Category Archives: London’s West End

Christmas in London – B+B Style!

At B+B Belgravia, we are right in the heart of Christmas in London. Just a short walk from Victoria station, and along Ebury Street and you are transported into a Winter Wonderland of independent boutiques, gift shops and high end coffee houses and eateries. What a way to prepare for an indulgent Christmas in style!

The Annual Belgravia Street Party

The Annual Belgravia Street Party

We want to share with you a selection of our favourite Festive events and highlights – a proper London insiders view!

The Window Displays

Without even entering the stores, the displays are fabulous! Here are a few of the most iconic and wonderful Christmas windows in London, each with their own theme to entice you in..

Fortnum & Mason have a Christmas Past theme with scenes of the River Thames frozen over. It was tradition to host great markets and events on the frozen waters and F&M have adorned  their windows with indulgent goodies and gifts all available inside!

Christmas Window Display

F&M Christmas Window Display

Harrods is a must on the Christmas Window Display trail – just take a look at this Land of Make Believe – only Stella McCartney ballerina’s and fairies! Anyone not tempted to go inside the big wide doors must be seriously Bah-Humbug!

Land of Make Believe

Harrods – Land of Make Believe

Ice -skating at The Natural History Museum

A visit to the NHM is a joy in itself – the walls ooze history and secrets. Watching children’s faces light up at the huge dinosaur displays is something for the memory bank for sure! Imagine combining a trip with real ice-skating outside? Well – it’s all possible until January 5th – wrap up warm!…although there is a great cafe for hot chocolate and sticky buns..oh and mulled wine!

Ice Skating with Dinosaurs

Ice Skating with Dinosaurs

Carols at St Pauls Cathedral

After the indulgence and adrenalin of shopping, sight-seeing and mulled wine, take a pause to remember the spiritual significance of Christmas. Regardless of religion or background, this super special event will leave you spell-bound and tingling. Soak in all the magic of this time of year with carol singing and tradition in one of London’s most significant buildings.

..and breathe. St Paul's Cathedral

..and breathe. St Paul’s Cathedral


…so there you have our taster of London at Christmas B+B Style! This is just a taster – book your stay, enjoy our WINTER2014 promotional rate and let us help you soak up the best city on the planet this Christmas!


Roald Dahl Comes to the Stage in London

As one of the busiest cities in the world, arguably rivalled in it’s atmosphere and energy only by the iconic New York City in the US, London can absolutely guarantee to play host to an activity that any individual, regardless of taste, ability or preference can partake in and enjoy. Upcoming in the Summer of 2013 therefore, there’s an exciting new theatre production coming to town which tickets will become available for soon – looking for a place to stay while you take the trip? You know where we are!

Roald Dahl is regarded as one of the top children’s authors in the world and has been entertaining adults and children alike for decades. This year marks the 50th anniversary of his much-loved children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and what better way to celebrate the milestone than by seeing the story told to you live on stage!

The brand new stage adaptation will premier in London in June at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and promises to be as exciting and memorable as both film versions have been. The story is brought to life through music and lyrics written by the same people who brought us the hit musicals Hairspray and Smash and stars former Young One actor, Nigel Planer, as Grandpa Joe.

Award-winning playwright David Greig is the one responsible for bringing us the stage adaptation of the musical and is well known for bringing classic productions such as The Bacchae and Tintin to the modern stage. The story has been regarded as fantastical, yet it also has strong moral lessons about greed and sinfulness and as it was a cautionary tale for many new parents when they were children, so shall it be for the new generation of golden ticket hopefuls!

London’s West End is world-renowned and the perfect place to start your children’s fascination with theatre. It’s also a wonderful way to reignite your own passion for it as well as being a fantastic opportunity to spend some quality time with both your children and your own inner child.

If you’re planning a weekend away in London to watch one of the many shows in the west end, why not stay at our bed and breakfast in the heart of London’s theatre district.