London's Most Instagrammable Locations: Christmas Edition
From joyfully alpine markets to star spangled skies at the Rosewood, here are London's most Instagrammable Christmas locations
Travel to Courchevel by way of East London's Lodge d'Argent, a cosy, faux-fur filled winter respite from the grey urban city below. There'll be Hennessey on tap, and plenty of festive cocktails.
Sketch's Glade Room has been given a frosted, fir-filled Christmas do over to become a winter woodland refuge for diners. And the oh-so-Instagrammed bathroom pods have been splattered with sparkling stars for an extra festive touch.
Hoxton's Geffrye Museum, once the home of 18th century almshouse buildings, is charming all year round. But this month, the institution is staging a one-day Christmas market that's bound to be both festive and chic. There'll be handicrafts assembled by independent shops, festive workshops, foodie spots and plenty more.
Hansel and Gretel have landed in the Ivy's Chelsea Garden restaurant, or at least the ginger bread house has. Sugary-sweet with bucket loads of rock-sweets, candy-canes and brightly coloured baubles, this fairytale is glam for the 'gram.
Selfridges' Santa is a true rocker. Think Bowie, pipe-jeans, festive guitar riffs, seventies sequins and more. A grotto with a difference.
The Holborn Dining Room inside the Rosewood Hotel has been transformed into a magical woodland glade, under the twinkling canopy of a star-lit sky. The cosiest accompaniment? Glenlivet's bespoke cocktail menu for the event. Old Fashioneds and hot toddys, please.
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Winter Wonderland's cooler, edgier younger sibling, beat the crowds at Southbank's annual winter market while enjoying views of London's frosted skyline from the Thames. Littered with wooden chalets, artisan gifts and wintry food and drink, a walk by the river just got a whole lot more Christmassy.
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Inspired by Sir Winston Churchill's Highlands hideaway, The Hyatt Regency's winter terrace offers Scottish cocktails, a roaring fireplace, fur throws and woodland features. Like Father Christmas's sleigh.
If you're tired of festive gaudiness, leave it to nature once the snow falls. xt waterfalls, koi carp, and an abundance of bridges and stone lanterns. The peacocks might be away for the winter, but the Japanese garden in Holland Park is a sight to behold, whatever the season.
Dalloway Terrace is a snow globe of golden leaf, eucalyptus and pale pink magnolia. Complete with patio heaters, lanterns, and candles, head here if spiced pumpkin pie or truffle cheese fondue tickles your fancy.
Mary Poppins is soon to grace the screens of cinemas across the country, and – in timely fashion – her magic has descended upon the Dorchester, too. Expect carousels, sugar-dusted trees and plenty of nostalgia.
Diane von Furstenberg's towering Claridge's Christmas Tree draws inspiration from ancient astrological traditions and celebrates love and life. Expect 8,000 shimmering hand-painted silver leaves, hand-blown blue glass spheres, 150 glass hearts, and some furry, feathered friends too.
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Carnaby's unusual light display is one for those fed up with your classic baubles and snowflakes. They have teamed up with 20th Century Fox to create the 'world's first ever Queen-inspired light installation'. Fantastical.
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