January 2017 - 25% OFF

(Book Direct before 23rd December)
 
Enjoy great saving this January when booking direct. 
 

London Christmas Markets

Southbank Centre Winter Festival
Open every day until: 10th January 2017
Opening Hours: 10am – 11pm
Nearest Tube: Waterloo Station
(Distance from ULH: 20min via Tube)
 
Tate Modern Christmas Market
Open every day until: 23rd December 2016
Open Hours: 11am – 8pm
Nearest Tube: Charing Cross Station
(Distance from ULH: 20min via Tube)
 
Real Food Christmas Market
Open Every Wednesday until: 23rd December 2016
Open Hours: 12pm – 7pm
Nearest Tube: Kings Cross Station
(Distance from ULH 20min via Tube)
 
Christmas by the River London Bridge
Open Every Wednesday until: 3rd January 2017
Open Hours: 11am – 7pm
Nearest Tube: Tower Bridge Station
(Distance from ULH 30min via Tube)
 
Greenwich Market at Christmas
Open Every Wednesday until: 31st December 2016
Open Hours: 10am – 5.30pm
Nearest Tube: Cutty Sark DLR station
(Distance from ULH 40min via Tube)

CHRISTMAS IN LEICESTER SQUARE

Santa called – he’s added another date to his schedule: Christmas in Leicester Square, the capital’s latest Crimbo destination for 2016. 'The ‘square’ in Leicester Square will be home to a grotto, traditional Christmas market and a vintage Spiegeltent – a velvety, wooden venue home to a stocked programme of Christmas shows brought to you from the Underbelly team, including Ursula Martinez, The English Gents, Hamish McCann’s pole act, Denis Lock’s bubble act and the world famous La Soirée circus. 

New for this year, Christmas in Leicester Square runs from Friday November 11 2016 to Sunday January 8 2017.

Smack in the middle of central London's Leicester Square. The nearest tube stations are Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus, the nearest rail station is Charing Cross.

Entry to Christmas in Leicester Square is free, but tickets must be bought for selected events, including Santa's Grotto and La Soirée performances. 

Christmas and New Year London Transport and Opening Times

Over Christmas and New Year, there are changes to transport and opening times in London. Make sure you know what's happening with our practical guide.
Christmas Day (25 December), Boxing Day (26 December) and New Year’s Day (1 January) are all public holidays (bank holidays) in the UK.
Because Christmas Day 2016 and New Year’s Day 2017 both fall on a Sunday, Tuesday 27 December 2016 and Monday 2 January 2017 become substitute bank holidays.
 

Public Transport Services over Christmas
Public transport is limited over the Christmas period, so make sure you plan your journey in advance. There is no public transport on Christmas Day. On Christmas Eve, public transport starts to wind down from early evening, including no night buses. Check back nearer the time for full details of transport over Christmas in 2016.
Some taxis are available although they may charge more on Christmas and Boxing Day. You should check details before travelling and book in advance to avoid extended waits.
 
Check the Transport for London website www.tfl.gov.uk before travelling.
 
Train Services to London over Christmas
There may be engineering work taking place which will affect train journeys in London and the UK over the Christmas and New Year period. Check for the latest updates on www.nationalrail.co.uk.
 
London on Christmas Day
Most businesses and attractions close on Christmas Day in London, and many close from 24 to 26 December, as well as 1 January. So make sure to check before travelling.
 
There are still plenty of things to do on Christmas Day in London. See top London landmarks on a Christmas Day tour, attend a traditional church service, book a restaurant lunch with the family, see London’s beautiful Christmas lights, or cheer on the swimmers racing for the Peter Pan Cup in Hyde Park. Take a look at our article for more ideas.

Boxing Day and January Sales in London
Activity returns to London on Boxing Day (26 December). The January sales start in many London shops and public transport also resumes but with a limited service.
 
New Year's Eve and New Year's Day in London
Central London will be very busy on New Year's Eve mainly due to London’s New Year's Eve fireworks, which is once again a ticketed event in 2016. There is only limited public transport on New Year’s Day, so check Transport for London’s website for details and make sure you plan your journey in advance over the New Year period.
 
Take a look at our round up of things to do on New Year’s Eve for ideas on how to celebrate the New Year in London.

HAMLEYS CHRISTMAS TOY PARADE ON REGENT STREET, LONDON

Sunday 20th November 2016!

Hamleys, the finest toy shop in the world, are bringing the magic of Christmas to the festive shopping season on Sunday 20th November 2016. London’s Regent Street will be transformed in a traffic-free, all-day extravaganza for the biggest toy parade London has ever seen!

Our Christmas Toy Parade is back for its second year and we are being joined by a cast of hundreds, including some of your favourite characters from TV and Film, marching bands, festive floating blimps, street theatre, dancers and toy vehicles accompanied with music from Magic FM - Hamleys is literally bursting out onto Regent Street!

