All images taken on my iPhone
Christmas in London is probably the best time of year to visit the city. It’s festive, beautiful, cold and exactly what you imagine Christmas to be. If your feed on Instagram mainly consists of fashion or travel bloggers, then there’s a good chance you would have seen the same photo regurgitated more than once, but who can blame us? London gives very good Instagram. Especially at Christmas.
With a huge workload and a trip out of the city for a week, my plans to create and share as much Christmas content as humanly possible for you guys, quickly faded, but I still want to show off the best of my city, so here you have a round up of my top 5 most Christmasy locations in London, via Instagram.
The Natural History Museum
LOCATION- CROMWELL ROAD
It’s easily one of my favourite buildings in the world, the Natural History Museum is so beautiful, and always reminds me of my niece Polly because the first time I went was with her to see the dinosaurs, and it was such a fun day out.
It’s Instagram-worthy anyway, but at Christmas, it’s like a Hallmark card. The ice rink, carousel and wave of people enjoying mulled wine and hot chocolates gives you all the festive feels you could ever want.
Wild at Heart
Nikki Tibbles’ Wild at Heart floristry outside Liberty has pretty much become the face of London. Everyone and their mother (including mine) has snapped a picture of the beautiful displays. Although it’s now a bit of a cliché (much like macaroons and that ever so perfectly poised ‘blogger’ hand), it still deserves a mention, especially as it’s had a festive makeover with a couple of life size nutcrackers for Christmas.
I have to admit, I had no idea Leadenhall Market even existed until Carrie shared pictures of it with me a few weeks ago. We headed there to shoot some beautiful content for her blog.
I fell in love with the all the original fixtures and fittings, the ceiling was adorned in stars and there was a huge Christmas tree grabbing everyone’s attention.
If you ever find yourself in the City, I highly recommend a visit.
LOCATION-NEW BOND STREET
One of the images you’ve probably seen ‘grammed the most over the past few weeks will surely be the shopfront of Cartier on New Bond Street. It looks as though all the Christmas spirit in the world landed right here and made itself known.
I think they win for the best decorations year in, year out.
LOCATION-NEW BOND STREET
With or without Christmas, Harrods is definitely one of the most significant representatives of London and prettiest buildings to photograph, but at this time of year, there’s something even better about the lights that dress up this London icon.