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Wanderlust Wednesdays: Christmas in London

This week’s Wanderlust Wednesday feature is by Tiffany from My Happy Coincidence.  Tiffany is a London based blogger, photographer, and writer who loves exploring new places both within her city and the across the globe. You can explore Tiffany’s work on her blog (My Happy Coincidence) and see her photos on Instagram.



Christmas in London is an encompassing experience. Wander through central London and you’ll soon find that even the smallest alleys are festively decorated. From Trafalgar Square, to Oxford street, to Soho and Covent Gardens, your hunt for twinkling lights and sparkling shop windows will not be disappointing—making the holidays a wonderful time to visit this mild city. Check out London Town’s fantastic guide to holiday lights and displays throughout London.

In addition, the city is dotted with a number of charming Christmas Markets to IMG_1828.jpgexplore. From major markets like the Tait Modern’s to smaller local ones like the Islington Christmas Market, your shopping list will soon be completed and your tummy full of wonderful, hearty market foods and desserts! Time Out London has put together a wonderful guide to finding Christmas Markets throughout the season.

IMG_1732.jpgOf course, visiting Harrods during the holidays is a must as well! Not only are the outside decorations magical, but their Christmas Food Pantry and Harrods Holiday shop are great places to round off your gift list.

Travel Tips – aim to arrive in early December or January to avoid crowds around the peak holiday weekends.  Many holiday markets run beyond Christmas but be sure to check first if there is one you really want to see!

IMG_1416Tiffany is a recent graduate from York University’s English M.A. program and also holds a B.A. in English from York. She is editor-in-chief of My Happy Coincidence: A Bog for Art, Literature, & Life where she also writes book and theatre reviews along with life and career advice articles. She loves photography and is rarely found without a camera in her hand.