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What to do over Christmas & Boxing Day

Getting around London during Christmas and Boxing Day can be challenging due to the limited public transport services. The Royal Garden Hotel has chosen some of the most iconic and accessible events for you to enjoy during the festive season with your family while staying at the hotel.


Public Transport Information: 

On Christmas Day there will be no public transport in London.

On Boxing Day a limited service will run across all lines, starting at 08.30.

Take a look at TFL's Festive Travel Plan here.



Christmas Lunch at Park Terrace

Giovanni and his team will be serving a traditional lunch with all the trimmings, in the elegant yet relaxed setting of Park Terrace Restaurant. Adults can savour fine champagnes and wines, while the children wait eagerly for Santa’s visit, laden with gifts.

Christmas Lunch at Min Jiang

Indulge in a Chinese banquet and enjoy Chef Han's decadent menu, especially created for the occasion. Felicity and her team will be welcoming you to one of London's best Chinese restaurants with breathtaking views of Hyde Park and London beyond.

Mary Abbots Church

Located 3 minutes walking from the Royal Garden Hotel and built in 1872; Mary Abbots Church will be celebrating the festive season with Carols, readings and Candlelights. Join them on the 24th at 23:30 or on the 25th at 16:00. 

Peter Pan Cup Swimming Race

Since 1864, the members of the Serpentine Swimming Club have been plunging themselves into the Serpentine lake icy water. Only 15 minutes walking from the hotel, you can either be a mere spectator or a brave swimmer.

Ripley's Believe it or not!

Open 365 days of the year, Ripley's Believe It Or Not! is a perfect day out for all the family. The modern museum showcases weird and wonderful items from around the world, such a 13-foot-long Tower Bridge made out of matchsticks, a piece of the Berlin Wall, shrunken heads, and more. 




Classic Open Bus Tour

See the highlights of London including Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, St Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London. Enjoy a live professional guide and free hotel collection.

National History Museum Ice Rink

Only 13 minutes walking from the Royal Garden Hotel, enjoy a wonderful and unique skating experience with the whole family against the spectacular backdrop of the National History Museum's world famous building.

Winter Wonderland

Take bus 52 from outside the hotel and get yourself in only 15 minutes to the most authentic Christmas market: Festive food & drinks, live music, shops, amusement rides etc. There is something for everyone at Winter Wonderland!

Bump Roller Disco

If you would rather something a little warmer than ice-skating, rollerskating could be the answer. BUMP Rollerdisco welcomes the whole family to skate and dance a long to DJs and enjoy special rollerskating performances too.



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