A Christmas drink, be it mulled, pulled or poured, comes with an extra splash of seasonal cheer at these classic London pubs, where the festive season is celebrated in style
Start by stepping into a Christmas tree. The evergreen Churchill Arms on Kensington Church Street becomes one enormous conifer each December. This year the pub is strapping 80 Christmas trees to its exterior walls and decorating them with 18,000 fairy lights. The spectacular light show will be ceremonially started on Tuesday 6 December, accompanied by mulled wine and festivities. If you get peckish afterwards, go through to the Thai restaurant. The Churchill Arms was the first London pub to sport a Thai kitchen; the Pad Siew noodles are recommended.