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Portrait of a couple posing by a ice rink near Thistle Hotels

What not to miss this season

There aren’t many cities better than London for variety of activities with world-famous museums, theatres, art galleries, beautiful architecture and iconic monuments, the city is bursting with delights. Here are a few must-see attractions and highlights to enjoy this season.

Performance in The Globe Theatre near Thistle Hotels

Visit the Globe Theatre

Head to the Globe Theatre this winter, between 20 and 30 December, for a magical portrayal of Hans Christian Andersen‘s fairy tale The Fir Tree. This family-oriented, interactive storytelling in the Globe, transformed into a forest, is an interactive experience.
Enjoy tree-decorating and carol-singing with a warming glass of hot chocolate or mulled wine under the stars.

People skating in Natural History Museum near Thistle Hotels

Ice skating at the Natural History Museum

Book a magical ice-skating session outside the Natural History Museum this year. Set against the backdrop of the impressive Waterhouse building, the ice rink offers accessible skating, as well as penguins for the little ones. Warm up with tea, coffee, hot chocolate or mulled wine at the Cafe Bar or head indoors to explore the museum with the kids.

Ice skating is available till 16 January 2022. Book in advance online.

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Exterior night view of The London Palladium near Thistle Hotels

Pantoland at the Palladium

This December, head to Pantoland at the Palladium for a hilarious seasonal pantomime with all your favourite pantomime stars, including famous performer Donny Osmond. He's joined by a whole host of pantomime stars for a wonderful feel-good show full of laughter and fun!

From 4 December to 9 January 2022

A woman in a white dress holding a nutcracker at Thistle Hotels

English national ballet Nutcracker at the London Coliseum

A wonderful treat for the family, the unforgettable Nutcracker ballet is brought to life with over 100 dancers and musicians playing Tchaikovsky’s popular score live. Delightful choreography and a classic story make this a perfect Christmas family tradition.

Showing from 16 December to 8 January 2022. 

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