i have decided i like london at christmas time very muchly.
me and the family set off on our travels early saturday morning and caught the 9.16 train that whisked us away to the land of black cabs, lights and glittery shops blaring festive music. our hotel was deliciously french, with all french staff with their gorgeous accents that made me feel like i was in an audrey tautou movie.
the Da Vinci exhibition was fantastic and i recommend it to anybody wishing to be humbled.
saturday night was spent in the tiny, cosy bar in the hotel which was like stepping back in time; full of old paintings and low ornate lamps on the walls, an actual fireplace and old, worn armchairs. we had ourselves a few merry little drinks.
sunday morning was a perfect walk across hyde park, where we came across a christmas fairground. the smell of candy floss and toffee apples hung thick in the air and there were so many cute little stalls selling sweet homemade gifts that i thought i could explode with happiness.
next it was on to the V&A where we delighted in the exhibition called 'the power of making' which is FREE and definitely worth a visit.
after a wonderful pub lunch in convent garden the afternoon was spent wandering around the tiny shops and wishing there were more hours in the day.
a coffee, and then a train journey home.
just a handful of snaps i managed to remember to take :)