It’s common knowledge that Clarendon pride themselves on being the experts on London living – but what you may not know is that they are also the experts on how to have the most magical Christmas of all time!
We have put together the ultimate guide to making the most of the festive season if you’re spending it in one of our high-quality Serviced Apartments in London this year. So, pour yourself a mulled wine, sit back, relax, and follow our five steps to living your festive fantasy!
Deck the Halls
Just because you’re not at home for Christmas, it doesn’t mean that you can’t get into the Christmas spirit the same way that you would any other year.
The beauty of a serviced apartment is that you have plenty of room to fill with festive cheer!
You can get your hands on a lovely tabletop tree for less than £5 from Paperchase, not to mention their fabulous selection of fun decorations and lights.
Feel free to hang these around the apartment so that you’re walking into a real winter wonderland!
Create a Christmas Scent-sation
Nothing makes your heart sing at Christmas time like the smell of pine trees, mulled wine, pumpkin spiced lattes and turkey dinner!
You can ensure that your serviced apartment is always filled with welcoming fragrances by investing in some fancy festive scented candles and diffusers.
We absolutely love the Christmas candle range from Yankee Candle and this diffuser from The White Company.
Don’t Let the Bells End
Now that your serviced apartment is filled with sights and smells, the only thing left to perfect are the sounds. So, invest in a speaker – we love this one from Sony and it’s less than £20! – and strike up your ultimate Christmas soundtrack.
If you don’t know where to start, try Spotify’s ultimate Christmas playlist. Even the biggest grinch will be able to find a song on here that gets them feeling festive!
Eat, Drink and be Merry
One of the best things about staying in a serviced apartment through Christmas and New Year is that you have all the comforts of your own home – which includes a fully functioning, high-quality kitchen.
Go crazy with homemade hot chocolate, mince pies and mulled wine!
You can even cook Christmas dinner with all the trimmings and eat it in comfort at a full-size dining table. Or, if you would rather avoid the washing up, there are several fabulous places to get a Christmas dinner in London.
Watch Your Festive Favourite
Everyone’s favourite part of Christmas is snuggling down in your warmest pyjamas, getting a cosy blanket, some snacks, a warm drink and watching Christmas movies.
When you’re staying in a serviced apartment you have the luxury of your own living room with a sofa, TV, and streaming options.
Whether you like getting soppy over Love Actually or getting an adrenaline rush with Die Hard – everyone loves a Christmas Movie, and you don’t have to miss out just because you’re not at home this year!
Speak to your serviced apartment provider about streaming options or go old-school and get some DVDs in.