If you've never experienced London at Christmas, you are missing out. It is one of the most magical places you can be in the festive period, for 3 reasons:

1. There are lights EVERYWHERE
2. There's a lot of Christmassy events going on, i.e. Winter Wonderland
3. You can't go down a single street without seeing a Christmas tree

It's one of my favourite places to visit, and luckily I'm the position that I can go quite regularly. Over the past few weeks, I've been visiting on and off, and I've taken photos of all the lovely places I've seen and visited - hopefully it'll get you into the spirit and maybe even inspire a Christmas trip? You never know ;) here are my favourite places to visit in London during the Christmassy season:

Soho - Oxford Street, Regent Street, Carnaby Street
The turning on of the Oxford & Regent St Christmas lights is one of the big events that mark the festive period. Both streets are flooded with the most beautiful lights, and it's one of the most photographed areas in the capital at Christmas. Make sure you go see!

Knightsbridge/Sloane Square
I make the effort to go to Harrods and Sloane Square every Christmas, because it is just beautiful there. Harrods itself is completely covered in lights, has the most gorgeous Christmas trees inside and the food hall has the cuuuutest treats! Sloane Square has amazing decorations flooding the square, and if you can make it to Chelsea Market on the Saturday morning, you're in luck, because they have the yummiest food.

Spitalfields Market
This is a really great place to get Christmas presents! Located around Old Street and Liverpool Street, Spitalfields is a cool area filled with tons of stores, from designer and chain to individual boutiques and stalls in the market itself. You'll be able to find gifts you can't get anywhere else, and at Christmas, it's all decorated out!

Covent Garden
It's a must-do to go to Covent Garden because of the beauuutiful decorations in the market, as well as the unmissable huuuuuge Christmas tree in the middle of the square. You can often find live music and carollers around here too which will help you feel all Christmassy, as well as the amazing range of places to eat and shop.

Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park
A favourite for tourists and locals alike, Winter Wonderland is probably London's biggest attraction come November/December. I've been a few times before and really enjoyed it - there's a ton of stalls selling all sorts of gifts, as well as a German market with loads to eat and drink, and of course the huge, bright rides that you can see for miles. It's free to enter but some attractions inside can be quite pricey for what they are!

Southbank Christmas Market
Situated on the South Bank of the Thames, right next to the London Eye, Southbank market is full of stalls with books, food, gifts...you name it. It's a lot smaller than some of the other markets, but given the view across the water towards Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, it's worth a visit.

Where are your favourite places to visit in London?

M x