Our Enchanted Forest

As the festive season unfolds, Covent Garden becomes a magical wonderland, with...

As the festive season unfolds, Covent Garden becomes a magical wonderland, with unexpected delights revealed around every corner.

One Aldwych is one such delight – transformed into an enchanted forest to bring a nature-inspired fairy-tale into one of London’s most exciting (and Christmassy!) neighbourhoods.

Although we count ourselves as a London stalwart, we are passionate about the countryside and protecting the natural world. Our signature restaurant Indigo exemplifies our penchant for natural British ingredients crafted into delicious dishes with a touch of imagination. We go to extraordinary lengths to source an incredible medley of things from across the British Isles, traditional turkey and trimmings on Christmas Day are no exception. All this translates into our winter wonderland, with our Christmas tree a wild and natural installation reaching to the ceiling, its graceful branches covered in lichen, and decorated as if foraged from the forest floor. All dreamt up by our incredible resident florist, Mark Siredzuk.  

While we might not always be able to tempt the rabbits and owls in from the countryside, woven willow creatures are gathered around the tree, framed by warm fairy lights that twinkle invitingly as if encouraging guests to follow a woodland trail off the busy streets and into our fetching forest dream.

Young guests will enjoy finding the creatures hidden throughout the hotel and are sure to be tempted by Chef Dominic’s snow-covered gingerbread house hidden in a woodland of confectionery.

Enchanting experiences are a One Aldwych signature, and this year we have Christmas cocktails in the Lobby Bar crafted in partnership with Sapling, makers of sustainable British spirits. The festive spirit will even go back to nature, as with every bottle mixed into drinks during the party season Sapling will plant a tree!


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