This Lavish London Hotel Is Now Home To An Incredibly Festive Gingerbread Village

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Gingerbread village

Why make a gingerbread house, when you can have a whole village?

Christmas is fast approaching and many London restaurants have transformed for the festive season. The Shangri-La hotel has also joined in on the fun, creating a whole ski village out of the most festive baked good in existence – gingerbread! Why have a gingerbread house when you can have a whole village? [Featured image: @shangrilalondon]

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This stunning London Bridge hotel is known for going above and beyond to create unforgettable experiences for their guests, and this is their latest attempt. Their snow-covered gingerbread town is complete with a massive mountain, Christmas trees, chalets, reindeers and Santa’s sleigh – Saint Nick is really working overtime this year. Unlike most ski towns, this one just so happens to overlook London’s sensational skyline, boasting breathtaking views of the Big Smoke both night and day.

If you fancy seeing this epic village in person, head to the 35th floor of the Shard and prepare to be blown away. Shangri-La has also transformed their ground floor bar (Bar 31) into a sea of Austrian ski-chalets for you and your support bubble to relax in. And unlike the gingerbread masterpiece, these chalets are actually life size! The bar is decked out with sleighs, magical fairy lights, skis and festive wreaths. You’ll also find plenty of winter warmers on the menu to keep you nice and toasty on those chilly December evenings.

We may not be dashing through the snow or skiing down snow-capped slopes in Austria this year, but at least we can live vicariously through Shangri-La’s wonderful gingerbread creation. I’ll take what I can get at this point…

In other news, Selfridges has launched its first ever Christmas market with festive food trucks and fairground rides.

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