Monday, 23 December 2013

Christmas in the City

Nothing compares to London at Christmas. The lights lining the streets and the unmissable window displays of Selfridges confirms that Christmas is well and truly here.

It’s always been a tradition for me to visit London for a night’s stay where the aim is to spend the days as Christmassy as possible! Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park has always made the cut combined with a trip to Harrods or Selfridges. 

On this years trip, for the evening Marcus and I decided to eat out in Notting Hill. We enjoyed cocktails and pizzas at The Oak, which isn’t an ordinary pub (as the name suggests), but a cosy and romantic venue lit only by candle light. 

We are both moving to London in the new year and Notting Hill is a definite contender to live so it made sense to scout out the area on this trip. 

We shared brushetta and olives to start followed by a wood fired pizza each with spiced salami. The photos speak for themselves! I’ll be coming back to this little place many times I’m sure. After dinner we walked around Notting Hill under the moonlight; I’m completely and utterly in love with the place!

The following day, after a short but sweet visit to Selfridges (check out the Father Christmas in the telephone box!) it was time to go to Winter Wonderland!

I Am Wearing
Coat – Jack Wills, Scarf – H&M, Hat – Kurt Geiger,
Boots – Office

The stalls are far too tempting to walk past so I opted for some fudge and a chocolate crepe. Hey, it’s Christmas!

Usually we would go ice skating there, but this year we went to Zippos circus instead. Hercules (no, I don’t think that is his real name) was so strong he could take the weight of a car over his body! I had to look away for most of it!

If you visit Winter Wonderland you must try one of the German sausages! 

Once we were happily stuffed full of sweets, sausages and crepes we left for the theatre where we saw Matilda – it was amazing! 

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