I spent last weekend in London to enjoy a beautiful Xmas 2016 enjoying Oxford Street lights. Brighton isn’t that far away from London, so taking the train and enjoy a day it is quite easy. But, if you want to spend hours without worrying about going back home, the best is to enjoy the whole weekend there. The first stop, early in the morning, was the Lego Shop. There’s always a massive queue outside, so you better go quickly! After that, we went to eat something quick, and we walked around for quite a long time. Mind you: the lights were on since early morning! And because it was foggy it was kind of ghastly. Perfect for crimes and Sherlock Holmes mysteries.
If you plan to spend a full weekend walking around, you better use comfortable shoes, or you’ll end up asking Uber to bring you back to the hotel. Although I chose what I thought to be perfect shoes, it turns out they weren’t. My feet were too painful!
In the afternoon we ended up in London’s Wonderland Xmas market. It has everything: lots of food, plenty of goodies and tons of entertainment. Who cares about the ghastly mist and sore legs?
In short, we spent all Saturday walking up and down. We visited Oxford Street. It’s a must during Xmas because of all the super cute and elegant lights!
And, yes, we also visited the Disney Store. Disney should also put more stuff for adults. There were tons of clothing for kids, but adults have a hard time in there. We also went to Forbidden Planet, the mecha of nerddom. My target was to find a Newt Pop, but they were all sold out! But I could find a cool comic book and some cool deals too.
[You can picture us as turtles by the end of the day with lots of shopping bags, hurting legs, and famished because we eat too little.]
You can find many quirky things around London. Most of them are hidden, and you need to pay attention to your surroundings if you don’t want to miss them. But, the place for quirky stuff and creativity is Candem. So, on Sunday we ventured ourselves into Candem for hours. Again, we would walk around for too long before we could sit down and eat something. It’s funny because the more tired you are, the less eager you are to eat food. But you crave coffee. Weird, but true.
If you want to pay a visit during Xmas just remember one tiny thing: the D-day, that’s Xmas day everything is closed! So, plan your Xmas visit before or after Xmas, or you’re going set up for dismay. The country stops for Xmas: no shops, no buses, no trains, no nothing.
Merry Xmas everyone!