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Wednesday, 24 December 2014

miss b loves .......London, all dressed up for Christmas 2014!

Visiting London in the run up to Christmas seems to have become a tradition of ours.......The capital city has always fascinated me and there's something even more special about it during the festive period.....Last weekend we jumped on the train and just over two hours later we were welcomed by the bright lights of London, all dressed up for Christmas 2014 .......

A tree decorated with Fortnum and Mason
 wicker baskets at Somerset House.

Burlington Arcade

The Giant Observation Wheel
 at Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park

Snow globes at Liberty

Covent Garden was particularly impressive .....

 ....with a Father Christmas and his reindeer made out of Lego bricks!!

Carnaby Street .......

Notting Hill .....Father Christmas .... playing festive songs and Christmas carols on the steel drum and ....sacks of brussels sprouts all the way from Lancashire, our home county!

Amazing iced biscuits at Biscuiteers.......

This one had to come home with me .....

So many beautiful trees....and clear blue skies...

St Paul's Cathedral

The tree at Trafalgar Square is a gift from the city of Oslo as a token of gratitude to the people of London for their assistance during the years 1940-1945. A tree has been given every year since 1947.

Norwegian tree at Trafalgar Square

Something a little different outside the One Aldwych Hotel ....upsidedown trees!

Of course there was coffee ......and cakes ......

A festive gingerbread latte cupcake
and a mocha at Muriel's

....and as always we discovered a new area....Seven Dialswhere seven roads converge.. 

So pretty at night .....

Finally a few impressive Christmas windows.....


Paddington at Selfridge's

The Cambridge Satchel Company

and festive doors ........

A hectic couple of days ..... but well worth it and the perfect way to get into the festive mood. Time to relax now and enjoy a quieter Christmas back at home ......

This year, in the lounge, the Christmas décor is gold with a touch of silver and deep red ......

Elsewhere in the house, there's a more contemporary feel with bright pops of colour........

Mince pie time ............

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas wherever you may be! 

Thank you for taking the time to visit and for all your wonderful, supportive comments throughout the year. 
I appreciate every single one! 
See you in the New Year!


  1. I didn't get any look at London Christmas windows this year, so it's nice to see some on your blog. Hope you are having a great Christmas time with friends and family!

  2. London is one of the magical cities to visit during Christmas. Everywhere looks so magical and spectacular! Love the store windows and the Biscuiteers store. Wishing you Merry Christmas Miss B! Thank you too for all of your wonderful comments on my Blog. Cheers!

  3. Miss B, so thankful for this post! Love London and my dream would be to visit it during the holiday season, can imagine all the lights and the beautiful decorations around the city! But your photos gave me a clear idea of it, I have heard a lot of Biscuiteers and Id like to try their treats, the one you got is utterly cute (and yummy!). I didnt know that tradition about the tree in Trafalgar Square, very nice of Oslo, that tree is impressive! The decor at your home is very sweet, I would be curious to try the mince pie but Im vegetarian, I know they do not really taste as mince though. Happy Holidays Miss B, wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Is always nice to stop by here and always know something new about the world. May the 2015 bring you many other trips and adventures! xo

  4. Lovely photos, as always! You've captured the holiday spirit in each one. Wishing you and yours a merry Christmas!

  5. London is the perfect place for Christmas. Wishing you and your family a Happy Christmas and every best wish for a happy and healthy 2015

  6. This was absolutely beautiful Miss B. I always see pictures of London but never at Christmas time. So this was a treat! It is absolutely beautiful. I love the natural-ness of it! The wreaths, trees and topiary trees are gorgeous. I've heard of Biscuiteers. They are decorated so beautifully. I love their theme boxes. Your decorations are absolutely gorgeous Miss B. Theme ROOMS are in! I only put a wreath up this year. Getting some remodeling done, through next year. HaHaHa I love your blog. It's always a pleasant adventure. So glad you like mine :) Have a fabulous holiday!

  7. Londres! Elle est sans doute ma ville préfère! J'aime beaucoup cette ville et à Noël elle est irrésistible! J'ai passé un an entier las bas et j'adoré me baladé en Covent Garden surtout à cet période de l'année ! Je te souhaite des très belles fêtes ;)xo

  8. Love the blue skies and absolutely Fairyrale Christmas trees.....
    Wish you mostly cozy,lively,wonderful Holidays,dear miss B.!!!
    Hugs from Holland,

  9. Hi Miss B!!!!

    Thank you for the visit to London!!! How beautiful, especially at night!!!

    How wonderful to be a train ride away from London!!!

    Enjoy the rest of the holidays!!!


  10. I am sure London is a magical city during the Christmas days. Unfortunately, Sofia wasn't decorated much this year. Your photos are so beautiful. The weather was sunny here too. I wish some snow for the next Christmas. The deco in your house is so nice; great job, miss B! Hope you had a wonderful time and thank you too for taking the time to visit my blog! Best regards!

