5 last minute London experience Christmas gifts.

Less than a week to go and you have no idea what to get and no time to get it, sound familiar? We’ve all been there but don’t worry, there is hope! If any of your friends or family live in London or are likely to visit in the next year or so then I might be able to save you the embarrassment of turning up to your aunts house with a box of chocolates…again.

I’ve drawn up a quick list of 5 amazing London gift experiences that you can buy right now and have them delivered to you before Christmas, or allow you to print them off yourself and include in a nice card. I’ve done my research and all of these attractions are rates at least 4 stars on trip advisor, so I can guarantee that any one of them will be better than a new pair of socks. Most of them include a hefty discount too!


A trip to the top of The Shard with Champagne

Shard Champagne

Want to really impress your other half, or maybe treat Mum and Dad? Take them on a trip to the top of The Shard which includes one free glass of exclusive Lanson Champagne each. You are free to choose when you visit over a whole year, so there is no rush. The button below will take you to a website where you can get two gift certificates and have them sent to you guaranteed before Christmas Day (or you can print them yourself).

Shard with Champagne for Two


A 3 Course Lunch at the Savoy Grill Restaurant


The Savoy is one of the most glamorous and exclusive hotels in London but did you know it also features an array of restaurants open to the public? You can now book a three course lunch for two people at the Savoy grill restaurant and get 15% off with the discount code LON15. This is the kind of gift that makes people go ‘wow’

Savoy Grill Restaurant for Two


Buckingham Palace Tour with 3 Course Meal at Marco Pierre Steakhouse

What could be grander than exploring the state rooms of Buckingham Palace? How about following it up with a delicious 3 course meal at an award winning restaurant just down the road? This deal offers you a full day out, firstly exploring the 19 state rooms of Buckingham palace, which have hosted royalty and world leaders for centuries. Then, it’s just a short trip to the Marco Pierre Steakhouse where you will be treated to a complimentary cocktail as well as a full 3 course meal! The provider of this package, Virgin Experience Days, is currently running a 30% off deal, so get in there quick!

What you’ll get:

  • Two tickets to tour The State Rooms at Buckingham Palace
  • Three-course meal for two at either Kings Road Steakhouse & Grill in Chelsea and MPW Steak & Alehouse in Bishopsgate
  • A pre-dinner cocktail each served on arrival
  • Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card


Buckingham Palace Tour and 3 Course Meal for Two


A Pamper Spa Day with Champagne Lunch for Two

London Spa Day

50% discount at lastminute.com on this experience! Unwind and let the stress of life melt away with a luxurious day spa experience with a champagne lunch. This deal includes spa access for two people and you can choose from 7 different locations around the country, including a world class hotel in London’s Park Lane. You can have your tickets in a gift pack or emailed to you directly, this could be an extra special treat for a special girl in your life (not to rule out the boys – we like a bit of pampering too every now and then!).

Luxury Spa and Champagne Lunch for two (50% off)


Thames Speed Boat Experience

thames speed boat

If you’re looking for a more thrilling Christmas gift this year the Thames Jet boat might be for you. For the adrenaline junkie in your life, this experience for two people takes you the fastest and most extreme speed boat tour in London. Using military grade vehicles, the 50 minute ride will take you around the many river side sights London has to offer while intermittently blasting through the water at over 50mph (don’t worry, waterproof clothing is provided).

30% off this experience at lastminute.com now!

Thames Speed Boat for Two (30% off)


There we have it! These last minute Christmas gifts are so good that you can probably just pretend you put loads of thought into it months in advance. I do hope I’ve helped avoid a few last minute panic trips to the shopping mall on Christmas Eve, if so; I’ve done my job right. If you have any friends who you fear may have left it to the last minute then share this post with them, you may even end up on the receiving end of one of these gift experiences!


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