HILTON HOTELS - CHRISTMAS IN THE CAPITAL 2022
Stay in an ideally located Hilton Hotel in London to be in the heart of all the festivities this season.
No matter the reason for your visit to London over the festive period - there's a Hilton for every traveller. Browse through the selection of hotels you should check out before booking your accommodation this year.
Gaydio's Brett & Connor were lucky enough to visit Hilton London Metropole as part of their Christmas in the Capital tour.
The Gaydio Guide to Hilton Hotels in London
If you're looking at exploring Winter Wonderland and the Christmas Markets during your visit, check out our recommendations for accommodation:
Hilton London Metropole
Located opposite Edgware Road tube station, the hotel is less than a mile from Hyde Park, home to the popular Winter Wonderland. Take an insta-worthy photo of the giant fireplace in the hotel’s lobby and enjoy a seasonal cocktail at the hotel’s Bow Bar - a vibrant space serving late-afternoon and night-time drinks.
London Hilton on Park Lane
The first hotel to open in the UK, London Hilton on Park Lane boasts panoramic views of Hyde Park and London. This hotel is within half a mile of Green Park and Buckingham Palace, and just one tube stop from the London Eye and Big Ben should you wish to do some festive sightseeing. It offers an award-winning restaurant Galvins at Windows, a sky bar on the 28th floor, and specialty afternoon teas for some festive indulgence.
Hilton London Hyde Park
This Edwardian-era hotel sits opposite Hyde Park, home of Winter Wonderland. Kensington Palace, Paddington, and the Royal Albert Hall are within a mile away. Enjoy delicious French cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant, Aubaine, currently serving a festive set-menu
Hilton London Bankside
Shakespeare's Globe, the Millenium Bridge, and the Tate Modern art gallery are about a five-minute walk from this hotel on London's South Bank. Ideally located for taking a stroll along the Thames under twinkling lights through the Southbank Winter Market where one can enjoy scrumptious street food and indulgent drinks from traditional Alpine style chalets.
Or maybe you're looking to do a Christmas shop until you drop? Here's our recommendations for a stay in London:
Hilton London Kensington
Just blocks away from Shepherd’s Bush Underground station, the hotel is also a 10 minute walk from Westfield London shopping centre where Christmas shopping is in full swing with festive events in the winter village including an outdoor ice rink.
Hilton London Olympia
The hotel is steps from the shops of Kensington High Street, passing the gardens of Holland Park along the way – ideal for a spot of Christmas shopping under the Victorian themed Christmas lights this year linked to Kensington Palace’s celebration of the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth.
DoubleTree by Hilton London - Marble Arch
The hotel's 18th-century building is ideally located around the corner from Oxford Street shopping – adorned with recycled plastic Christmas lights and 5,000 dangling stars making them more sustainable and efficient than traditional bulbs.
Hilton London Wembley
Find this hotel just steps from Wembley Stadium, The OVO Arena, and shopping at London Designer Outlet. Boasting views of Wembley stadium, the hotel also features an indoor pool with sauna and steam room to relax in at the end of a busy day out.
Planning to see a show during your visit to the Capital over the festive season? These Hilton Hotels are in just the right spot:
The Waldorf Hilton, London
Blending Edwardian grandeur with modern comfort, the Waldorf Hilton, London sits in the center of London’s glitzy theatre district – ideally located to catch a festive show or simply immersive yourself in the festive atmosphere of Covent Garden, just a short walk away.
Hampton By Hilton London Waterloo
Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo is a short walk from Waterloo Station and the Old Vic Theatre. Catch a show at the Southbank Centre or simply explore Southbank’s Winter markets. Enjoy complimentary hot breakfast and free WiFi at this hotel.
Whilst you're exploring the festivities in London, there's a Hilton Hotel perfectly suited to your visit:
DoubleTree by Hilton London - Tower of London
Ideally located just a five-minute walk from the Thames and Tower of London which has a local Christmas Market by the River until the 2nd January 2023 Alternatively stay in and enjoy skyline views with classic cocktails at the hotel’s popular rooftop bar, Savage Garden.
Hilton London Tower Bridge
One block away from the Thames and beautiful Tower of London, this hotel is also ideally located for exploring other local attractions such as Hay’s Galleria, HMS Belfast, and the popular Borough Market, where festive specialities including brandy infused mulled wine can be enjoyed.
Hart Shoreditch Hotel London, Curio Collection by Hilton
Hart Shoreditch Hotel London, Curio Collection by Hilton draws inspiration from the area’s rich industrial history and combines this with beautiful craftsmanship. Old-world charm meets contemporary design in this welcoming hotel.
And if you're looking to soak up the atmosphere under the bright lights of The City, here's where we think you should stay:
Hilton London Canary Wharf
The hotel is located a short walk from Canary Wharf Underground station where the Elizabeth line connects to The O2 Arena in under 10 minutes and West End in about 20 minutes. Enjoy London’s city buzzing for the festive season.
DoubleTree by Hilton London - Docklands Riverside
Set along the River Thames, the hotel's 17th-century building once housed London's last dry shipbuilding dock. Today, it offers river-view balconies, a waterside terrace, and a warm DoubleTree cookie at check-in. Tower Bridge is within three miles and The O2 is five miles away. The hotel has a free ferry to Canary Wharf which is seen across the river from the hotel ablaze with its festive lights.