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Christmas in England

Dress up for a white-linen-and-lashings-of-cream tea at Fortnum & Mason's, pay tribute to Tiny Tim with a visit to Dickens's house, and go to a Victorian music hall to see a pantomime of "Cinderella."

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Themes: Family · Holiday Travel

Inspired by: Christmas to Go — by Catherine Calvert, Published Sep. 2005

Hotels (5)

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    The Gore

    Situated on a tree-lined street between Knightsbridge and Kensington, near Hyde Park and the Royal Albert Hall, the Gore is a thoroughly British bo

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    Landmark Trust

    Established by Sir John Smith as a building preservation charity, this organization restores and rents more than 190 landmark residences in Britain

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    Knightsbridge Hotel

    The look is traditional English contemporary—bold patterns and plumped-up pillows meet granite-and-oak bathrooms and sandstone fireplaces—at this 4

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    Ickworth Hotel

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    Cotswold House

    The rooms are thick with over-the-top modern furniture and the main restaurant, Juliana's, is so formal you need to bring dress-up clothes. Though,

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    Sally Clarke's

    Part of Clarke’s restaurant in the Kensington area, this shop sells a range of food products, as well as complete dishes like roasted-chicken pie a

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    Royal Albert Hall

    Established in 1871, the Royal Albert Hall fulfilled Prince Albert’s vision for a central hall to promote the arts and sciences. Located in South K

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    Geffrye Museum

    Taking visitors on a journey through time, the Geffrye Museum offers a unique look at English middle-class life from the 1600s to present day. Loca

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    Dennis Severs House

    Inside this 1724 Georgian residence is a “still-life drama” created by late American artist Dennis Severs. Severs, who lived here from 1979 until h

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    Fortnum and Mason

    For quintessentially English products (edible and non), head to this purveyor of high-quality provisions; it’s been in business for more than 300 y

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    Lunchtime Concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields

    It's common knowledge that many of London's greatest museums—the British Museum, V&A, National Gallery, Tate Modern—don’t charge admission, but don

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    Borough Market

    Crammed with stalls, pubs, shops, and small restaurants, Borough Market is London's grazing central. Come early on Thursday or Friday and avoid the

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    Sadler's Wells Theatre

    Just east of Regent's Park, Sadler's Wells is a performance venue dedicated solely to the art of dance, including tango, experimental, hip-hop, and

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