Need a memorable Christmas gift? Discover the Spirit of Christmas Fair

An internal view of the Olympia Exhibition Centre's roof, LondonDuring the festive period, Olympia exhibition centre in London will be playing host to the veritable home of Christmas shopping, the Spirit of Christmas Fair.  The popular annual event includes new collections of independent boutiques, which have all been approved by domestic powerhouse, House and Garden.

Branded ‘the home of Christmas shopping’, the Spirit of Christmas Fair comprises of more than 600 companies presenting their giftware and festive products to the eager shoppers of London – and importantly, which can’t be found on the high street.

Offering a wide range of seasonal products, from festive accessories and interior decorations to gorgeous bespoke gift items, all under one roof, the fair is the perfect place to combine a day out and tackle the yearly festive shop in one.

Highlights of the fair include the House and Garden workshop and Designer Guild’s gorgeous homeware and accessories collection.  Tickets cost £17.50 and can be purchased online.

What’s more, after your trip to the fair, why not prolong the Christmas atmosphere with a trip to DUKES London to take advantage of our amazing offers?

Image courtesy of Christine Matthews

Find your festive cheer early at the Spirit of Christmas Fair

Coventry Street in London full of Christmas decorationsSome complain that Christmas is starting earlier and earlier every year. Others love it. Whether you love it or not we’d always recommend a visit to the Spirit of Christmas Fair at the Olympia Exhibition Centre.

There is no longer an excuse not to visit London or to leave your Christmas shopping until the last minute. The Spirit of Christmas Fair hosts a range of exhibitors meaning you should be able to find the perfect gift for anyone. Whether it’s a special bottle of fine whiskey for your dad or a toy that your little sister will treasure forever, you should be able to find it here.

Just a District Line tube ride away from DUKES Hotel, the Olympia is a grand exhibition hall and will be packed with stunning, independent retailers, as well as a number of fantastic food and drinks stalls, meaning you can wine and dine in luxury until your heart’s content.

What’s more, not only will the fair provide you with some brilliant ideas for your Christmas presents, but it will also feature the team from House and Garden magazine, who will be offering some of their best tips on how to make the most of your home.

Even if you’ve been a good shopper and bought all your presents early, there is still plenty for you to see. Fashion, art, health & beauty and furniture are just some of the offerings that will be on show.

Running from 30th October until 4th November, there really is no excuse for not taking in the Fair and rediscovering your Christmas spirit early.

Entry for one day is £17.50 if you book in advance, but if that’s not enough you can always buy an unlimited entry ticket for just £27, giving you up to six days of shopping heaven.

Whilst you’re in London, why not take in a show, or even one of our famous martinis? You could make it an extra special weekend by staying in one of our Deluxe Suites. Whatever you do, please do try and make sure you enjoy the festive spirit, which is slowly building in the capital at the moment.

Image courtesy of Elliott Brown