#madeinlondon Christmas

Posted on December 30 2016

We confess…this should have been written a couple of weeks ago but the Christmas season snowballed…parties, present shopping, lunches, trips to the theatre and oh a bit more shopping (obviously Christmas is a good time for a bit of present shopping for ones-self) and of course work...

     

We think the best place to start is with London's amazing Christmas lights - not only do we think that they are quite possibly the best in the world but so do Harper's Bazaar, as can be seen on their film. We always love the Sloane Square, traditional but pretty lights, as well as Carnaby Street, which excel themselves every year, bringing something different - this year the incredible LOVE themed lights but in addition every London house and square has beautiful wreaths and lights and pretty much every street has something different to the next one.

     

For Christmas lunch and dinner venues (one in which we got a macaroon Christmas cake), we got ourselves in the mood early, with brunch at The Beaumont in The Colony Room, followed by shopping in Selfridges (more about that later). We then, of course, had to make sure we covered off meals at The Delaunay, Balthazar and both Soho House and Shoreditch House, as well as our new favourite in the group Soho House 76 Dean Street.  We also really enjoyed several trips to Brasserie 108, a couple of The Ivy offshoots, for example the lovely Ivy Cafe in Marylebone, as well as The Boundary and The Ace Hotel.  And we managed to wear both our Ruby Black Lurex Wrap Blouse and the Coco Lurex Stripe Oversized Midi Cover-up on a couple of occasions to various restaurants.

    

We had a couple of theatre trips, we saw Mark Strong in the Red Barn, which was great at National (Theatre), its finished now but there is a constant stream of fabulous productions that any visitor to London should check out. We also saw Beautiful….not normally keen on musicals this was great fun and would actually go again...

     

Sadly we haven't got there yet this year but Kew Gardens is a Christmas must and of course ice skating trip at Somerset House, we have our annual trip booked for the beginning of January (we wanted to mix things up this year). 

     

Finally, Christmas shopping in London is a must, each of the big stores - so Selfridges, Liberty and Harvey Nichols, have gorgeous finds, beyond the usual and are all great shopping experiences, regardless of the time of year.  We also love shops including SCP, the White Company, Matches and Dover Street Market (of course), Browns, Alex Eagle now on Lexington Street...to name but a few. We are really just brushing the surface of shopping options because there are way to many to mention and you really need to just get out onto those pavements and explore...

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