Post by Taislany Gomes • December 12, 2016 • Lifestyle, Reviews, Travel

If you are anything like me you will know that there are 12 days 7 hours 28 minutes and a few seconds until Christmas. Yes, I do have a Christmas countdown, cheezy? Could be, but I love Christmas way too much to even care. I have been living in London for nearly 11 years so I think that I should suggest my Top 5 Things to do in London this December.


1. Department stores:

London has the most festive spots, you’ll find beautiful Christmas lights and window displays, making it the perfect setting when picking up gifts on your list. Covent Garden piazza is a great place to start, you’ll be surrounded by immaculately decorated streets and the perfect breakfast options, which mean that you can grab your morning coffee and then head to the shops and find the perfect gift for your loved ones.

Silver Reindeer, East Piazza, Christmas Decorations, Covent Garden

Covent Garden Piazza

Looking for an exclusive Christmas shopping experience? Head to Harrods and find the most beautiful Christmas tree decorations. They have 300-plus departments so you’re covered for gift ideas. If you have the time, check Harrod’s food market it’s my one stop shop for Christmas hampers. They also have a cocktail bar which is divine.

The Harrods Christmas Grotto

The Harrods Christmas Grotto

2. Christmas Market:

There’s nothing more Christmassy than going to a Christmas Market yall. I feel like every time I go to one I get even more excited about the holiday. My favorite ones are:

Winter Wonderland

-Winter Wonderland’s market in Hyde Park (I always stop at the mulled wine pop-ups)

-Southbank Centre’s Winter Market

-London Bridge City’s riverside market

3. Ice Skating

This is a funny one because I am the worst at ice skating… I can probably say that I am a disaster at it! But, I am not that selfish. I know that ice skating is one of the best things about winter and everyone loves doing it during the holidays and London has some pretty damn good ice rinks.


Skate at Somerset House

A few weeks ago a PR agency took a small group of bloggers to Skate at Somerset House and I already knew that I would be only observing those who are more skilled at skating than me, but you know what? The setting was so perfect that I was mesmerized by it and didn’t really mind only watching. I went with a blogger friend of mine, and she was so sweet to take me around the rink a few times and not make fun of me… well, maybe a little.

I would definitely recommend the Somerset House Ice Rink as I have been there and experienced it myself. If there’s one thing I know is that you’ll be under hypnosis, the lights and decorations are just stunning.

4.Festive Restaurants

Are you a foodie? Well, I’ve got you covered! Being a food lover myself I always go on a hunt for the most festive menus around London. These are my top picks:

Forest on the roof | Selfridges

Forest on the roof | Selfridges

-Selfridges Forest On The Roof (make sure to book a table)

-John Lewis’s Oxford Street Roof Garden

-Mac & Wild, Fitzrovia (full review)

-Sea Containers at Mondrian London

5.Christmas Lights

We all love the lights around Regents Street but let’s be honest the crowd makes it not such an especial experience. This year go the extra mile and visit Kew Gardens Christmas Lights. The gardens get a seasonal makeover for Christmas and you’ll be able to spot scented gardens, nature-inspired lights, Santa’s Snowflake Grotto, a vintage carousel, Christmas gifts and traditional festive nibbles and drinks including my favorite: mulled wine.

Christmas at Kew

Christmas at Kew

Have you visited any of my favorite spots around London? Where are your favorite places to go? Let me know in the comments below.


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Lauren Barden - 12, December 2016 at (18:09)

I was at Winter Wonderland this week and it was amazing, it made me feel so festive!

Lauren Ashleigh xx


Dakota D. - 13, December 2016 at (01:16)

The Christmas Market sounds incredible!! Great post girlie.

Dakota D.
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Neha - 13, December 2016 at (11:17)

WOW! Amazing post. the christmas market seems like a great spot. Cant wait to visit


Kathy Brown - 13, December 2016 at (12:18)

London is on my bucket list. Looks like an amazing place to visit for the holiday season.


Mary - 13, December 2016 at (15:07)

Your post has me longing to visit London again! I miss shopping at Harrods. I bet it’s spectular this time of year!


Susanne - 13, December 2016 at (16:17)

This looks like so much fun!! Ahhh want to jump on a plane to London right now!! Thanks for sharing and I hope you’ll have an amazing Christmas time! Xx Susanne –


Catrina - 13, December 2016 at (16:25)

Just beautiful! I’ve never been, but now If I go, I’m definitely going over the holidays! Looks wonderful!


Cindy Elena - 13, December 2016 at (16:36)

Oh my, this sounds amazing! It makes me wanna hop on a plane to London RN!
xo| Cindy


Kelsey Bang - 13, December 2016 at (17:21)

this all looks so magical! such a fun time!


