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Merry Christmas From London

We've been enjoying some time in London just before Christmas. With so many festive events going on in the city this time of year, it's difficult to know where to spend your time...


The holiday light displays along the shopping streets are fantastic. See them on Bond, Carnaby, Jermyn, Marylebone High, Oxford, Regent and South Molton streets, as well as at Covent Garden Market and Westfield.

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Harrods in Knightsbridge

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Beautiful (and damn tasty!) Christmas cupcakes at the Hummingbird Bakery in Notting Hill

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There are plenty of outdoor ice skating opportunities around the city this time of the year. Find them at Broadgate Circle, Canada Square Park, Hampton Court Palace, Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, London Eye, the Natural History Museum (pictured), Somerset House, Tower of London and Westfield Stratford City.

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German-style Christmas Markets

We checked out the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland and the Southbank Christmas Market along the Thames river.

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Zipline at the Winter Wonderland fair

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Roasted pork at the Southbank Christmas Market


We wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! We'll be back in early January with more travel features. Enjoy the rest of the season.

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Eric in San Diego
10 years ago

Absolutely beautiful photos. I am looking at flights now to spend Christmas with my auntie near London. These images got me even more excited for the trip, as I will spend some time in London on my own doing some exploring. Thanks for sharing. Will be my first time to England. Eric

10 years ago

Oh how wonderful, Eric – you’ll have a blast! Glad you enjoyed the photos =)

10 years ago

This post reminds me a lot of my epic stay in Berlin just before the Christmas 🙂 The food was lovely and I enjoyed Christmas markets a lot. Hope you guys had a great Christmas in London. Wish I had one of these muffins, look so delicious 🙂 Happy New Year!

10 years ago
Reply to  Agness

Happy New Year to you too, Agness – we did indeed have a wonderful stay in London =)

10 years ago

Merry Christmas (it’s Christmas in Russia today) and Happy New Year! I miss London, it’s beautiful at this time of the year!

10 years ago
Reply to  Jan Goldsmith

Merry Christmas to you! =) That’s right, Orthodox Christmas there is a bit later, isn’t it? and a Happy New Year

I loooove London at any time of the year, but I must say that Christmas time is particularly lovely! ?

10 years ago

It certainly is – so glad we got to experience it! =)

10 years ago

Aah, looks like you had a fantastic time in London! I love Hummingbird’s Red Velvet cupcakes, mmh! I was away over the holidays, but hopefully see you again next time you’re over here! Safe travels for 2013!

10 years ago
Reply to  Christina

I hope so too, Christina! We had such a short time we weren’t able to see anyone but would love to meet again…Happy New Year! =)

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