Whether it is a corporate Christmas party in London, or an exquisite Chrismas dinner for the family, The Wyndham Grand in Chelsea harbour has several Christmas dining in London packages to suit all.
Christmas dinner in London doesn’t come any grander than our Christmas Day Table d’hôte menu, starting with a glass of champagne and an amuse bouche of wild mushroom cappuccino with truffle oil, followed with such delights as crayfish and prawn tian (starter), roasted free range turkey parcel with fondant potato (mains) and chestnut delice (desert). The Christmas Day lunch will be accompanied with live entertainment and all the trimmings for your children to enjoy. (£99 per person)
If you are looking for a superior corporate Christmas party, you might be interested in our Christmas banqueting packages available throughout December.
With a standard package (which is far from ‘standard’), ‘Christmas next to the river’ or even ‘Christmas on the river’, banqueting options are available for all tastes. The river packages also come with a DJ and disco and full event management.
If you want to throw the ultimate corporate Christmas party in London, you should make contact today to see how we can help this become a reality.
Chelsea football club was founded in 1905 and has spent most of its life in the upper echelons of the English league. Chelsea was crowned champions of England in 1955 and in recent times the club has been elevated to an elite European football team.
Comprising of some of the world’s best players, Chelsea FC is considered decidedly dangerous by the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus, A.C Milan and Manchester United.
Much of the club’s real good fortune came when a Russian billionaire, Roman Abramavich bought Chelsea from owner Ken Bates in 2003 for price tag of £140 million. Abramovich didn’t stop spending as he set about buying great players, wielding a buying power that even Manchester United could not match. Managers came and went and with the installation of Jose Mourinho success arrived at the club.
Fifty years after Chelsea had first won the League title they won it again in 2005 and then again in 2006. Other trophies quickly followed under different managers, including the coveted European Champions League trophy.
Chelsea is the only British club to have won all three major European trophies. Throw in a smattering of F.A cups, League cups and Charity Shields and it’s easy to see why the Chelsea fans have taken to Roman!
As if the success that Chelsea has enjoyed under Ambramovich’s ownership wasn’t enough the fans are now even more ecstatic as ‘The Chosen One’ Jose Mourinho returns to the club after his spells with Inter-Milan and Real Madrid.
As you walk through London, in particular Chelsea, you may come across elderly men wearing scarlet uniforms topped with black tricorn hats. Who are these old men flamboyantly and quirkily patrolling the streets of London and what is their history?
Known as the Chelsea Pensioners, this London tradition dates back more than three centuries. Today the Queen honours these individuals, as have many of her predecessors.
It all started in 1682 when King Charles II decided that something must be done for British soldiers who had been wounded in war. Seven years later, King Charles’ ideas were re-enforced when William III introduced a pension system for soldiers who had been wounded or had served the country for 20 years.
The Royal Hospital in Chelsea was still being built during the late 1680s but on completion there was a commodity available known as ‘in-pensioners and out- pensioners’. Those who were in-pensioners lived inside the Royal Hospital and did not receive any money and the out-pensioners did receive money. In 1703 there were only 53 out-pensioners but by 1815 this figure had risen sharply to 36,757. The reason for the sharp rise was mostly due to a relentless and unforgiving individual from France called Napoleon Bonaparte!
Unbelievably this system ran until 1955 when reform took place and army pensions were no longer distributed from the hospital. The in-pensioners henceforth became commonly known as the Chelsea Pensioners.
There are not too many places in London where you can watch a good year’s worth of shows in one weekend for a paltry £4.50 per gig! You may be pleased to learn that great entertainment, which is favourable to your wallet, can be found at the Kings Place festival in September.
The Kings Place opened to the public in 2008 and due to its diverse programme soon established itself as a leading cultural European landmark. This dynamic, award-winning building is now considered as being one of London’s hubs for dialogue, music, art and food.
Every September the Kings Place hosts a diverse music and arts festival and 2013 promises to be the best one yet!
In fact with poetry, comedy, music and other interesting acts suiting a huge range of tastes, diversity certainly sums up the Kings Place Festival 2013. To wash down a heady day of watching some of the finest poets, comedians, orchestras and musicians, you can refresh yourself by joining in the chocolate tasting and beer tasting events – no, don’t worry, not together!
While the arts and the spoken word is fundamentally regarded being an adult’s domain, children are heavily catered for ay the Kings Place Festival. From making some great paper flowers from recycled paper at the Craft Closet to exploring the magical world of Debussy with some of the principle players of the Aurora Orchestra, there are plenty of workshops designated for the youngest members of society.
Musician Sasha Siem was identified by the Guardian newspaper as an artist to watch out for this year. Sasha will be playing songs from her debut album ‘Most of the boys’ on the final day of the Kings Place Festival 2013.
Kensington Palace has been home to many a royal since the 17th century. Presently it is the official residence of the latest Royal baby, Prince George of Cambridge, plus mum and dad of course!
This stylish palace in the Kensington and Chelsea area of London was also home to Diana Princess of Wales as well as the Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret. You can visit the palace and gardens and see for yourself “how the other half lives!”
The Palace was originally known as “Nottingham House” and was bought by King William and Queen Mary from the 2nd Earl of Nottingham for £20,000. King William promptly instructed Sir Christopher Wren to expand and improve the building. This Wren did with his usual visionary aplomb and ever since that time Kensington Palace has been the residency of choice for a long list of Royals.
William and Kate will shortly move up to Princess Margaret’s 20-room dwelling along with baby Prince George and Prince Harry will move into the apartment left vacant by the couple.
It’s a hard life but somebody has to do it!