London is a city blanketed in lights and good cheer at Christmastime. There’s always something to do throughout the season (something touched upon in the previous article about winter activities), but what is there to do on Christmas Day itself? You might think that the city shuts down for the holiday, and nothing is open […]
Christmas time is here again. London goes all out for Christmas, with decorations covering every square inch from Trafalgar Square to Oxford Street. Of course, the metropolis that gave birth to the modern idea of the holiday via Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol knows how to put on events that make it feel special. London […]
London’s Borough Market has gotten into the Christmas spirit by creating the world’s longest Christmas paperchain. From Borough Market: The UK’s longest paper chain has been unveiled at Borough Market. Members of the public were invited to spread the love by contributing festive messages to the chain which at 472 metres long, is over 150 […]
Winter is a wonderful time of the year anywhere in the world, though it has a special loveliness in London. Whether you’re visiting during the coldest months of a year or have the fortune to live there all year long, there are plenty of great activities and events throughout the city. If you’re down for […]
This looks like a very fun exhibition – going to have to check it out when I’m in London next year for Christmas. Here are the details: Each year, authentic festive decorations, lighting, music and greenery transform the Geffrye Museum’s period living rooms, giving visitors an evocative insight into how Christmas has been celebrated from […]
A Londoner has created a Tube map with a festive twist to help spread Christmas cheer. The man, who asked only to be named as Paul, created the innovative design as a Christmas card for friends. Stations include ‘We Three Kings Cross St. Pancras’, ‘Holyborn’ and ‘Myrrhgate’. Others listed include ‘Mornington Present’, ‘Charing Frost’ and ‘Winterloo’. Click the image […]
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas is a fantastic holiday no matter where you are, though London is full of festive cheer and things to do that rival any city on Earth. Many neighbourhoods have creative Christmas light displays, public spaces turn into grand markets, churches ring with music, and other tourist […]
Getty Photographer Peter Macdiarmid has taken pictures of London during Christmas in the past and superimposed them over the modern day – creating a magical look at London’s Christmas Past. Check out the gallery below: Source: Getty Images.
London’s Christmas tree was lit last night to great fanfare in Trafalgar Square. Did you know that the tree is a gift from Norway every year? A Norwegian Spruce has been donated to London every year since 1947 by the City of Oslo as thanks for British support to Norway during the Second World War. […]
After every trip, we always share a list of the places we ate. This time around, the list is rather large because were in the UK for so long (33 days). So, this is not an exhaustive list of every single place we ate, but rather a list of the highlights. We don’t need to […]
The iconic statue of Eros in Piccadilly Circus has been covered in a giant snow globe for the Christmas season. The reason? Other than to be rather festive, it is to protect the statue during the holiday season from vandals. Oh and it looks like sell more ad space in the already ad cluttered […]
The Christmas lights above Regent’s Street, one of London shopping corridors, were turned on last night to much fanfare. It’s a bit early this year, but then they’ve done it later this year than they did last year. The theme this year is Peabody and Sherman, which have a movie coming out, and it’s really […]
Covent Garden has jumped to the front of the Christmas queue and has already had their tree lighting ceremony. Looks stunning and we can’t wait to see it in person when we arrive in London in just 34 days. Here’s a video showing how they put up all of this year’s decorations: Twitter User KCMarketing […]
Just 70 Days now until our trip to England. Can’t wait to see London all lit up for Christmas. The last time we saw London’s Christmas lights was in 2009, when this picture was taken.