6 January 2018

Covent Garden at Christmas



London at Christmas is always magical. This December 22nd, I made my annual Christmas trip to London to visit Gemma. We spent the evening relaxing with mulled wine, delicious food and watching the perfect Christmas girlie movie - The Holiday - whilst exchanging presents (thank you for the amazing signed Megan Hess fashion illustration books!) and catching up about Gemma’s Dubai lifestyle and my adventures in Devon.



The next day we ventured into central London to Covent Garden for a day of Christmas festivity. First stop was a visit to Cecil Street off Leicester Square where my favourite bookshop - Marchpane - stocks rare editions of Alice in wonderland books which I love to look at and compare. We then walked to Covent Garden and paid a visit to the Perersham Nurseries shop, which is full of flora and fauna inspired decor, soft furnishings, botanical candles and beautiful flower arrangements, and browses the stalls around Covent Garden market whilst admiring the giant gold bauble decorations suspenders from the roof.



We then walked to Seven Dials where we had a table booked at the Covent Garden Hotel’s Brasserie Max.

With a lovely window seat reserved at Brasserie Max, it was great to be able to relax and enjoy an Afternoon Tea treat. We had the gluten free option complete with finger sandwiches, warm scones with jam and cream and a selection of festive and traditional patisserie delights. The atmosphere was warm and friendly with a magical Christmas feel.



We then walked to Carnaby Street and Liberty for some more Christmas shopping before ending the day with a glass of Prosecco and Chombord before I caught my train from London Paddington back to Plymouth. After a wonderful weekend - here’s to next Christmas!


Sarahjane xxx





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