It’s mid-November, and therefore I am expecting to see festive cheer and decorations whenever I go. What can I say: I love Christmas. Restricting Christmas to just December is just not enough for me.
At the weekend, I went on an autumnal walk around central London to see some of the new decorations and give my camera a bit of a work out.
Some of my favourite Christmas decorations in central London this year can be found in Covent Garden. They have it all, from their classic mistletoe hanging over the main market place, to a gigantic Christmas tree sitting in the biggest pot I’ve ever seen.
I love the winter floral displays that are all around the square. They bring a splash of colour and make great backdrops for photos. A highlight are the two swings wrapped in festive foliage, but they were so popular that people were queuing up to get a photo.
Not far away from the main square in Covent Garden, you will find the Seven Dials area. They have great decorations saying that the borough loves Christmas, and so do I.
I went for a look in Neal’s Yard, a picturesque courtyard with lots of cafes. They didn’t have any decorations up yet other than some sparkly lights, but it looked very autumnal and pretty, so can you blame me for taking more photos?
I hope you enjoyed this little picture tour around some of London’s lesser known Christmas decorations. There’s a lot more to see than on Oxford Street, and they’re often a lot more creative.
Are you doing any Christmas shopping in the capital this year? Where are your favourite decorations?