Ritz London

In celebration of Christmas 2022, two of the world’s most iconic family brands, The Ritz London and Hamleys, The Finest Toy Shop in the World, today announce a magical Christmas partnership in their mission to spread joy and magic to families this festive season.

Guaranteed to make Christmas memories that last a lifetime, the Hamleys elves are heading to Piccadilly for The Hamleys x Ritz London Christmas Grotto. The exclusive Hamleys x Ritz London Christmas Grotto will take place from 8am to 8pm in The Royal Suite at The Ritz London on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December.

The enchanting experience begins on arrival at The Ritz where guests will be greeted by one of Hamleys’ Elves, before being escorted by a Ritz Page Boy to the hotel’s Royal Suite, which has been sprinkled with sparkle and transformed into the spectacular Christmas Grotto. The journey continues with Santa’s delicious hot chocolate, guaranteed to have families in the festive spirit. Children will have the chance to talk all things Christmas with their House Elf, as well as check for their name on the ‘Nice List’ and take part in jolly fun and games, ahead of their meeting with the man himself, Santa Claus. Every child will depart with a personalised gift, to ensure the magic continues at home.

The spectacular Christmas Grotto will also open on 2nd December in proud collaboration with Great Ormond Street Hospital, offering exclusive Santa sessions for children who have been under the care of GOSH.

The Hamleys x Ritz London Christmas Grotto is strictly by appointment only and has sold out. Priced at £250, for a maximum of six people, inclusive of at least one adult per appointment, for the 30-minute experience. Reservations open at 10am on Tuesday 15 November.