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Christmas at The Athenaeum

This year, Christmas will be bigger and better than ever before, with the festivities starting early. Picture the twinkling lights on Oxford Street and the warm glow from cosy pubs, serving mulled cider. Whether you’re joining us at The Athenaeum for a festive feast or an indulgent break, expect Champagne-fuelled celebrations all season long.

Christmas Breaks

Enjoy the festivities with a luxurious stay here at The Athenaeum. We have plenty of rooms and suites overlooking a frost-covered Green Park, which is perfect for couples. Elsewhere, if you’re looking to stay with family, we have a range of traditional townhouses which are spacious and modern and will provide the unforgettable Christmas that you deserve. Christmas lunch is not included and must be booked separately.


Christmas Tree at The View

12 Days of Christmas Fun!

This festive season, we’re rolling out a special treat for our little guests! Immerse your youngsters in the magic of the holidays with an exciting itinerary of arts and crafts. From crafting winter wonders to creating festive masterpieces, there’s something delightful for every little artist. Join us in making cherished holiday memories!

The itinerary includes:

  • Day 1 – Letters to Santa
  • Day 2 – Gingerbread decorating
  • Day 3 – Christmas games
  • Day 4 – Elf on the Shelf
  • Day 5 – Making Snowflakes
  • Day 6 – Christmas charades
  • Day 7 – Making Christmas Cards
  • Day 8 – Making a Christmas Wreath
  • Day 9 – Nativity word bank
  • Day 10 – Christmas musical statues
  • Day 11 – Christmas musical chairs
  • Day 12 – Pass the parcel


12 Days of Christmas

Festive Menus

Indulge in 116 at The Athenaeum’s fantastic festive menus from Monday 24th November.

Tasting Menu

Five courses for just £50 per person, or £90 per person with a wine flight with classic, vegetarian and vegan menu options to choose from. Dishes include cured salmon, pickled cucumber, beetroot relish, horseradish and dill, and braised venison haunch, red cabbage, salsify and dauphinoise potato.

Set Menu
Perfect for reuniting with friends for a Christmas catch-up, take advantage of our festive set menu serving two courses for just £35 or three courses for £42.

Thanksgiving Menu

Gather your nearest and dearest and celebrate Thanksgiving with us on 23rd November 2023. Enjoy a sumptuous three-course menu, complete with turkey and all the trimmings for £59 per person.


Private Dining

Opt for a memorable meal with your nearest and dearest starting with canapes and Champagne, followed by mouth-watering dishes, all served in the privacy of your own dining room. Our festive private dining menus will be available from 12 November – 3 January.


Festive Afternoon Tea

With flavours of spiced gingerbread and red velvet (and chocolate, of course!) our renowned Festive Afternoon Tea will be available from 24 November 2023, throughout the Christmas season! Afternoon Tea is served Monday to Sunday from 12:00 – 16:30.

Christmas Afternoon Tea

Christmas Lunch

Indulge in a festive feast – without the washing up! Whether you’re looking for all the traditional Christmas Day favourites, or want to be tempted by something a little different, we’ve got it covered. Our Christmas Day Lunch Menu is £125 per person for four courses and will be served between 12:00 – 16:30.

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