What to Do and Where to Go
Christmas is indeed just around the corner, and there’s no better place to be than London town at this time of the year. Christmas in London means long walks with mittens and hot flasks of mulled wine, wandering through markets, window shopping and a lot of actual shopping. Whether it’s crispy and sunny or grey and snowy, there’s plenty of things you’ll find yourself wanting to do in this bustling town. In the run up to Christmas, this month has us thinking about all the Christmas decorations and lights that are going up, and where the best place to see them is.
Selfridges, Oxford Street
You’ll want to start on Oxford Street, head towards Selfridges and gawk at their incredible window installations. Each year, this infamous department store decorates their windows at Christmas and with time, they just seem to get better and better. Pop up to the top floor and check out the Christmas floor – cafe, grotto, the lot! Then, if you’re still in the mood for a little walk down one of London’s loveliest and most famous streets, head over to Marylebone High Street and check out the lights and stop by any of the many little cafés along the way. The Conran Shop is a personal favourite…
Liberty, Regent Street
A little further down, just off Regents Street, lies the old and elegant Liberty. Known to some as Fashion Mecca and established in 1875, this incredible building is the home to all kinds of menswear, womenswear, perfume and accessories galore. Around Christmas, it becomes even more beautiful, with frosted windows, wintery floral garlands and decorations dotted around the six floors of the store. Take your time wandering through the different departments and reach out to any of the staff for questions. They are all lovely!
Just around the corner, on Kingly Street is the highly rated Dishoom – known for its delicious Indian cuisine, stunning décor and warm, cosy atmosphere. Dishoom is a wonderful place all year round but there’s something about curling up in their art deco booths and eating a bowl of warming curry.
Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park
After Regent Street, head over to Hyde Park and check out the glorious Winter Wonderland. Located in the heart of London, people gather from all over the world to check out this festive event. Spread across the months of November and December, Winter Wonderland is a perfect place for the whole family, a bunch of friends, or even to go alone! The event is free for all, and is filled with fun houses, rides, ice rinks, German beer tents and markets and much more. The best part of Winter Wonderland is, it’s just on your doorstep! Head back home in the evening for a hot mug of hot chocolate and a movie in your pj’s!
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