One Weekend in London: Gorgeous Xmas 2016

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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!

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  • Betsy

    This sounds like an amazing weekend!!!

    • Thank you! 😀 It was!

  • Wow, places actually close down on Christmas? They don’t do that in the states. I mean a lot of places do but not all. What if you need something on Christmas day lol! So neat thanks for sharing!

    • Thank you! Yup closed. You’re supposed to get everything you need and prepare LOL I didn’t know about this until I spent Xmas here xDDDD I was like: O.o seriously!? What If I want to go and read something somewhere and take a coffee!? Well, cannot happen if it’s Xmas :p

  • Mariah Kaercher

    So I think the real question is when I can come visit you? 😀 😛

    Seriously your pictures are gorgeous and that lego store seems like heaven to me.

    • Haha! I live in Brighton, it’s about 2 hours from London by crappy train 😉 If that suits you 😀

  • Mariah Kaercher

    So when can I come visit you?

    Seriously the lego place looks like heaven.

    • It was heaven 🙂 (but not as big as I was thinking it would be LOL )

  • Gingi Edmonds Freeman

    You have NO FREAKING IDEA how jealous I am of you right now!!! LONDON?!!??! I havent been there since I was a teen! You, madam, stink! hehe! Happy Holidays my sweet friend! <3 –

    • WOW! Thanks! <3 Happy Holidays to you too! 🙂

  • Kay

    Looks like an amazing time! I think it’s kind of nice that everything shuts down for the holiday (though I can see how those who don’t celebrate Christmas would find it inconvenient.) In the States there is still so much open on Christmas Day!

    • Hahaha The problem is that I’m super spoiled! 8 years in Tokyo with almost anything open at all times spoils you for good. I’ve always been able to escape into a coffee shop somewhere :p If you’re working it sucks, but I’ve been also working during Xmas and I don’t do it every year, so for me it was normal. But, every single thing closed? I mean…woah… it’s surprising (and also annoying xDDDDD )