A winter baby, my birthday is the 21st December. Being 4 days before Christmas, this means that my birthday is usually filled with some kind of festive cheer; Christmas trees are up, chocolates and wine are free-flowing and twinkly lights are sparkling.
This year we spent my birthday exploring London – which is particularly beautiful when adorned with Christmas lights!
Taking the train in from Richmond, our first stop was Covent Garden with its beautiful shops, entertaining street performers, unique market and ornate decorations! This year Covent Garden was decorated with beautiful mistletoe lights hanging from above and there’s always a giant Christmas tree!
One of my favourite shops of all time, Kikki-K (which I discovered in Australia), has now come to the UK and there’s a store in Covent Garden, so of course I had to pop in!
We had a spot of lunch in Covent Garden in the French restaurant, ‘Chez Antoinette’ which had a lovely array of lunchtime treats such as Tartines! The restaurant is beautifully decorated with vintage and chic items and the food is amazing!
After lunch we headed to Cadogan Hall in Chelsea for a special concert performed by the Mozart Symphony Orchestra. The first half consisted of the narrated ‘Peter and the Wolf’, then the second half showed the famous animation ‘The Snowman’, accompanied by the orchestra – what a beautiful treat to get you in the mood for Christmas!
Post-concert we headed to Harrods and looked at their many floors of gifts, food and Christmas decorations. Make sure you check out the beautiful Christmas window displays that are exhibited by fine brands! To finish off the day, we enjoyed the Christmas lights around Sloane Square before heading to Zizzi’s for a birthday dinner.
What a lovely birthday enjoying London in the winter! What are your winter London recommendations?