London Christmas lights and decorations I can’t wait to show Lola

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My walking guide to the most festive spots in the city

With second national lockdown behind us, we are planning to make the most the festivities by heading into London over the next few weekends.

Despite spending 10 years of my life in buzzing UK capital, I am still left in awe of the intricate decorations and dazzling lights that cover the city throughout December. From Covent Garden to Chelsea, there isn’t a Christmas Tree or bauble out of place and this year I can finally show it off to Lola and she’ll get it.

Covent Garden to Regent Street

 

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We will be kicking off in Covent Garden where the market is always beautifully adorned and the square is home to my favourite Christmas tree. Plus, it will be “snowing” every day on the hour! Then we will grab an indulgent hot chocolate at Chin Chin in Soho before making our way down through colourfully lit Carnaby street, past Liberty’s and then onto Regent Street.

Bond Street and Claridge’s

 

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We’ll have a quick glance at Oxford St but avoid the crowds and walk towards Bond street. At Fenwick we will cross over and carry on down to Claridge’s. They always have a tree designed in collaboration inside and carol singers at the weekend. Out the door and to the left will take us to Annabel’s on Berkeley Square which is one of the most Instagrammable spots in town.

Mayfair and Selfridge’s

 

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We might go back on ourselves to check out the Cartier store and Fortnum & Mason’s, but I think we will veer onto Mount Street. It will guide us through Mayfair before we turn off right towards Selfridges. This year the department store is unveiling it’s first Christmas market – hopefully, it will make up for the cancellation of Hyde Park Winter Wonderland.

Knightsbridge and Chelsea

If we have the energy, we can walk through the park and down to Harrod’s before making our way into Chelsea to check out Ivy Chelsea Garden. I’d love to also stop by the Natural History Museum and Tate Britain.

The Southbank is always a good spot to check out for some festive cheer if you love spending time by the river.

Obviously, we will do our best to avoid crowds and will have masks and hand sanitiser with us at all times. Stay safe and let me know your top festive spot in London!

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