There are only 9 days left until Christmas, and the festive mood is getting more real with every day. On Saturday I flew to Warsaw to spend the next few weeks with my sister and our 15-year-old Buffus.
As I mentioned in my earlier Christmas post, which you can read -> here, December is a special month for me, because during this period London is becoming an even more wonderful place. And it is not just about famous central locations. This month, many people are going an extra mile to make their homes attractive to passers-by, making those winter walks so special.
Belgravia & Kensington
One of the areas worth a visit is Belgravia and Kensington. Even without lights and decorations it is a great place. I suggest to start the walk from the Victoria station, heading towards the Eaton Square Gardens. Elisabeth St is full of shops, restaurants, including the very famous and instagramy Peggy Porschen Cakes. There are always long queues to take a table and take a photo of your visit. It is also possible to enter without a queue if you just buy to-go. Cupcakes look great and the flavours are also mouthwatering, but the taste is not so special as opposed to their price, which reflects the place rather than the product. My review may be slightly subjective, given that I myself bake a lot.
When you go to the Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum you can pass by such wonderful decorations and beautiful houses.
On the main street next to these two museums you can find several popular cafes, which are also characterized by fashionable decor, delicious baked goods and equally high prices. Continue towards Knightsbridge and you will reach Harrods, which charms passers-by with its window displays (and much more).
On the other side of Hyde Park there is a pub with interesting decorations – it is covered in dozens of Christmas trees (in summer it is covered with numerous plants). Churchill Arms (W8 7LN) also has a cosy and warm interiors. From here, not far from Notting Hill, which I described in another post -> here to read this article.
Back in central London it is worth visiting Liberty, a department store that holds a variety of shops and services – the perfect place for those who want to do their shopping in one place regardless of the price tag.
Liberty & Central
Camden Magical Shop
Hans & Gretel at Camden Market is a magical candy shop with an amazing interior. It is definitely a place for the little ones but who doesn’t like sweets?!