Following on from my previous post, I thought I’d share a few of the photos I took in London. I didn’t take as many pictures as I would have liked, unfortunately it was raining all day and juggling an umbrella and a camera is pretty difficult. But I’m really happy with the photos I took and managed to capture the beginnings of the Christmas festivities in London.
As we only really had one full day in London, we tried to make the most of being together and seeing some of the sights- and avoiding the rain.
First place to head to was Covent Garden, a family fave. What’s not to like about Covent Garden. It was particularly lovely with the decadent Christmas decorations. We wondered into the ‘Actor’s Church’, also known as St Paul’s Church. It provided us with a quiet get-away from the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden and worth a look in if you’re there. My mum and I purchased some charity Christmas cards and now I really am welcoming Christmas with open arms.
Leicester Square- Christmas Market
There is nothing I love more than walking around with my family, exploring London and popping into a shop here and there, like we did on our way to Leicester Square.
In Leicester Square there was the cutest Christmas market, providing the best smells and glittering sights, really getting me in the mood for Christmas! I think the lights at Christmas are my favourite, along with the music (and food of course!)
We spent the afternoon wondering around The Nation Gallery (despite my misleading picture). I was so pleased to see some Leonardo Da Vinci paintings, and was really in awe of them! There were also some Van Gogh’s, and they were pretty amazing to see in real life.
On our way to Regent Street, we decided to try out Caffe Concerto as a little afternoon treat. We were drawn in my the beautiful window display and were encouraged to go in by my dad, we were all very surprised! But it was a lovely belated birthday treat for him and a somewhat ‘farewell’ treat for me too.
As you can see from the photos, the cakes and desserts they offer are amazing! I opted for the ‘Prosecco cream tea’ and it was probably one of the best decision of my life. Seriously.
I have never really had a scones before but felt very civilised tucking into these ones. A glass of prosecco is always a good idea at any time of day, and the mini cake selection topped off the perfect day.
After caffe concerto we had a wonder around Liberty and then made it back to the hotel to get ready for our evening out, not before stopping off at my Dad’s favourite pub. If you’re into have a pint in beautiful surroundings then the Blackfriars pub is a must.