The London Notebook At Christmas – The Department Stores

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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!

London Quote of the Week

 “‘We are so lucky to be alive. We are so lucky to be able to help each other, in little ways, and in big ways.

Kate, Last Christmas (Christmas film in London)

This Weeks Topic: The Department Stores

If there is one thing that is special to London at this time of year then it is the Shop Displays. There are a lot of shops in the capital but whether they are big, small or boutique you can guarantee that there will be a lot of interesting Christmas decorations. A lot of tourists head to the big named brands to see their Christmas displays so here are a few of these big department stores that I enjoy the display of every year.


It is one of the biggest toy shops in the Capital which means that they go out even more when it comes to Christmas time. There is usually a lovely Christmas Display in their windows and the themes change every year but they are always busy outside as people want to see what scene they are creating that year. One of the ones I have seen in the past was about the North Pole where all the figures were moving.


It is one of the biggest department stores in London and every Christmas they think of new and innovative ways to promote Christmas in their stores. Every time I have walked past Selfridges at Christmas their display is usually very modern and have a very unique and very stylish way to promote their merchandise.

Fortnum and Masons

When you think of Fortnum and Masons you think of posh and definitely one of the most expensive department stores in the capital. They now have a lot of small shops in a few train stations but I am talking about the main department store. If you are looking for a classy Christmas display then I would head here to see what they have. Their displays are big, everything moves and it is also usually whimsical as well as traditional.

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