  11. Oh wow, how lovely esp the Santa and reindeer made out of lego bricks ! Thanks for sharing these.

    Merry Christmas!!

  12. There is something so special about being in London at Christmas time!

  13. SO so so pretty. Sigh. I heart London. Happy Holidays!

  14. Stunning decor at your place. London is so beautiful at this time of year. I still dream of visiting one day.

  15. Hope you had a lovely Christmas and best wishes for 2015:)

  16. It might be magical to visit London at the holidays.

    I want to wish you a blessed & healthy New Year.

  17. I visited London at Christmas time and so some of these photos are of things I've seen through my own eyes, only making them more interesting! Having said that, when shopping in Carnaby Street, I missed the giant headphones.. so thank you for sharing them!! :)



  18. London was obviously best prepared for Christmas! Thanks a lot for sharing so wonderful pictures. I have to admit that our small Bavarian towns are also nicely decorated for Christmas but never ever in such an impressing way :) Hopefully you had amazing holidays so far <3

    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena
    International Giveaway: Christmas Surprise with Self Interest

  19. Beautiful photos and very inspired post.

  20. Dear Miss B,

    Hope that you had a fabulous Christmas and I enjoyed seeing your wonderful photos of London with its Christmas decorations.
    Enjoy the last few days of 2014

  21. Oh my I loved every minute if this tour. How lucky to be there in two hours!!

  22. London looks beautiful. This sounds like a wonderful tradition. I would love for my family to develop a tradition of visiting some great place near the holidays.

  23. Wishing you a marvellous New Year :)


  24. Gosh, you make me wanna book a tix & fly over to London now! I miss shopping there, dear! I'm delighted to be back from my vacation & resuming my blog hopping! Happy 2015 to you , dear! xoxo
    Luxury Haven

  25. Oh how I love seeing London through your lens, Miss B! I remember a lovely holiday in London and Paris two years ago and your images take me back. Your holiday home is festive and beautiful. I love your touches of whimsy and color. Wishing you a fabulous 2015, dear Miss B!
    xx, Heather

  26. Yes, I see you have some Biscuiteers there! Always beautifully made biscuits! I hope you had a marvellous holiday. Holiday decor is my favourite, I miss seeing it especially in the London shops! Happy New Year miss b. Looking forward to more of your posts for 2015. xx/Madison
    Tweed & Leopard Style 

  27. j adore les Snow globes:) tiens j'en acheterai pour noel prochain aha
    je te souhaite une excellente annee ma chère!


  28. London is amazing at Christmastime! It makes me wish it was Christmas all year round :) x

  29. Merci pour cette belle balade à Londres !
    Je te souhaite une excellente année 2015.

  30. Miss b, Love this!! I have to say London does Christmas with a little humor and I really like that. Carnaby Street was so cute and I love the Fortnum and Mason Baskets! I really would love to get there one day during the holidays! Especially would be fun to see Liberty and all the windows. Your photos were super! How cute was that sweater cookie? Wishing you a wonderful New Year and thanks for being a wonderful blogger friend!! x Kim

  31. Miss B, nice post! I loved London in summer... but it is make me want to visit it again - looks very festive! I miss the taxi driving - I think London have the best taxi drivers the the world!

  32. Thank you Miss B for your kind visit and I wish you all the very best for 2015, with much happiness and good health.
    I loved seeing your wonderful London Christmas photos - isn't it such a great City.

  33. Amazing pics!
    Love the snow globes!


  34. Hi Miss B,

    Happy belated New Year to you, I hope you're well. Oh yes, well you know I love London at Christmas too. We went on the Monday before Christmas and had a bite to eat at all the major department stores. We didn't get to see the Fortnum & Mason tree but I saw lots of piccies of it on Instagram and thought it looked amazing as did the window displays. I've always loved the history/story behind the Trafalgar Square tree. I too stopped off at the Burlington Arcade and treated myself to some Laduree macarons - always feel special on that red carpet ha ha.

  35. It must have been great atmpsphere if I could judge from yr photos!I was never in Lindon for Christmas and I feel I must plan a trip for next year!!

  36. how lovely! I would love to visit!


  37. Miss b, London looks wonderful at Christmas time. So many things to see. The snow globes caught my eye, as I collect snow globes myself. Father Christmas that is made out of lego bricks is incredible! The iced biscuits look so yummy and decorated in its own special way. Your gold, silver, and red décor is so lovely. I have been decorating with silver, white, and red the last couple of years, and really like how it looks around Christmas time. Love your skinny snowman, he's adorable.

    I was wondering where you've been. I really miss your sweet comments and awesome posts. I hope the new year is being good to you, and I wish you peace and lots of love in the days ahead.


    1. Thanks Sheri. We had Chrismas Day at home then flew to Dubai on Boxing Day to enjoy some sunshine. I'm now getting back to a routine!

  38. Thank you for all your lovely comments and good wishes. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.


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