T-minus one month until I head to London to experience my second “Dickensian Christmas,” so naturally it’s time to take a look back at the first. Check out the photos below or click on the an image to view as a gallery…
What do you do mere hours after you land in London? Take the Tube to The Gate Theatre for a production of The Trojan Women starring Louise Brealey, of course.
Our slapdash, flat–sized Christmas “Tree”…
Tiffany & Co. all dolled up for the season.
Regent Street decked out for Christmas 2012.
Cartier gives Tiffany & Co. a run for their money.
Covent Garden’s impressive Christmas tree.
Our home station – Chiswick Park.
A night of carols at the Royal Albert Hall.
Outside the world famous Royal Albert Hall.
The impressive lobby chandelier at the Corinthia, our hotel for New Year’s Eve.
Outside the Corinthia.
A fantastic gastro-pub dinner in Mayfair at The Punchbowl (formerly owned by Guy Ritchie). This is a picture of a picture.
A stroll by the gorgeously decorated Savoy on the Strand.
A first visit to Kensington Palace.
Queen Victoria’s wedding dress, as seen at Kensington Palace.
Heading to the Orangerie at Kensington Palace for Afternoon Tea.
Christmas lights in the Seven Dials.
The National Gallery in Trafalgar Square.
The Corinthia at night.
The Donmar Warehouse, where we took in an all-female production of Julius Caesar.
A look from Trafalgar Square down Whitehall.
We did it. Lunch at The Ivy.
A very content gal, stopped for a moment Trafalgar Square
Finally, a visit to Churchill’s War Rooms.
The Commando’s Monument between the Corinthia and Royal Horseguards Hotels.
And suddenly, a wild London Eye appears.
The gorgeous main table in the lobby of the Corinthia.
Afternoon tea at the Corinthia.
Hey there, my favourite hotel ever.
Another shot of the fabulous Baccarat Chandelier in the Corinthia.
At the Horse Guards Parade at dusk.
The Royal Opera House and its impressive holiday wreath.
Covent Garden’s resident reindeer.
A look at the Vaudeville Theatre on the Strand, where we saw Uncle Vanya.
The impressive and stunning ice rink at Somerset House.
The Christmas tree and courtyard statue at Somerset House.
A Boer War monument on the Riverside Terrace behind Somerset House.
The most fabulous fireworks display I’ve ever seen, viewed from outside the Corinthia Hotel and beside Embankment Station.
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