London can be truly magical during the winter months, and Paddington is a great place to visit with loved ones. Whether you’re a couple visiting the city for the first time or repeat guests hoping to make the most of your trip this December, you can rely on this guide to help you find some of the most festive ways to spend the afternoon together…
Have lunch at The Montcalm
At the Montcalm Shoreditch there’s no better way to show you care than to treat your guest to a meal to a delicious festive lunch. Our on-site restaurant and bar is the ideal place to start your afternoon in style. With some serious culinary punch, the food on offer has a French flair mixed with all the best bits of traditional British comfort food, making it ideal for a winter treat for the two of you. There are plenty of delicious flavours on offer and a fantastic atmosphere, so if you’re hoping to treat your partner to something truly special and ultra festive, this is a great way to do just that.
Enjoy a Cocktail Masterclass at Lockhouse
Another great way to get into the festive spirit in Paddington, Lockhouse is offering a range of fantastic Christmas Cocktail Masterclasses, tailored to individual guests. Booking a session is quick and simple via the website, and each masterclass offers a fantastic, fun lesson which lasts around an hour. You’ll learn how to make some festive treats and can wow your family and friends this Christmas with your newfound skills, picked up during your stay at Montcalm at the Brewery.
Indulge in an Afternoon Tea
At The Montcalm, we offer one of the city’s best afternoon tea experiences – and we’re up against some tough competition! The Montcalm Afternoon Tea is a treat all year round, but particularly special when shared with a loved one during the festive season. Blending traditional and contemporary tastes, there’s plenty of variety on offer, all with a quintessentially English style. Whether going for the Champagne afternoon tea, the Gentleman’s afternoon tea, a healthy spin on the trend with a ‘Tea-Tox’, or simply going for the traditional version, you’re sure to find one which ticks all the boxes.
Take a Winter Walk
Just a stone’s throw from Paddington Station, you’re close to some of the city’s most incredible green spaces. This is a fantastic way to see London from a different perspective, as many visitors assume there’s not much nature around. In actual fact, it’s everywhere!
Whether you head to buzzing Hyde Park, or the elegant surroundings of Kensington Gardens, you’ll be in a true winter wonderland. There’s even the lovely Little Venice close by, filled with canal boats and aquatic life which will put a spring in your step this December. At all of these locations, you’ll find there’s plenty happening, as London’s parks are rarely lacking in events! Christmas helps take this up a notch, ensuring a romantic afternoon stroll with a difference.