Undoubetdly one of the most magical things about London during this time of year are the department stores. The inner Buddy the Elf in me (or Kevin, or in fact Rowan Aktinson in Love Actaully) has a seriously soft spot for the twinkling lights, glossy and bustling shop floors and the chance of maybe spotting a certain Mr Claus peeking around in a secret grotto too. It's not just about the shopping, but the buzz of the last minute rush and just soaking up the countdown to the final few days until Christmas.

This year I was lucky enough to be invited in to my favourite store in London, Selfridges, for a visit to the elves in their 'Elfridges' department- a cosy corner on their Christmas floor (or online), in which you can receive tailored personal shopping for every imaginable gift for every special person in your life. Naturally, all of this is done within your budget, to your tastes and to your timings- who said Christmas shopping was stressful? On top of that, Joe and I also stopped by their incredibly festive Forrest on the Roof- fuelled by cosy blankets, delicious dishes, logs, disco balls and all- to refuel after scouring the shop floor.

Okay, so I know there's plenty more than one way to 'give' at Christmas (trust me it's far more than a perfectly wrapped box or stuffed stocking) - but I do recommend popping by (even if it is just to catch their special festive performances most evenings)! I have also popped below a few of my other festive favourites in the city, if you want to inject a little bit of Christmas spirit during the last few days.

My favourite London festive spots:

The Christmas floor and Nutcracker windows at Liberty, the gift and cake selection at Fortnum and Mason, the tree (and rink) at The Natural History Museum, Carnaby Street, Tiffanys and Cartier at New Bond Street, pink palace Peggy Porschen and their endless festive treats, the decadent Burlington Arcade, Portobello Road and the last minute Christmas shoppers, Columbia Road flower market and bouquets of berries and mistletoe, Somerset House at night, and Covent Garden's Apple Market and peeking into Clos Maggiore.


Undoubetdly one of the most magical things about London during this time of year are the department stores. The inner Buddy the Elf in me (or Kevin, or in fact Rowan Aktinson in Love Actaully) has a seriously soft spot for the twinkling lights, glossy and bustling shop floors and the chance of maybe spotting a certain Mr Claus peeking around in a secret grotto too. It's not just about the shopping, but the buzz of the last minute rush and just soaking up the countdown to the final few days until Christmas.

This year I was lucky enough to be invited in to my favourite store in London, Selfridges, for a visit to the elves in their 'Elfridges' department- a cosy corner on their Christmas floor (or online), in which you can receive tailored personal shopping for every imaginable gift for every special person in your life. Naturally, all of this is done within your budget, to your tastes and to your timings- who said Christmas shopping was stressful? On top of that, Joe and I also stopped by their incredibly festive Forrest on the Roof- fuelled by cosy blankets, delicious dishes, logs, disco balls and all- to refuel after scouring the shop floor.

Okay, so I know there's plenty more than one way to 'give' at Christmas (trust me it's far more than a perfectly wrapped box or stuffed stocking) - but I do recommend popping by (even if it is just to catch their special festive performances most evenings)! I have also popped below a few of my other festive favourites in the city, if you want to inject a little bit of Christmas spirit during the last few days.

My favourite London festive spots:

The Christmas floor and Nutcracker windows at Liberty, the gift and cake selection at Fortnum and Mason, the tree (and rink) at The Natural History Museum, Carnaby Street, Tiffanys and Cartier at New Bond Street, pink palace Peggy Porschen and their endless festive treats, the decadent Burlington Arcade, Portobello Road and the last minute Christmas shoppers, Columbia Road flower market and bouquets of berries and mistletoe, Somerset House at night, and Covent Garden's Apple Market and peeking into Clos Maggiore.

14 comments:

  1. Lovely post! London is beautiful around Christmas x

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  2. London in general is beautiful, but in Christmastime it's absolutely amazing! x

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  3. This post is so festive! I love it
    xo
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  4. This makes me feel so festive!
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  5. So festive and beautiful! I used to work in Selfridges and I just LOVED it at Christmas time, I'd never get tired of setting foot in store even though I was there every day! xx
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  6. So many beautiful pictures! Only two nights 'til Christmas Eve - can't freaking wait! x

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  7. Such a lovely post dear! ;)

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  8. This has been my first Christmas in London and I've loved seeing the whole city light up and get in the festive spirit - it really is magical

    - Natalie
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  9. This is my first Christmas in London (though I'm heading back to Wales for the holidays today!) and I'm absolutely loving it! The department stores are amazing and I work just down the road from Selfridges so have been going there most days for a nosey. xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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  10. This makes me feel so festive!

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  11. All of the pictures made me so excited for Christmas, I love all the disco balls and the 1970 jumper too!
    Ranyel x
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  12. Your photos are gorgeous! Christmas looks so pretty in the city! I hope you have a great holiday! :)
    x Kenzie // Kenzieblogslife.blogspot.com

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  13. I wish I'd had more time to soak up festive London this year (damn strikes) but Liberty and Carnaby looked so lovely and also, that dress Liv! Gorge

    Lauren x
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  14. Next year I need to see Somerset House! And the shops on New Bond Street. This year my favourite was the National History Museum, and of course the lights on Harrods is always quite impressive!

    Julia x
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