I love going to London around Christmas. I love the buzz, the lights and the excitement of the impending holiday, and there’s always something to do there without spending a ton of money. At the start of December I headed into the big smoke with Jack for a day of Christmas cheer. I have a pretty ideal way to spend a London Christmas day out, and treated Jack to my faves.
This day is going to be split into two, with the second instalment going up tomorrow. Until then, here’s how I spend a typical day in London around Christmas.
Despite it being crazy busy, I love to wander around the West End at Christmas (we didn’t manage to venture into the newly opened Lego Store as people were queuing out the door to get in). This year Leicester Square housed a small German Market where you can grab a drink and some food, and buy cute hand made decorations. Jack and I can’t go to a market and not get food so we grabbed a burger, but with so many flavours to choose from I wish we’d have grabbed a variety!
Hands down my favourite place to go during Christmas is Covent Garden. In my opinion they have the best decorations in central London.Don’t bother with the famous Trafalgar Square tree, head straight to Covent Garden for the most incredible tree. They didn’t have my favourite reindeer decorations this year, but it was still beautiful. And if you’ve got a bit of extra time, you can do a little bit of Christmas shopping in all the lovely boutiques in Apple Market.
We were strapped for time as we had to go to Harrods for a Christmas Decoration (and spent a long time queuing for one thing) so didn’t get to visit some of my favourite places, but if you’re looking for a few more places to visit at Christmas in London that are truly magical, I recommend seeing that Carnaby Street lights, watching the ice skating at Somerset House (or if you’re brave enough, skate yourself) and of course, taking a trip to Winter Wonderland. Which I have a post about tomorrow, so check back then!
Have you ever treated yourself to a London Christmas trip? It’s an annual thing for me, and it should be for you too!