Melanie - 13, December 2016 at (17:24)

This is such a fun list! I’ve never been to London but hopefully one day! So many things to see and do!!


Tania - 13, December 2016 at (17:36)

This is such a gorgeous post hun. I went ice skating and ti was amazing

Tania xxx


Luciana Vieira - 13, December 2016 at (17:41)

Great post!! 🙂


Allison - Celebrating Sweets - 13, December 2016 at (17:48)

London is my favorite city! I’ve never been during Christmas – I’d love to go. Gorgeous photos!


Melissa - 13, December 2016 at (17:52)

Absolutely beautiful! London is on my list of places to visit.


CJ - 13, December 2016 at (19:02)

I’ve always wanted to visit! Thank you for giving a list of these incredible things to do!


Izabela - 13, December 2016 at (21:23)

I love all your suggestions. I really want to go to Winter Wonderland this year.


Jasmine Buckley - 13, December 2016 at (21:59)

You’re a girl after my own ♥ I am currently working on a very similar post! I’ve been visiting London every year and you have got the list down 🙌 Love the sound of the blogger ice-skating event, what a wonderful experience.
Merry Christmas 🎄
Jaz xoxo


Taislany Gomes

Taislany Gomes Reply:

Aw, I’m so glad Jasmine. Make sure to send me the link to I can check it out x


Face to Curls - 14, December 2016 at (01:11)

London is on my list of places to visit. It l looks like such an amazing place to visit during the holiday season.

Ann-Marie |


Tuyet - 14, December 2016 at (01:26)

This looks so amazing! I’m going to London in January and am so excited!


Stylehue - 14, December 2016 at (01:26)

I would love to live in London. I’ve visited often since I have family there, and I love London during Christmas! So festive ! I love Harrods and I never tried ice skating in London, but I just love all the light in the streets.
And hanging out with my family is the best part <3



Chanel van Reenen - 14, December 2016 at (01:35)

everything is so beautiful! i love your photos. I hope to make it to London one year during the holidays!


Sharon Wu - 14, December 2016 at (02:55)

I’ve never spent Christmas in London but it would be a DREAM to have one one of these years for sure 🙂 hehe these photos look divine and get me so excited for the holidays! xo, sharon


Quinn - 14, December 2016 at (11:21)

My cousin moved to London and I will definitely be sending this list her way! All of these activities seem the most adorable!



Mama Munchkin - 14, December 2016 at (15:05)

I have never been to a Christmas Market, but they always look so festive. Looks like London really knows how to do the hoidays.


Anamika - 14, December 2016 at (17:30)

Great list of things to do..would love to visit london soon..maybe next year for vacation!!



Maria Jose Gomez - 14, December 2016 at (17:55)

London is my second favorite city. It breathes innovation and lots of fashion. Thanks or your information
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Jalisa - 14, December 2016 at (20:06)

These are such great suggestions for being active and embracing the season in London! I’ve never been before, but have heard so many great things about Covent Garden Plaza and have been seeing so many markets all throughout Europe, I wish they did something like this in the States. Perhaps they do and I just don’t know of any yet! Thanks for sharing and I hope you’re having a great week so far!




Len Parent - 14, December 2016 at (21:06)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Perfect holiday photos! Thanks for sharing darling.
Happy Holidays!
Much love, Len


Filipa Jackson - 15, December 2016 at (01:51)

You have me missing home so bad right now, can’t wait to go back in March

Filipa xxx | Instagram


Gemma - 15, December 2016 at (17:42)

These all sound amazing and so fun!

Gemma x


LindaLibraLoca - 15, December 2016 at (20:10)

London is a dream anytime, but it must be even more beautiful come Christmas.

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Rina - 16, December 2016 at (00:22)

Any ideas on where to go if you’re visiting London in the Spring?? I would love some ideas!

xoxo Rina


Jessica Sheppard - 16, December 2016 at (06:25)

The Christmas market looks super fun, and of course the festive restaurants are superb. You def can’t go wrong celebrating Christmas in London. So classic with history galore, special memories will be the result!


Nina - 16, December 2016 at (12:17)

These are great ideas. I would definitely go to every single place you mentioned, if I was in London.
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Leta - 16, December 2016 at (20:43)

Love these days! I wish I could visit London during Christmas time! It looks so wonderful Christmas markets are the best ones 🙂 x

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Kari - 17, December 2016 at (17:40)

This looks like so much fun! I was recently watching a vlog and the family went to London. Looks like fun!


Sweet Poppy - 01, January 2017 at (21:27)

Amazing things and photos!


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