London is one of our favorite cities, especially for its many shops an also and above all for its vegan restaurants. And after a long period without a weekend in the English capital, we literally loved being able to spend a few days there, during the end of year celebrations. So of course, it was a little crazy to travel during the Covid period, but we were so happy to be there!

We find London to be one of the most magical cities during Christmas. Because not only is the city beautifully illuminated, but the shops don’t skimp on the magic of Christmas. Among the essentials, there are Hamleys, Harrods and Fortnum & Mason of course.

Christmas in London is sure to make you feel a little like Disneyland Paris! Everything is a little unreal, because the decorations are huge and there is not a shop that is not decorated. Clearly, it is also the best time to go out in the evening and walk the most commercial streets, like Carnaby Street for example.

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You absolutely must go to Hamleys if you have children or the Christmas magic will not be complete (even if you don’t buy anything, the windows are amazing).

Harrods and especially Fortnum & Mason have magnificent window displays. Fortnum & Mason actually had an Advent calendar on its front.

Another very festive district, Covent Garden literally immerses you in the magic of Christmas. Don’t hesitate to sit on a terrace and have a hot drink. We just love the atmosphere there.

The princess loved

In London, the princess loved Harrods and all the different Christmas balls there. She thought the fir trees there were also beautiful. She was also very fond of the Angels on Regent Street, which were magnificent.

The ups for kids

Your kids are over 8 years old

Do not hesitate to take them to the Universal Studio complex to see Harry Potter during the Christmas period. There are also several ice rinks all over London, which will allow you to have a great time with your family. We also recommend an Afternoon Tea in one of the many beautiful hotels of London, because clearly, the atmosphere is very festive there.

And then there is Winter Wonderland which kids and parents will obviously love, even if it’s super noisy and expensive!

Your kids are less than 8 years old

Take a walk in Covent Garden, there are often gigantic and magnificent LEGO installations. They will also love the magic of Carnaby Street, which is a particularly colorful street. And they will also able to enjoy the many rides of Winter Wonderland dedicated to the youngest children.




Harrods: 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge

Hamleys: 188-196 Regent St.

Fortnum & Mason: 181 Piccadilly, St. James’s