Friday, 4 January 2013

Christmas in London

I really love London at Christmas time. I know that a lot of people find the crowds and the hustle and bustle off putting and would rather avoid it when it is mid-December but I love it. Last year Seth and I fully intended to go into London to soak up the Christmassy atmosphere and to see the lights. But then we left it too late and I ended up being ill on the Saturday that we had intended to go. This year I was determined that we would go into London. It was Caleb's first Christmas trip into London. He had been before when the olympics were on and he was only around 3 months old but I thought he might enjoy it more this time!

We took Caleb's pram with us, which was an adventure, going up and down stairs at the tube stations. Thank goodness for Seth who was able to carry it! We probably shouldn't have bothered taking it really as Caleb was in the baby carrier for most of the time. He loves it as he gets to look around and be a part of everything. London may have the reputation of being an unfriendly city and I'm not sure if it's because people were feeling the Christmas spirit but everyone we walked past smiled at us. Having a cute baby in a little bear snowsuit definitely helps, I think!

We walked along Oxford Street and Regent Street to see the lights and then we headed to Covent Garden, which is probably my favourite part of London. It's such a great place to people watch and I love the shops there too! The decorations there were beautiful and it definitely got me into a Christmassy mood. I'm really glad that we were able to go there this year.



  1. Gorgeous boy! Sloane Square / Kings Road at Christmas was beautiful too!

  2. No wonder people smiled at you all. What a lovely family and the gorgeous little boy is sooooo wonderful and enjoying walking around with his Daddy.