A perfect festive staycation

Experience the magic of a London Christmas at Vintry & Mercer, where the festive season comes to life around us and you’re never more than a short walk away from some of the city’s best and brightest attractions. With luxurious rooms, magical dining on the Mercer Roof Terrace and our speakeasy bar Do Not Disturb, where you can enjoy one of our signature 1920s inspired cocktails our hotel offers a cozy retreat just steps away from London’s most iconic holiday destinations. From the enchanting markets of the Southbank or Borough market, let our luxurious rooms and warm hospitality be your haven during what we promise to be the most wonderful time of the year. Join us for a Christmas filled with indulgence and comfort.


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“Rise and shine; it’s breakfast time!”

Start your day with breakfast in the Vintry Kitchen, or – if you want to take it easy – luxuriate with a lie in and order breakfast in bed from room service. Our menu has all the classics you could want, from lighter options like fruit and pastries to a full English, with eggs any way you like. There are also plenty of delicious vegetarian and vegan options, meaning whatever your taste or appetite, you’ll be full, happy and satisfied, ready to explore everything London has to offer.


Make it a December to remember.

London’s riverside transforms at Christmas, with the Southbank reinventing itself as a veritable winter wonderland. Stroll along the Thames as twinkling lights and seasonal decorations create a magical ambiance and explore the winter markets, where you can indulge in artisanal treats, sip on mulled wine, and find unique gifts from local craftsmen, all housed in quaint wooden chalets. Always a hot spot for culture, the area comes alive in the winter months with an array of events and performances, from enchanting carol concerts to captivating theatrical shows, with plenty to entertain audiences of all ages.

Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness.”

A short walk along the Thames you’ll find London’s famous Borough Market, a bustling haven for foodies under the city’s historic arches. Take a walk around to sample some seasonal delicacies, grab something from one of the many street food stalls, stock up on gifts or enjoy a more leisurely meal at one of the area’s outstanding restaurants, representing a dazzling array of international cuisine. Keep your eyes open for special seasonal events, enjoy the buskers performing carols, and make sure you strike up conversations with the market’s charismatic traders, who are always ready with a food fact, recipe or joke. Play your cards right and it may even get you a taste of something special from the counter.

A memorable evening at St Pauls

As the sun sets, make sure you take in the city lights from the riverbank, which are even more spectacular in the darker months. Then enjoy the choral evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral. Held within the magnificent confines of this iconic London landmark, the service offers a tranquil respite from the bustling city outside. As the angelic voices of the cathedral choir fill the vast, resonant space, attendees are enveloped in a sense of peace and reverence. The harmonious blend of scripture, prayer, and choral music, set against the backdrop of St. Paul’s awe-inspiring architecture, creates a moving and unforgettable experience. Whether you are seeking spiritual solace or simply wish to enjoy the ethereal music, Choral Evensong at St. Paul’s Cathedral is a highlight of London’s cultural and spiritual life at Christmas.

Grab Some Last Minute Gifts at the Historic Royal Exchange

London is famous for its shopping, and for last minute gifts you’ll find everything you need at The Royal Exchange. Originally opened by Queen Elizabeth I in 1571, this historic landmark is where you’ll find an incredible array of luxury brands all housed within this beautiful Grade I listed building. If all that spending has worked up an appetite, the Royal Exchange is also home to a number of excellent restaurants, cafes and wine bars where you can relax and recharge.

Royal Exchange London

Experience an Afternoon Tea Fit for a King

Vintry & Mercer also has a number of outstanding food and drink options. Join us for a taste of some classically British flavours with our decadent crown afternoon tea. A luxurious gastronomic experience fit for a king (or queen), each one comes complete with an array of hand-made delicious sweets and savouries, inspired by traditional British dishes, including moreish finger sandwiches and desserts. Enjoy smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwiches, coronation chicken vol-au-vons with mango chutney, roast beef, horseradish and gravy ‘Yorkshire pudding’ and truffled egg mayonnaise brioche buns, each named after one of the famous Royal Palaces. For those with a sweet tooth we have classic buttercream scones with Earl Grey jelly and strawberry jam, vanilla shortbreads with salted caramel and dark chocolate, chocolate sceptres, a glazed ‘Sovereign’s Orb’ filled with delicious raspberry and orange blossom mousse and Genoise sponge, a Strawberry Victoria cake, and an apple and blackberry gateaux. Enjoy with a crisp glass of Champagne, a cocktail from our Teapot Tails menu or one of our artisanal teas. The perfect way to round off a busy afternoon.

Sparkling nights from Mercer Roof Terrace

In the evening join us for dinner at the Mercer Roof Terrace, where our cozy winter igloos keep you warm while you enjoy delicious seasonal food and the sparkling lights of the city. After that, join us for a nightcap in Do Not Disturb, our intimate underground speakeasy inspired by the illicit drinking dens of 1920s New York. Our team of talented bartenders are on hand to whip up an original or a classic, made to your preference.