London Docklands is a riverside neighborhood overlooking the Thames that offers something different for the festive season. The grand architecture of London Docklands dominates the London skyline and you’ll find landmark attractions there, such as the Gherkin, the Walkie-Talkie and St Catherine’s Dock.
Doubletree By Hilton London – Docklands Riverside is closely located to Canary Wharf and the 02; both popular hubs for entertainment and shopping. Getting there is easy by London tube or the Docklands Light Railway, but we recommend travelling on the Thames Clipper for the ultimate scenic journey across the River. The newly opened Icon at the 02 is a great choice for festive shopping where you’ll find international designer brands and British favorites all under one roof.
Greenwich is another East London neighborhood to explore, home to one of London’s biggest Maritime attractions – the Cutty Sark. It’s one of the world’s celebrated historic sailing ships and was once the fastest of its time. Now it’s an award-winning visitor attraction with expert guides tell the story of life on the ocean waves. There are a string of winter events at the Cutty Sark throughout December including an exclusive Opera evening with a festive twist.
After a day exploring the East end, a restful night at the DoubleTree by Hilton Docklands London – Riverside offers the perfect remedy to relax. Your stay begins with a warm chocolate chip cookie at check-in, and a choice of spacious rooms to kick back and unwind. The hotel is also home to destination restaurant Columbia with a heated terrace to enjoy great food and creative cocktails overlooking the river.
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