Christmas is one of the very best times of year to book cheap coach hire to London – a lot of effort goes in to making the city beautiful for the yuletide season, which you’ll notice as soon as you get off the bus.
If you’re keen to really get Christmassy while you’re in the capital, make sure you head off to Notting Hill where you’ll find The Churchill Arms, which is making a play for the title of Britain’s most festive pub.
According to the BBC, the watering hole has been decorated with over 20,000 lights (incredible!) and the inside and outside of the pub have been decorated with 90 trees – a feat that took the decorating team around a week and a half to finish.
Apparently, landlord Gerry O’Brien strives to do something different each and every year, and lavish decorations have now become something of a tradition. “We want to make the lights look better every year and it really does make a striking impression,” he said.
While you’re in the Notting Hill area, make sure you go to Portobello Market which is one of the best of its kind to be found in London. Main market days are Friday and Saturday, although you will find a smaller market there during the week. The perfect place to pick up a few last-minute Christmas presents!
There are also lots of great restaurants and cafes here, from The Electric Diner and Bumpkin to Notting Hill Kitchen, Essenza and Hereford Road.