If you’re looking for the perfect place to surround yourself with Christmas cheer and tick things off your Christmas list, look no further than Regent Street and St James’s. At these stunning destinations in the heart of London, you can indulge in all those little sparkly activities that make the holiday season so special. We’re talking about lively shopping trips under the glow of twinkling lights, sampling the seasonal menus at our favourite restaurants, and enjoying a celebratory cocktail or two!
Don’t forget that with the glorious Spirits of Christmas soaring across the skies, you’ll have the perfect festive backdrop for your trip. (Note that the lights are only switched on for the evenings, for a more sustainable display). And, if you wander down St James’s, right by the Mall, you’ll find the magnificent Waterloo Place Christmas tree. It’s one of the largest Christmas trees in the country and is well worth a visit!
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This vibrant neighbourhood is a global cultural hub where fashion, food, and lifestyle unite in a dazzling trifecta all year round. But at Christmas time, Regent Street truly comes to life. Wander down to this lively destination and admire the breathtaking festive displays in the shops and restaurants, all celebrating this, the sparkliest and cinnamon-iest of seasons!
Shopping at Regent Street
Are you determined to tick off your gift list? Well, rest assured that you’ll find absolutely everything you need on Regent Street. It’s home to some iconic flagship stores of some of the biggest brands in the world – think Burberry, Apple, Anthropologie, and Karl Lagerfeld (to name a few)! Make your way down the mile of style and you’re sure to find the perfect presents for everyone on your list. Oh, and be sure to check out the unique Christmas services in play during the month of December; from personalisation to gift wrapping, there’s a lot going on…
Dining at Regent Street
Or perhaps you’re meeting your nearest and dearest for a lovely dinner out. If that is the case, why not treat your loved ones to a mouth-watering meal at an award-winning restaurant? Try Heddon Street Kitchen, Brasserie Zédel or Sabor for an unforgettable dining experience.
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A visit to Regent Street truly is an experience in its own right, but a trip to neighbouring St James’s is also guaranteed to impress! Nestled between Piccadilly, Haymarket and Green Park, St James’s is just a stone’s throw away and boasts some of London’s finest shops, art galleries and restaurants.
Shopping at St James’s
If you’re on the hunt for more Christmas gifts, you’ve come to the right place. St James’s is home to some excellent independent menswear brands, including Luca Faloni, Emma Willis, and Harvie & Hudson. And, with the likes of Aspinal of London, Prestat Chocolates, and Fortnum & Mason on hand, you’re sure to find gift inspiration for everyone. Even those people who are impossible to buy for!
Dining at St James’s
Plan a perfect meal out at one of the iconic St James’s restaurants that are serving up the best in world cuisine. In St James’s Market, visit Ikoyi for West African food with a twist and Aquavit for critically-acclaimed Scandinavian food, or venture over to Angela Hartnett’s Cafe Murano for mouthwatering Northern Italian fare. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’re guaranteed to find something to tickle your tastebuds at St James’s.
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A Christmas competition
Both neighbourhoods will also be running their annual ‘12 Days of Christmas’ competition again this year. So, keep an eye on the @RegentStreetW1 and @StJamesLondon Instagram accounts for the chance to win a prize each day from December 1 – 12!
With a curated collection of unique gifts and experiences up for grabs – including group dinners, a stay at the Hotel Café Royal, winter wardrobe staples and a cookery course at The Langham – there’s something to help everyone get into the spirit of Christmas. Throw in your lot if you’re feeling lucky, because you never know, Christmas might just come early!