Located by Oxford Circus tube station outside of Benetton.

STREET FOOD & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

Venue/location: Alexandra Palace, London

Dates: Aug 20 - Aug 21, 2016

The Street Food Craft Beer Festival returns for the last in the series for this summer.

Come and experience London’s top street food traders, tons of craft beers, cocktails and more, all set against a stunning panoramic view of London. All this plus live music and DJs all day across multiple stages, it’s the ultimate celebration of summer and best of all entry is free!

Saturday 20th August: 11am – 10pm
Sunday 21st August: 11am – 9pm
FREE ENTRY

LONDON PIZZA FESTIVAL 2016

Location: Wembley Park

Date: Wednesday July 30, noon-9pm

MySliceFest will be serving up all our favourite pizzas as well as pizza cones, pizza popcorn and XXL Man vs Pizza slices. Pizza lovers are excited to attend this festival and wait to see if it will be the best pizza experience of 2016…

Tickets will go on sale on February 15

WIRELESS FESTIVAL 2016

Venue/location: Finsbury Park, London

Dates: Friday 8th to Sunday 10th July 2016

Our last rooms left, book now to avoid disappointment. Located across from Finsbury Park, easy access to your enjoyment

Wireless Festival returns to London's Finsbury Park for another weekend of pop, dance, urban and R&B. The 2016 lineup will be announced closer to the festival so follow us for the latest updates. Expecting more huge stars to entertain us with their music and spirit all weekend long

If you like your festivals with a huge slice of bigness then the Wireless festival will rock you to the max.

 

 
 
 
 

LOVEBOX FESTIVAL 2016

Venue/location: Victoria Park, London

Dates:  Jul 17 - Jul 18, 2015

The party in Victoria Park returns for 2016, with LCD Soundsystem and Major Lazer headlining.

It’s one of the highlights of the London summer thanks to a storming, genre-blurring line-up of DJs electronic acts and live bands, plus all sorts of weird fun on the side (performance, art, dance, and mysterious mischief) and a full range of banging afterparties.

Book your stay to secure your accommodation for the weekend. Guaranteed to be fully booked so book early to avoid disappointment

 

 

LONDON FASHION WEEK 2016

London Fashion Week AW16 - 19th - 23rd February 2016

London Fashion Weekend is the ultimate fashion experience giving consumers exclusive access to catwalk shows; a curated talks schedule; designer shopping; and trend presentations.

Taking place at the Saatchi Gallery over four days, the event allows consumers to experience the atmosphere of London Fashion Week and gain an insight into the fashion industry.

 

JAMIE XX

Following sold out shows across the globe in 2015, Jamie xx announces huge headline shows for 2016. He will perform at Paris’ 6,000 capacity Le Zenith on 24th February before playing his biggest ever solo headline show on Friday 26th February at London’s Alexandra Palace.

A full line up of support acts will be announced soon.

Alexandra Palace located only 15min, book now for easy access to the venue with 24hr concierge benefit. 

 
 
 

STRATFORD IN A DAY

Located in east London, 35min away from United Lodge Hotel via London underground.

Following the glory days of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Startford has been revamped with one of the world biggest shopping centres; Westfield Shopping Centre. Here you can enjoy a day out shopping from over 300 retailers, 50 restaurants and bars, and other activities i.e. bowling and cinema all under one roof.

Valentine’s Day Special Treat

Forget Paris and capture your imagination in London. Spoil a loved one by staying at United Lodge Hotel.

2 night minimum stay 
A bottle of champagne & strawberry’s
Roses and box of chocolates
Continental breakfast for 2
Free late checkout till 2pm.

Spend Valentine’s weekend discovering London where the ULH team are happy to assist with requests or arrangements you may have.

Based on best available rate on Executive Double Studio
Quote VDAY

(Valid Only: Thursday 11th Feb - Mon 15th Feb 2016)

Happy Chinese New Year!

This year, Chinese New Year - The Year of the Monkey

Thousands of people are expected to mark the occasion in London's Chinatown on Sunday 14th February 2016, where a parade traditionally takes place.

London has been selected as the first city outside the Far East to host the Magical Lantern Festival, a dazzling extravaganza of lights, music theatre, culture and art.

 

 

Our restaurant of the Month..

Gökyüzü

Located 6 minutes walk from the hotel at 26-27 Grand Parade, London N4 1LG.

Informal family-run Turkish spot serving classic dishes cooked in a traditional oven.

Dine with family or friends for the best in Turkish cuisine with a vibrant atmosphere.

Tattoo Convention at #AllyPally

The ULH is located just 15mins from Alexandra Palace.

Come and stay with us for an amazing weekend near Finsbury Park!