Every year the tradition of Christmas pantomime brings happiness to families, especially children. Pantomimes contains song, dance, comedy, slapstick, magic, innuendo- riddled word-play, cross- dressing, and audience participation. Pantomimes are typically based on traditional children’s fairy stories, and this year, this Christmas; there are a lot of offers. This year sees the largest number of stars taking on lead roles including Henry Winkler playing the crocodyliphobic pirate in Peter Pan at the Richmond Theatre. Aladdin can take you to a magical carpet ride. Rub the magic lamp and enter to this fun fairytale world, along with Jo Brand in Aladdin at the New Wimbledon Theatre.
If one pantomime is not enough, how about ‘The Potted Pantomime’ at the Vaudeville Theatre. This show offers 70 minutes of fun and brings you the best from seven classic pantomimes. Until 5th of January laugh with this great show.
If you prefer something more traditional how about Cinderella at Beck Theatre. As a traditional Christmas pantomime, this is an unmissable treat for the festive season.
There’s so much more to see during this merry season. Why not stay in a hotel, in central London? Paddington it’s quite central and with several low cost hotels, 3 star hotels. Hyde Park Hotels (www.hydeparkhotels.com) it’s only one minute walking from Paddington Station and five minutes walking from Lancaster Gate tube station. If you would like to bring your family to see any of these pantomimes shows and make them comfortable, you are in the right place. Book with us and get the best discount of the season.
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Get into the festive mood and enjoy carol concerts. Keep reading to find out where to go this year and experience the best carol singing, Christmas services and festive concerts in London. The most popular events include Midnight Mass at St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. St Paul’s Cathedral is the spiritual home of Great Britain. This year St Paul’s hosts a series of concerts throughout all month of December. The Royal Albert Hall presents the most traditional Christmas celebration, Carols by Candlelight, mixing sing- along carols with readings from Charles Dickens and the Scriptures.
Southwark Cathedral has a number of festive carol concerts, as well. Most of the performers are members of the Cathedral Choir.
Westminster Abbey has been at the centre of royal and religious life of Britain. These events are very popular so it is advisable to book in advance for the services of lessons & Carols on Monday 23rd December at 6pm and Christmas Eve at 4pm.
St Martin in the Fields offers a seasonal glow throughout December with a range of services and carols. And of course Trafalgar Square offers a truly memorable Christmas experience with the famous Christmas Tree & Carols in the square.
If you are coming to London just to enjoy the spirit of Christmas feel free and come to visit our 3 star hotels in Paddington. Westpoint Hotel and Abbey Court Hotel offers the best comfort and gives you a warm Christmas. Visit our website at www.westpointhotel.com / www.abbeycourthotel.com and see the best offers we have this Christmas.
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London is full of light and Christmas decorations, trees filled with angels and carol singing. London is especially magical at this time of the year. Walking down the street, wherever you go, it is possible to feel the spirit. People smiling, with their eyes full of joy.
On the Southbank along the river, the Winter Festival is a big attraction. Walk along the river, to experience a different Christmas market; where you can enjoy the carousel and other rides for your children. Close to Southbank is Paddington where you can find a 3 star hotel with great Christmas decorations. There are several hotels in Paddington that never loose their elegant touch. Westpoint Hotel is one such hotel.
Why not enjoy this Christmas spirit with some contemporary music, and intimate performances, as well? Until 17th December enjoy Music Winter Festival in Spitalfields. This magic show is only 20 minutes away from Paddington Station.
So come to London, enjoy your stay with us, and appreciate our discounts. You can book through our website and get a Christmas gift from us. Go to www.westpointhotel.com.
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