It took me a bit to get to this blog. Sorry. I almost didn’t blog at all since we went to London this time of year two years ago. However, I have come to my senses and I want to spend just a moment to tell you how great our London visit actually was.
I think most people who travel have managed to spend some time in London. It’s a fairly common destination. But I don’t think that many have considered visiting during the Christmas season. In fact, when we went two years ago, we were not thinking about Christmas. It was Thanksgiving weekend, after all, and Thanksgiving had come early that year. The night city was brilliant with color, but we only caught a glimpse. That visit, we mostly ventured out during the daytime.
As we left, we agreed we must go back – specifically for the Christmas displays. This year, we did. This trip did not disappoint.
It was cool and drizzly the entire time we were there. We didn’t care. We walked miles and miles around the city at night in the drizzle and we had the time of our lives. It is stunningly beautiful and, in fact, I think the wet streets made our photos even more beautiful.
Each shopping district has its own theme. The lights – angels, snowflakes, stars, whatever- are strung for blocks across and over the busy London streets. One district (Piccadilly Circus I think) had these lovely sparkling angels as far as the eye could see.
Check out my Instagram for more photos and the video of the sparkly angels: