Yes you can – this is a last minute question we are asked every year.
Over the Christmas period there are 100’s of thousands of visitors in London over the Christmas period.
In the big build up and then the run into New Year’s Eve, London is buzzing and there is plenty on offer to entertain and feed you. However many are caught out suddenly to find on Christmas Day – much is closed and what is open is fully booked.
The good news is there are a few tours, where you can join a group full of festive merriment and travel out of London to beautiful rural location. Once there enjoy a long, traditional lunch, by a roaring log fire in a country pub.
No better place than the birthplace of Shakespeare – Stratford-upon-Avon
Christmas in Stratford-upon-Avon
The lights display in Stratford over the Christmas period is considered to be one of the finest in the UK, presided over by a team of volunteers and funded by generous grants from the Town Trust and the Town Council and by individual donations from Businesses, the residents and the general public.
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We have found this great tour that came highly recommended. It has Christmas lunch in Stratford, see link – Christmas Day Lunch in Stratford, Oxford and Cotswolds
Oxford -We begin our day traveling across the Chiltern Hills to Oxford, the ‘City of Dreaming Spires,’ whose hushed courtyards have inspired generations of scholars including Bill Clinton and writers, including Lewis Carroll who wrote ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ C.S. Lewis who wrote ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ and the immortal J.R.R. Tolkein author of ‘Lord of the Rings.’ We take you on a walking tour through the cobbled streets of this prestigious institute of learning.
Cotswolds – Steeped in history and heritage, the area of England known as the Cotswolds is a charming blend of cottages with honey-coloured walls and thatched roofs, market towns with crooked half-timbered houses lining the High Street, and ancient stone crosses, all set in the gently rolling hills (‘wolds’) that are so typically English in character.
Stratford-upon-Avon – is renowned for being the birthplace of the world-famous playwright William Shakespeare. There’ll be time to explore this charming market town, its streets decorated to celebrate the festive season.
We will enjoy a traditional Christmas Lunch in Stratford upon Avon.
We found this at and thanks to them – www.sightseeingtours.co.uk