12/ Festive day in London

I was trying to remember the last time I went into London but I couldn’t for the life of me think of when, which means it’s been far too long! There was a time where I would be in London nearly every week, you couldn’t keep me away. I’ve always loved London and it’s one of the few places other than my hometown where I feel at home.

I’ve been seeing so many photos on Instagram from fellow bloggers of all the Christmas lights and decorations in London, so thought it would be the perfect excuse to finally visit London again.

I mentioned going to London or a city near you is the perfect thing to do in order to get you feeling festive in one of my first few Blogmas posts and this definitely happened when I went a few days ago.

Yes going to London at this time of year can be some peoples version of hell but it can be a one stop day of Christmas shopping and guaranteed festivities. The great thing about London this time of year too, is that you don’t need to spend any money or very little in order to have a good time and get festive. You can spend the whole day walking round the city exploring all the different Christmas displays.

Our first stop for our festive day in London was Covent Garden which for me was the most festive feeling place in London. I love coming here no matter the time of year but at Christmas it ten times more special. There was so much to see and take in, I absolutely loved it and got so many cool photos with the added decorations including the reindeer on a sleigh, a tiny car filled with presents in and on top and also the biggest Christmas tree you’ll ever see. If you’re looking to get some photos without waiting for ages I advise you to go earlier rather than later. We got to Covent Garden at around 11am and it was then getting busier.

Next stop was Regent Street/Carnaby Street which was heaving by the time we go there and was added with the stress of heavy rain. That didn’t dampen our spirit at all though and the festivities were increased a level when a mass Santa bike ride made it’s way down Regent Street, it was awesome to see. I loved the lights down Regent Street, even though it wasn’t dark and I didn’t see them to their full extent, I can vouch and say that even in the pouring rain they still looked magical! We exited Regent Street to visit Carnaby Street which by far is one of my favourite areas of London. I just love the whole vibe of the street and style. My love had increased since the Bohemian Rhapsody lights and Queen pop up shop. I knew I had to visit before the lights got taken in the new year and I’m so glad I managed to see them in person. I’m a massive Queen lover so I got a bit emotional seeing them and looking at them overhead. Yes it’s the not the most festive thing but they had added more festive lights on the side streets joining onto Carnaby Street which were just as awesome.

By the time we headed towards Oxford Street it was getting darker but also more wet from the heavy rain that just didn’t stop all day. I’m so I got to see the Oxford Street lights in the dark as it was simply magical and beautiful! If you’re going to see one lot of window displays then I suggest Selfridges, I really liked the theme this year…Rock chic if I had to sum it up in two words. I wouldn’t say it super Christmassy but it was creative and eye catching. You can rely on Selfridges for the best Christmas looking department store, they decorate it so elegantly. By the time we reached the end of Oxford Street after a bit of Christmas shopping it was time to go home and something that was welcomed by our tired feet and wet clothes.

I had such a nice day exploring festive parts of London and I hope to see some more before the decorations get taken down in the New Year so make sure you keep your eyes peeled on my Instagram for more photos and posts on my Instastories. I’m thinking of exploring more of the Mayfair and Chelsea area the next time round. If you can get to London before the festive period ends then I do recommend a trip as it’s so worth it.

Thanks again for reading my newest Blogmas post. This is the start of the last full week of Blogmas and I can’t believe it’s already this far gone. Make sure you come back every day during the week at 6pm for a new post.

Until next time,

adoseofapril x

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