Here’s Why You Should Stay in a Pub on Your Visit to Winter Wonderland

With the much-anticipated return of everyone’s favourite snow-capped destination upon us, Hyde Park once again opens its arms to the mass of Winter Wonderland goers. Popular among Londoners and tourists alike, this enchanting experience runs from 19th November – 3rd January and is certain to be a magnificent event, with over 2 million people expected to attend. But fear not, festivity-seeking visitors travelling from far and wide, for there is plenty of room at the inns this Christmastime.

Suffice to say, since the last time Winter Wonderland was open in 2019, we have spent enough time apart, locked in our bedrooms. This year, why not break the monotony of hotel stays and treat yourself and you loved ones to the gift of gold after your time in Wonderland – a stay in a pub. Your visit will have a myriad of benefits, from close proximity and inimitable pub ambience, to your support of a particularly hard-hit industry.

Whether your priority is location, character or price, here’s a trio of London pubs that offer something for everyone, ensuring the magic of your trip is continued long after you exit the gates of Hyde Park.


Aragon House, Parsons Green

Hitting the sweet spot between vintage and modern, this grade II listed building is dressed in plush interiors and bold colours, with an art deco inspired restaurant and a bar named Arthur’s. Let’s just say you’re guaranteed a side order of character with every cocktail, ale and plate of food. 0.2 miles from Parsons Green tube station, your journey from Winter Wonderland will total under twenty minutes, perfect if you have had one too many egg nogs, or are eager to get back and further indulge in a night of seasonal jollity with a warm and cosy backdrop.

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The One Tun, Holborn

From A Christmas Carol to Oliver Twist – why not continue your evening of fancy with a Dickensian Christmas and stay in the pub featured as ‘The Three Cripples’ in the story of everyone’s favourite orphan, Oliver Twist. Located a stones-throw away from Farringdon and Chancery Lane stations, this charming pub boasts great links around the city, as well as easy access to mainline network, so as to make your journey home the next day that bit easier. With eight boutique rooms to choose from, this pub is perfect for those who wish to continue the magic of their night in style.

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The Hayden, Notting Hill

If, however, explicit modernity is your thing, The Hayden may be the one for you. With a contemporary European-inspired menu, extensive wine list and stylish accommodation, this pub is the ideal resting place for those who wish to return from Winter Wonderland to a peaceful atmosphere in a perfect location. Your room will place you ten minutes from Kensington Palace and Gardens, and less than three miles from Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly Circus, ideal for those with a two-birds-one-stone mentality, as you can easily hit up some of the Capital’s best-known spots.

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This article was written by Abby Henson, a literature graduate and city blogger navigating the labyrinthine streets of London.
Photo by Pablo Soriano on Unsplash


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