Thursday, 22 December 2016

London: A fashion lover does Christmas Part 2, All of the lights...

Hello lovelies,

It's Christmas in 3 days (and my birthday!)...wowsers!

I'm continuing my London series today, in an effort to make us feel super festive, by looking at the amazing lights, Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park and talking about SKATE at Somerset House.  Warning!: this post is photo heavy!!!

All of the lights...

Regent Street angels


Carnaby Street has a peace and love vibe-not super Christmassy but striking all the same...



An unusual birdcage at King's Cross Station...
Knightsbridge...

Extra prettiness at The Ritz and along the Strand...




Pretty feathers at Bond Street...


Hop to Covent Garden for a kiss under the mistletoe and to see Santa...




Covent Garden is always so pretty at Christmastime...I love it!

Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park...

If you've never visited Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park, then put it on your bucket list, especially if you love Christmas.  I'm not going to lie, it's Christmas on steroids and borderline tacky, but it's absolutely brilliant! I've visited for the last four years and nothing makes me feel more Christmassy than a cup of mulled wine and a turkey sandwich, surrounded by music and lots and lots of lights.  You do have to queue for a bag check and it always seems busy, but fear not, once you're inside there's plenty of room for everyone and lots to do.  Whether it's festive food you're looking for, a Christmas market, ice-skating, rides or just a good old knees up, Winter Wonderland has you covered.  My Mister and I met up with my lovely friend Jen whilst we were there, and we had a blast drinking festive drinks and dancing along to some nineties hits!








SKATE at Somerset House...

I love Somerset House and visited it for the first time a few years ago as part of London's Fashion Weekend.  I was really excited to skate there, as it's the place that always seems to sell out and always looks so festive in photographs.  I went ice-skating for the first time last year and I can't believe I managed to get to thirty without giving it a go-I absolutely love it!!  My Mister hasn't skated since he was a youngster, so was a bit apprehensive about getting on the ice, but you can't knock his enthusiasm, within minutes he was whizzing around all over the rink (and only fell over once!).  I continued my record of not falling (whoop!) and felt much more confident on my skates this year.  If anyone wants to skate with me before the end of the Christmas period, let me know, I'm itching to get back on the ice!!!  Somerset House looked beautiful and although it rained, it didn't dampen our spirits!  If you visit, be sure to check out the in shops, Fortnum and Mason have sponsored SKATE this year and they are selling the most amazing goodies in the little stores all the way around the rink. You can still SKATE at Somerset House until January 15th (details here).













Thanks for reading!

My final London post will feature Brick Lane, Spitalfields market and a stroll along the Thames...stay tuned for part three!

Until next time,

Kay 

xxx

2 comments:

  1. LOVE the Regent Street angles! They are beautiful! Looks like you had a brilliant trip!

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