Top Five Places to Enjoy the Perfect Christmas Lunch in Central London

mabels-londonFrom traditional classics to contemporary cuisine, the restaurants surrounding our Central London serviced apartments always come into their own during the Christmas period. This year is certainly no exception, with a number of top restaurants offering unique festive lunch menus throughout December, and on Christmas Day itself.

If you’re planning to celebrate early as part of your Christmas break in the capital, or if you’re staying with Smart City Apartments on December 25th and are looking to dine out, here’s our guide to the top places to enjoy the perfect Christmas lunch, all within a short distance of our Central London accommodation.


29-30 Maiden Lane, WC2E 7J

Guests staying with us at our Oxford Street serviced apartments this December are spoiled for choice when it comes to Christmas cuisine.

From traditional festive fayre to dishes that offer something decidedly different, there’s a whole host of restaurants in the surrounding areas that all offer Christmas lunches worth writing home about. …Read More

Free Christmas events for families in London

Christmas is London is an amazing experience, but with children in tow, the price of entertaining them throughout the festive period can soon add up. So once you’ve done all the paid-for stuff, like panto and ice skating, it’s time to check out the best free family entertainment the capital has to offer throughout December.

Hyde Park Winter WonderlandWinter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park has become something of a Christmas traditional since it first opened its doors in 2007. Entry to the festive extravaganza is free – you only pay for rides you want to go on, there is no charge for wandering around the Christmas markets and soaking up the Yuletide vibe.

And what’s more, Father Christmas is in residence (and free to visit) dispensing small gifts to those little ones who have been very good all year!

Harrods toy department and Hamleys toy shop

OK, so if you give in to the kids demands, visiting toy shops could prove an expensive day out, but in the run up to Christmas, both Hamleys (Regent Street) and Harrods (Knightsbridge) are a kids’ paradise, with product demonstrations, Christmas departments and an all-round festive vibe. In other words, must visit places for little ones …Read More