Monday, December 30, 2013

Selection of Christmas Scenes in London, Christmas 2013

There's nothing like Christmas in London Town. Each area in London tends to get into the festivities by decorating and lighting up the streets at a different time, rather than all at the same time.  This allows the locals to visit and enjoy the events at different locations if they want to, and usually they do. It is said that the feel for Christmas begin when Fortnum and Mason reveals their windows. With this in mind, I thought it might be nice to provide you with some photos of how a variety of areas within London decorated for Christmas 2013. I hope you enjoy them.


Fortnum and Mason's building
A window at Fortnum and Mason
Window at Fortnum and Mason
A window at Fortnum and Mason showing a selection of foodstuff available for sale

John Lewis's Christmas story this year was based on a bear and hare.  Below are a couple of shots of their innovative window displays in which they used every day articles to create the animals.


Bear

Hares

An owl


Old Bond Street
Lights in Old Bond Street



 The D&G window

Arcades on Piccadilly


Piccadilly Arcade


Burlington Arcade


Wimbledon held a Winter Wonderland at the beginning of December which was aimed at getting the families out with their little ones. Thus the photos reflect this aim.




The bouncy castle -  a large Christmas pudding

The Ritz




Covent Garden


Duke of York (Chelsea)


St James's (Pall Mall)

St James's


Of course there are many Christmas Carol concerts held in a variety of Churches and other venues.  Here's a taste of what the Royal Albert looked like for one such carol concert.

Royal Albert Hall




Carols by Candlelight set in period costumes

Finally

A nativity scene in Westminster

Merry Christmas (it is still Christmastide) and a very Happy New Year to all.

Photos courtesy: Tracy Gravesande











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