Christmas in London is a truly magical experience. Beneath the sparkling lights and amidst the buzzing festive atmosphere are a host of events, markets and venues laying on sack-fuls of Christmas cheer.

Thistle is here to be your home from home in the capital and each one of our seven central London hotels can be found at the very heart of the seasonal action – a mere hop, skip and a jump from so much festive fun. But it isn’t always easy to know where to begin when planning your trip with so much going on.

Don’t worry! Our interactive LondonCovered map and itinerary planner is about to come to your rescue.

We’ve teamed up with the rest of the glh Hotels family to bring you the ultimate in London know-how and planning. Now it couldn’t be easier to create and plan your London Christmas trip, from locating the best accommodation to exploring all the day-time and night-time entertainment nearby. You can use the filters to tell it what you’re looking for (foodie heaven, a shopping spree or something more family friendly for example) and you’ll get lots of great suggestions on how and where you can get the most out of a merry Christmas stay in our awesome capital city.

Create your own trip

Wouldn’t it be great if you could save all these great festive events and venues into your very own tailor-made itinerary to save, print or bring along with you…? Well you can!

Simply select the ‘Add to Trip’ button for all the points of interest you’d like to visit and then you’ll find your very own itinerary being creating in the ‘Your Trip’ section. Simply create an account then you can build, save and share your very own personally created itineraries in just a few short minutes.

If you need some inspiration, you’ll also find some trips we made earlier in the ‘Trip Library’ that you can browse by interest and these you can use and share in the same way.

Your emailed itinerary will be a printable PDF with lots of key visitor information including open hours and address of each of your locations so you’ll be armed with everything you need for a stress-free, fun adventure in London. Use it any time of year to know exactly where you’re going in the city. After all, it is our job to make you feel right at home here in London.

It’s time to visit: and get started!