It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas...
Ahh, London just surpasses itself at this festive time of year, the glistening historic streets embrace all that is ho ho ho.
Angel’s soaring overhead along Regent Street, ice rinks full of children’s laughter and shop fronts wrapped up like Christmas gifts.
You’re never too old to believe in Santa, London is a Christmas lovers paradise.
Discover London at ChristmasWhere did we start?
Unable to resist the lure of ‘the smoke’ at Christmas, we venture up to England’s capital city to unwrap even more of those Yuletide locations.
This time Gary and I head to South Kensington, which is just a short stroll to the Natural History Museum.
The best of London at ChristmasThere is only one Harrods!
Harrods is such an incredible sight in London, and it attracts so many visitors, just to view from the outside.
The Harrods department store covers around five acres which is quite a progression, from when it was founded way back in 1849.
Shopping in London at ChristmasRetail therapy
If you've yet to discover London and its ancient history, then let's start planning. I find these DK Eyewitness Travel Guides invaluable. They're extremely informative, easy to follow, and the pictures and maps tempt you into discovering more of those fascinating sites.
You can now grab a recently revised copy of this guidebook, so you won't miss a thing.
Fun in London at ChristmasWinter Wonderland
Take a stroll around the Bavarian Village, sample some bratwurst and gluhwein and if you’re wrapped up warm then head to the ice bar for a cocktail.
There are plenty of things to keep the young and old entertained here.
Stylist London at ChristmasStroll through Mayfair
As we wander into Berkeley Square, we come across Annabel’s, an exclusive private member’s club. Recently opened in its new home, a Grade I listed Georgian mansion.
A little sophistication is called for to enter here. However, no expense is spared here on exterior illumination, and it looks stunning.
Exploring London at ChristmasBond Street – Old and New
Our next stop at ChristmasThe Arcades
We have a little book on our shelves that we sometimes delve into when we're about to hit an area of London.
Packed full of historical facts, and broken down into the different regions of London, it's a great resource to help you see what's hidden in plain sight.
Available in Kindle & Hardback editions, it's an excellent addition to anyone's collection who loves London.
The Elegance of London at ChristmasDoesn't she just look beautiful
More of London at ChristmasQuirky London
For that little bit of something different, you must head to Carnaby Street. All along this pedestrianised lane in Soho, you’ll see some unusual sights.
This year’s festive theme on Carnaby Street is ‘One Ocean, One Planet’.
We still believe
He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake!
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