Let’s be honest, there’s no place like London for Christmas. The capital city is brimming with things to do to get you into the festive cheer, including visiting Santa at Harrods, tucking into mulled wine at Winter Wonderland and ice skating outside the National History Museum. Due to how popular London is throughout December, the whole city can often be consumed by chaos. However, here at Happy massage we truly believe you can take a much more relaxed approach to Christmas while still being in London, let’s introduce you to Covent Garden..
With chic boutiques, traditional British pubs and fresh market cuisine, Covent Garden feels a far cry from the bustling streets of London. Despite this, the cute colourful terraces are classified as London’s Central Zone – and are just in 10 minutes reach of Westminster, Liverpool Street and Marylebone. Covent Garden is a hidden gem when it comes to Christmas shopping, indulging in the magical festivities and escaping the grinds of London. Here are our top picks of things to do in Covent Garden this Christmas..
Late night shopping and carols
Let’s be honest, London isn’t short of places to go shopping. With ample of high-street chains on Oxford Street, copious department stores in Kensington and high-end designer shops in Chelsea – it’s no surprise that millions of shoppers flock to London in time for Christmas. However, due to how popular London is shopping over the festive period can be very stressful. However, instead of choosing to do your Christmas purchases online or venturing out to a shopping destination outside of the Central Zone then why not take a trip to Covent Garden instead? There might be no Debenhams or Marks and Spencer, but Covent Garden boasts many independent boutiques where you can stock up on gifts for loved ones. The West London district has more than 200 stores selling anything from hand-made toys, bespoke jewellery and vintage clothing. Covent Garden Market also boasts delicious world-renowned cuisine, where you can kick back and relax as you take a well-earned break from your Christmas shopping. During Thursday 6th, 13th and 20th December, Covent Garden stores are keeping their doors open until 9pm, with festive carol singers and choirs entertaining shoppers throughout their visit. If you’re looking to beat the grinds of inner-London Christmas shopping then Covent Garden is well worth a trip.
Ice skate at Somerset House
If you’re looking to fully get into the swing of Winter’s festivities, then you cannot beat a spot of ice skating. The good news is that London is brimming with places to take to the skates this Christmas. Here at Happy Massage we truly recommend a visit to the rink at Somerset House, which provides a truly magical and festive skating experience. Here a breath-taking Christmas tree takes centre stage, while beautiful fairy lights can be found on every corner of the spacious rink. As well as traditional ice skating, ice skaters can enjoy a series of Skate Late nights – which feature an array of world-class DJs taking to the rink side decks. And the fun isn’t over once you hang up your skates, as there’s also the opportunity to warm up and enjoy a mulled wine or hot cider in the Skate Lounge. The Winter fun can also be continued in the Fortnum’s Lodge Bar, which along with festive favourites, punters can tuck into a range of cocktails and spirits. Skate tickets start from just £11.
An erotic massage at Happy Massage
Baby it’s cold outside throughout December, so why not warm up and escape the stresses of Central London with an erotic massage? The Happy Massage parlour based in the heart of Covent Garden is offering super lavish, authentic and professional Asian massages in Covent Garden from just £120 per hour for an hour session. Here you can enjoy a delicious array of five star services including body to body, Nuru and Tantric massage – complete with the happy ending or the full service package. There are many reasons to treat yourself to an erotic massage in December. It erases all of your Christmas stresses, prevents common colds and boosts your mindset – not to mention the sensations are extremely euphoric! Due to extensive demand, the parlour is open between 10am to 3am throughout everyday in December (excluding Christmas Day) and is situated just a stone throw away from Covent Garden tube station. Call the booking team today to discuss availability