Sanna and I spent nearly 3 days in Christmassy London during our England Christmas 2014 break. Here are some of the best photos. They might be in a bit of a random order.
Here is a nice angle of 2 of the most famous landmarks of modern London, the London eye and Big Ben, lovely winters sky too.
We visited the annual Winter Wonderland which is every Christmas in London’s Hyde Park. Its a German style outside winter market with food, drink, live music gifts and rides.
Inside German traditional a style drinking hall, its quite amazing this is all temporary and is taken away at the end of Christmas.Outside drinking with live music was fun.
My date for the night
Ice skating on a temporary outside ice skate rink.Sanna booked us to stay at London’s famous Dorchester hotel, one of the most exclusive where the wealthy and famous stay. I don’t want to know how much it cost for the room for 2 nights but for room service a Chicken club sandwich cost £25 $50 crazy!St James park the one right out the front of Buckingham Palace has lots of swans, but Sanna was a bit scared to put her fingers out.We made a very interesting trip to the famous ‘Tower of London’ The beefeater who gave the tour was very good and slipped in a lot of jokes.
Map of the tower of London from 1597. There is actually not one tower but 22 on the whole site.
Old armour looks so heavy to wear.
and hundreds of swords to project the tower of London.Famous tower bridge.
For lunch I had Christmas Ale, it was strong and tasted great, I wish we got beers like this in Australia.
We visited the famous Natural History museum. Such a massive museum and all totally free paid for by the government (our tax). It is a great educational museum to take children.Raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar A T-rex head!
Famous Harrods, all lit up and Christmassy.
Just by chance we spotted BBC’s Top Gear being filmed in the streets, the Stig was sitting on a motorised arm chair with two big machine guns sitting out the front being filmed from a Smart car.
A lovely Winters sky for the evening before we leave to go back to Sussex.