With two fantastic central London locations, surrounded by everything you could ever want and need to make your stay special during these cold months, Amba hotels are the perfect destination for you this Winter and here are a few reasons why…

Oxford Street

If you haven’t quite finished your Christmas shopping, don’t worry, the shops on London’s busiest shopping street are endless and you will never be at a loss at what to buy. In addition, there are numerous locations in London where you can view beautiful Christmas lights, but none of them quite beat the famous Oxford Street display. Luckily for you, you will be able to find them right outside your window at Amba Hotel Marble Arch.

Covent Garden

The Christmas illuminations at Covent Garden can only be described as breathtaking. From mistletoe chandeliers to London’s biggest Christmas tree, it is a spectacular sight to behold for the whole family and only a five-minute walk from the doors of Amba Hotel Charing Cross.

Afternoon Tea with a Festive Twist

After a long day of shopping sometimes all you want to do is sit back, relax and a have a small cake or two. Which is exactly why you should pop by for one of our Festive Afternoon Teas. Treat yourself to turkey and cranberry sandwiches, crayfish cocktails, gingerbread macaroons or even a brandy chocolate mousse. What you get depends on the hotel you head to, at Marble Arch you’ll be offered a warming glass of mulled wine, whilst at Charing Cross, you’ll get a bubbling glass of champagne: the choice is yours.  

Winter Wonderland

From Santa Land to the Magical Ice Kingdom, there is something in it for everyone at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland. This year, they have introduced a brand new family entrance that will lead you straight to Santa’s grotto. Once you have visited Santa you can go ice skating, enjoy a snow sculpture experience, watch the Teletubbies Christmas show and take a ride on the giant observation wheel. It just so happens to be located right on Amba Hotel Marble Arch’s doorstep!

Skate at Somerset House

The beautiful courtyard of Somerset House will be the location of a wonderful ice rink that will be open both day and night. It will include a special series of music nights throughout the winter season including DJ Emily Rawson with the Rock the Belles crew and takeovers from Five Miles and Balamii. On top of ice skating, you can also treat yourself at the Fortnum’s Lodge with a mince pie or two. Best of all, it’s only a short walk from Amba Hotel Charing Cross.

We Know How to Throw A Party

Whether it’s at lunchtime or in the evening, with family or with colleagues, we know how to throw a party in style. Join us at either hotel for a tailored party just for you. Need a DJ, photo booth or magician? No matter how many there are of you, our team of excellent staff have your celebrations covered.

Theatre Spectaculars

There is an abundance of shows to watch at the theatre in December, whether it’s a Pantomime filled with colour and cheer or a one-man show of A Christmas Carol – there’s a huge selection of festive theatre in London. The Nutcracker, a firm favourite, is usually a sell-out show – but ask your concierge if they have any tickets, you never know!

Window Shopping

This is the time of year when London department stores go from 0 to 100 when it comes to their window displays. Harrods follows a festive journey, Harvey Nichols celebrates with champagne, Liberty focuses on their Christmas story of carved magical friends and Selfridges has Santa rocking to his own tune. Ask your concierge for more information on where to go shopping and the best window displays.

Whether you are staying with us or simply popping by for dinner, we hope you have a magical time in London this winter.