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The London Notebook At Christmas – It Is All About The Decorations

One thing we really enjoy writing about is Travel and we have decided to expand on the writing we are doing about the topic! Whilst we are still keeping in the tradition of making our Tuesday Lunchtime articles inspired by a book it is also going to welcome Travel Tuesdays!

I have lived in London the majority of my life and it is a city that I have always been fascinated by because it doesn’t matter how many time you visit, you see something new.

Our brand new article is inspired by questions from a book called London Journal by Paperchase and each week we will look at different areas and topics about London! So, I hope you enjoy and lets kick things off!


London Quote of the Week

 “December 25, weight 140 pounds plus 42 mince pies. Alcohol units, oh, thousands. BUGGER OFF!”

Bridget, Bridget Jones Diary (Christmas film in London)


This Weeks Topic: Christmas Decorations

I always enjoyed the decorations in London at Christmas time but it only got highlighted to me how special they are when an old friend had to move back home to India and told me how desperately she missed them. That year I went all the way around the capital taking lots of photos for her so she didn’t feel homesick so to speak. It was only truly then I realised how lucky I was to see them every year. So here are a few places that have my favourites.



Covent Garden

It may be a really huge tourist spot but I feel Christmas decorations here are fantastic. Inside where the shops are they always go really creative and festive. One of the decorations that stands out to me is huge baubles hanging from the ceiling. They sometimes had the odd sponsored mini decorations and one year they had a huge Christmas Calendar made out of Lego and every day they would open a new door. Also the tree is really impressive too.



The London Eye

The whole of South Bank is decorated in lots of decorations and the part that I enjoy the most is the walk up from Waterloo to the London Eye. This decoration is especially great and at night time with the wheel up in the background it’s so pretty.



St Pancras Station

St Pancras Station is the gateway to the Eurostar to France as well as a lot of train routes that go to the North and the West of the United Kingdom so it is only right that they go all out with the Christmas decorations. Every year they have a themed decoration in the centre of the station that is sponsored by a huge brand. For example last year they had a huge Eiffel Tower made out of perfume bottles sponsored by a huge brand. It was very impressive.

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