgeous homeware and accessories collection.  Tickets cost £17.50 and can be purchased online.  After your trip to the fair, why not prolong the Christmas atmosphere with a trip to DUKES London to take advantage of our amazing Christmas 2013 packages.

Experience the real Winter Wonderland in London

The capital city is once again getting itself ready for another festive season by preparing for its own version of a Winter Wonderland.

Featuring many attractions like the Ice Age 4 Ice Rink, the observation wheel, rides and the Christmas Circus, Winter Wonderland is a family must see this Christmas. New this year is the Ice Kingdom, a unique feature that allows you to experience real ice and snow in a way you have never seen before. From ice castles to themed rooms and amazing visuals, Lapland has never seemed closer to home.

In the evening Zippo Cirque Berserk produce their own unique, gothic twist on classic fairy tales like the Brothers Grimm. The show also features the death defying motorcycle stunt Globe of Death for those who like to get the adrenaline pumping. You can add a touch of luxury to the show by purchasing tickets for a VIP box which comes with a bottle of champagne as well as chocolates.

No other city offers such a wide range of Christmas fun for all the family. As well as daytime and night time activities you have the option to really sit back and let your hair down with a range of charming one off bars and restaurants to suit all tastes. Providing a mix of festive treats such as warm cider, mulled wine, farmhouse foods and a selection of DJs and live music it provides a Christmas experience like no other.

When your day is done why not come back to one of our suites where you can relax before venturing down to our award winning restaurant THIRTY SIX by Nigel Mendham or to Dukes Bar to enjoy one of our world famous Martinis, making it an extra special Christmas trip for you and your family.