Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Christmas in London

Today I had the good fortune to have to do some last minute party shopping for a client. Luckily for me the King's Road is my nearest decent high street which gave me the excuse to go see the Christmas lights. Personally, I've never liked the Oxford Street lights always preferring the King's Road or Marylebone High Street, somehow they seem more personal, more special.





Duke Of York Square looked resplendent with giant balls of light dotted around the green opposite the Saatchi Gallery, a big tree of light presides over the square itself, simple but extremely charming.





I suddenly got a real sense of excitement about this year's Christmas, Matilda won't quite understand fully what's going on but she'll appreciate the twinkly lights and the presents! So as soon as I got home, I had a look at some of the events we can take her to in order to facilitate her understanding but secretly also satisfy my childlike inner soul!

This is my pick of what's happening in London in the next month:

The Enchanted Woodland at Syon House
http://www.syonpark.co.uk/enchanted_woodland.htm

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park
http://www.hydeparkwinterwonderland.com/

Southbank Christmas Fair
http://www.xmas-markets.com/en/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=33&Itemid=3

East London Craft Guerilla Market
http://www.craftguerrilla.com/page6.htm

The amazing Columbia Road Shops Wednesday Shopping Evenings from next Wednesday up until the 21st

Santa's Grotto, Vintage car rides and a Carousel at Kew Gardens
http://www.timeout.com/london/museums-attractions/event/239688/christmas-at-kew-gardens

Holly and Ivans Christmas Adventure at the Lyric Hammersmith
http://www.lyric.co.uk/whats-on/production/holly-and-ivans-christmas-adventure/

Family Carol Service at St Martins In The Fields
http://www2.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/page/home/home.html




What will you be doing to get you in the Festive mood this year?