Where To Spend A Perfect Thanksgiving In London With Kids
Thanksgiving is one of the most important celebrations in the United States calendar. It is a special time where families and friends meet to share a traditional meal and express their gratitude to each other. Before we take you to London for our list of where to spend a perfect Thanksgiving with kids in London.
It all began in 1620, when the first English pilgrims fled the political strictness of England to establish themselves on the American continent. The first winter was bitterly tough and lots of pilgrims died from starvation because of the bad harvest. After all this tragedy and hardship, the settlers struck up relations with the native Indians, who taught them their way of living and special farming and fishing techniques. The following harvest was a success and the governor decided to invite the Indians for a meal to thank them for their help. This is regarded as being the first ever Thanksgiving!
Abraham Lincoln officially made Thanksgiving a national celebration in 1863, and fixed it on every fourth Thursday of November.
Where to enjoy the best thanksgiving meals in London
Chiltern Firehouse (Marylebone)
Built in an old fire station, this contemporary restaurant will offer you an original Thanksgiving meal. Chef Nuno Mendes is taking a fresh approach to the traditional Thanksgiving dishes to offer you an exceptional tasting experience.
Expect hay-roasted organic turkey with sausage, truffle and foie gras stuffing, buttered brioche and a sour berry jus, with sides of maple bourbon sweet potatoes, and green bean almondine.
Balthazar (Covent Garden)
This typical brasserie – all red-leather banquettes, dark wood and mirrors – is serving a unique menu with a traditional Thanksgiving meal.
You can look forward to spiced roasted butternut squash soup with corn bread, traditional roast turkey with orange and chestnut stuffing, corn fritter, potato and butternut squash gratin, parsnips and homemade cranberry sauce; and a wonderful pumpkin cheesecake.
Bar Boulud (Knightsbridge)
The famous Chef Daniel Boulud was awarded a Michelin star for this restaurant located inside the Mandarin Oriental hotel. For Thanksgiving he has created a special menu combining traditional dishes with his own personal touch.
Dishes include chestnut velouté, turkey breast, leg galantine with sweet potatoes and cranberry compote, and pecan cream and almond short crust pastry.
Family activities for Thanksgiving in London
Thanksgiving is not all about roast turkey… it’s also about sharing moments with our relatives. Family Twist has the perfect answer to spending a memorable time with all the members of your family!
In this workshop you’ll learn all there is to know about chocolate! It begins with a short chocolate tasting, followed by a “tempering” demonstration, before finally making your own chocolate truffles!
Our real Scotland Yard detectives will immerse you in a crime scene where you will have to solve the case using modern forensic techniques like blood test or magnifying glasses. A perfect activity for each member of the family!
Family Twist is looking forward to organizing the best activities for a memorable Thanksgiving in London. We are dedicated to providing bespoke Family breaks where parents and children can have fun together. We look forward to organizing the perfect family break for you in Paris, London, Rome, Florence and the Loire Valley.