Revel in the city’s seasonal atmosphere and discover some of the top things to do in London at Christmas with our magical day out.
Morning: Christmas shopping in London
Head out early and beat the crowds for a spot of Christmas shopping in London’s fabulously festive West End. Marvel at the seasonal shop-window displays and Christmas decorations on and around Oxford Street, Bond Street, Piccadilly and Regent Street while picking up Christmas gifts.
Top displays in this part of town include Fortnum & Mason, Liberty London and Selfridges, which all house dedicated Christmas shops: Selfridges is the go-to store for Union Jack baubles and quirky ornaments, Liberty is known for its glass-blown decorations and gorgeous crackers; while Fortnum & Mason has lots of foodie Christmas treats. Also keep an eye out for Cartier‘s iconic «wrapped present» decorations, on Bond Street.
If you’re looking for something a little different, the independent boutiques in Burlington Arcade, Jermyn Street, South Molton Street and Connaught Village are the perfect places to search for eclectic luxury items, and are just a short stroll away.
Hamleys on Regent Street sells an amazing variety of toys, while Topshop’s flagship store on Oxford Street offers bold-but-affordable fashion pieces ideal for teens – not to mention plenty of festive glitter and sequins!