Christmas should be a time of peace and joy. Come mid-December, the relative hectic nature of everyday life is replaced with fun, frolics and precious time with loved ones. This is true especially if you’re away from home enjoying a seasonal city break.
At The Harrington Residences, we encourage this rest and relaxation by taking some of those simple, but time-consuming seasonal tasks off your hands.
Our concierge and reception staff is on-hand, not just at Christmas but all-year round to make your stay as comfortable as possible. At a time when all you want to do is enjoy the company of friends and family, and not rush around making plans, we can do that for you.
Here’s just some of the ways we help you make the most of your London stay and to enjoy the city at this special time.
1. Christmas Shopping With A Chauffeur
Getting around London with armfuls of presents can be a challenge very few look forward to at Christmas time. With so many others hurriedly committed to the same task it can feel less than magical. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
The Harrington has a fantastic relationship with local chauffeur service Hyde Park Cars. Their professional, flexible drivers will happily ferry you to London’s premier shopping districts before bringing you back to your apartment, making your Christmas shopping experience hassle-free.
If you would like your gift buying trip to be as easy as this, speak to reception and they will make the appropriate arrangements with our chauffeur partners.
2. Arranging A Personal Christmas Shopper
The Harrington’s super convenient approach to Christmas shopping doesn’t end when you step out of your private car. Many of London’s premier shopping destinations offer personal shopper services in-store, making the finding and buying of Christmas gifts an enjoyable, informative and easy process.
London stores with personal shopping services include:
- Fortnum & Mason
- Harvey Nichols
- House Of Fraser
- John Lewis
- Topshop / Topman
- Westfield London
To arrange a personal shopping experience at any of these stores, simply speak to reception, let them know a time that suits you and they will make all the arrangements. Easy. Of course these services are available the other 364 days-a-year and we’ll happily put you in touch with them on any of those as well.
3. Ticket Booking For The Best Christmas Theatre
London is known the world over for its West End theatres and plays. From the long-running Les Misérables to the relatively new but hugely popular Book of Mormon, these shows have been lighting up Shaftesbury Avenue, and beyond, for decades. Christmas is a busy time for our beloved theatres but we might just be able to secure you some of the best seats in the house for the biggest selling shows.
Here’s our pick of the best theatre performances we’re most looking forward to over Christmas:
- A Christmas Carol starring Jim Broadbent at the Noël Coward Theatre (pictured above)
- The Nutcracker at the English National Opera
- The Nutcracker On Ice at the Royal Albert Hall
- Elf The Musical at the Dominion Theatre
- The Ballard Of Robin Hood at the Southwark Playhouse
- I Want My Hat Back at the National Theatre
- The Lorax at The Old Vic
London’s Theatreland being what it is, there are scores more plays, musicals, ballets and opera performances for visitors to lap up through the year. Whichever you choose to see, speak to our reception staff and they will do the booking for you. Assuming there are still tickets available for your chosen performance of course.
4. Directing Guests To The Best Christmas Events London Offers
It doesn’t take any Harrington guest long to realise our team, on top of being extremely polite and helpful, is also knowledgeable about the local London area. Want to taste the best British cuisine? Our reception staff can point you in the direction of the finest restaurants and eateries within a short walk of your apartment. Popping to a local toy or jewelry shop to find that one, last, illusive gift? Our guest relations department will happily point you in the right direction.
We know you’ll be impressed with how our front-of-house team deals with your every request. They are there to make your stay as comfortable as possible and also ensure you get the most out of your visit to London, whether it be at Christmas or the height of summer.
To speak to our guest relations team, simply dial 0 on your apartment telephone or email email@example.com with your query. Our staff will be extremely happy to help.
For more on all things Christmassy happening in London over the coming weeks, check out our Four Christmassy Things To Do In London Right Now [http://www.theharrington.com/blog/four-christmassy-things-to-do-in-london-right-now/] blog post and get planning your stay.
The last thing for us to do is to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to giving you a warm festive welcome when you step through our door very soon. Don’t forget to follow us on social media for more on the best London events and for the odd special offer. You can also view past guest’s thoughts on The Harrington and leave your own review on TripAdvisor.
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