A Socially-Distanced Christmas In London
Christmas in London is always a magical time and 2020 is no different but of course it comes with some important reminders. We know you’ve heard it a hundred times before but we do urge you follow the latest coronavirus regulations and guidance when you’re out and about in London this Christmas and don’t forget to stay safe and act responsibly.
Here at The Collingham Apartments we have a Covid-19 Duty of Care which outlines our commitment to the health and hygiene of all our guests while you are staying with us, but while you are in this fantastic city, there are still lots of great things to do in London over Christmas for the whole family!
London’s Christmas Lights
In amongst the lockdowns, the restrictions on what we can do and where we can go, the general feeling of ‘will this ever end’ and the dark winter nights, there is light at the end of the tunnel in the form of London’s Christmas lights.
This year, the famous lights are dedicated to the NHS and essential workers, all of whom have worked tirelessly and selflessly over the past 10 months or so. They’re all on now (even though there was no celebrity switch-on ceremony) and you can find a list of the best Christmas lights in London here, including some which are a metaphorical stone’s throw from the Collingham Apartments.
At the time of writing, London will be subject to Tier 2 after the national lockdown on December 2nd with theatres able to open with very limited capacity, however we’re unsure as to how many of London’s entertainment venues will be open and available to accept visitors.
Of course, it’s always useful to stay abreast of the latest government guidelines but that absolutely won’t stop you from enjoying London’s incredible culture from the warmth and comfort of your apartment at the Collingham – just ensure you’ve had all your wonderful Christmas food delivered so you can relax and enjoy London from your home from home.
Many of London’s arts venues are streaming live events and performances and you can also watch live webcams from amazing places such as the National Gallery, the Houses of Parliament, the Natural History Museum and you can even (virtually) ride London Underground’s Mail Rail.
You can find tours of the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey as well as lots of virtual exhibitions and if you think you know your Bach from your Beethoven or your Schubert from your Stravinsky, the London Symphony Orchestra have a very highbrow quiz every Tuesday.
Check out the list of what you can do virtually in London this Christmas here.
101 Things To Do In London
This incredible list of things to do in London from visitlondon.com is jam-packed full of festivities, events and activities for the whole family and each has their own Covid-19 safety measures in place, from pre-booked slots, special queues, socially-distanced seating, one-way systems and sanitising stations.
You can still have fun but please be careful!
Christmas & New Year at the Collingham Apartments
All being well we’ll be back to normal next Christmas but this year, Covid-19 has affected all of us, directly or indirectly. Virtually everyone has had to make changes to how they live their lives, some more dramatic than others, but one thing we can guarantee you when you book your stay at the Collingham Apartments is that the changes we have made have the safety of our staff and guests as our absolute priority.
Read our Duty of Care to find out for yourself the commitments we have made to ensure your health, safety and well-being are at the very top of our list of priorities but we are also fully aware that you have choice about where to stay in London so to tempt you, we have some incredible benefits for you:
Check out our Book Direct Benefits where as well as offering you our guaranteed best rates, your apartment will be deep cleaned and sanitised before you arrive and you’ll find a complementary welcome pack on your arrival as well as early and late check in and out.
With our Book Direct and Save offer, we will always offer you the best online rate, and often make further discounts available for you of up to 30% off our best flexible rates as well as our complementary welcome pack and early and late check in and out.
As always, we look forward to welcoming you to your home away from home and if you have any questions at all, please contact us and our staff will be delighted to tell you everything you need to know.