Christmas Sparkle

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I love London at Christmas. It’s not as flashy as Christmas in New York – nothing can beat a tour of their incredible department store windows – but the streets take on an unrivalled Dickensian charm as the darkness descends, the fog rolls in and the lights begin to sparkle along the rooftops. Being crushed amidst the crowds of shoppers and tourists doesn’t seem so bad when you have beautiful lights to admire above your head. I have picked some of my favourite photos of my tours of London Christmas lights over the past few weeks for your viewing pleasure, and I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!

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21 comments

    1. Thanks for mentioning John Atkinson Grimshaw, Sue – I’ve just had a lovely time looking at his amazing paintings! I’d never heard of him before. I love his misty autumnal scenes!

  1. Lovely! Thank you for sharing your impressions and reflections. Your blogs are inspiring and uplifting and interesting. Merry Christmas to you.

  2. Merry Christmas to you. I loved the pictures of the lights and was sorry not to be able to see them. Perhaps next year.

  3. As well as the lights, one of my favourite Christmas things about working in London is the train and tube stations! There’s always music, choirs, singers, string quartets etc on the station concourses and tunnels – it helps lighten the mood on the way to work every day, but it’s especially great at Christmas!

    1. I know, aren’t they brilliant? I miss the ‘advice’ the tube workers used to write on information boards at Angel station – it always cheered me up after a long day!

  4. The Covent Garden shot looks so cosy! A coffee table book of London porn was one of my favourite gifts this year and as you know, I never get enough of that!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Rachel.

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