There’s no doubt about it; London’s Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is one of the world’s biggest and best celebrations of all things festive. It’s an event that only grows in scale each year, now drawing tourists to the capital in their thousands to experience its eye-watering number of attractions.
Starting out as a Christmas market, this seasonal extravaganza now offers everything from roller coasters and rides to ice skating, circus shows, performances, pop-up restaurants, bars and even an ice sculpting workshop. And with more than 100 different attractions to enjoy, you may need more than one day to really take it all in.
Fortunately, if you do want to make a trip of it, there are hotels near Winter Wonderland to suit a variety of tastes and budgets. Here are just a few.
400 METRES AWAY
Few hotels near Hyde Park Winter Wonderland can boast a more convenient location than this one. Just a six-minute stroll to the Wonderland’s Gold Gate entrance, you’ll be right in the thick of the fun when you choose Mercure London Hyde Park. Set in a beautiful Georgian terrace, this boutique hotel has 78 rooms and is packed full of luxury touches. With high ceilings and architectural detailing, it has a townhouse feel throughout, while each room is thoroughly-modern but with a classical twist. With a concierge, porter and room service, you’ll always feel looked after – while facilities like the fitness centre and in-house restaurant mean your every need is catered for on-site.
Pamper yourself with a stay at Novotel London Paddington. A brisk 17-minute walk to the Golden Gate entrance of Wonderland, you’re only a stone’s throw from the action, yet right beside Paddington Station for easy access in and out of the capital. After a day of fun and thrills in the winter air, there’ll be nothing better than warming your bones in the hotel’s heated indoor pool and sauna, and you’ll feel right at home when you retreat to your contemporary bedroom. If you haven’t already filled up on seasonal street food, or want to top off the day with cocktails, the hotel’s Elements Restaurant boasts tantalizing food & drink menus. Throw in an optional breakfast or late checkout, and what’s not to love?
If you’re looking for hotels near Winter Wonderland, you’ll find this location fantastic. Just 18 minutes’ walk from the Purple Gate, you’ll also be right at the heart of London’s museum district, with the likes of the Natural History Museum and V&A on your doorstep. The hotel itself occupies a row of elegant townhouses, and interior finishes are classical and cosy throughout. Breakfast is included and will help set you up for the day, while the Lobby Bar is the perfect place to warm up after exploring London in the cold. With WIFI throughout, a 24-hour reception and room service should you need it, this hotel has everything covered.