A Christmas Day in London

One of the best parts of being back home in Wales is having London practically on the doorstep. Like most cities, Christmas is a magical time to visit London when the decs are up, Christmas stalls are in full swing and it’s acceptable to have a bevvie before lunchtime.

We decided to take the Megabus, the cheapest way to get to London from South Wales, costing a mere £6 return per person (a bargain, I know!).

I couldn’t resist getting a picture outside the impeccably decorated Peggy Porchen cake shop, a few minutes walk from Victoria bus station where we were dropped off.

Our next stop was a quaint little coffee shop called 26 Grains in Covent Garden. This was, without a doubt the best brunch I’ve had since I’ve been back in the UK. We took a seat outside in the square and grabbed a blanket to keep warm. I opted for oat milk with my mocha which was a first and was pleasantly surprised at how nice it was!

When it came to the menu, there was only one thing I was ordering. Avocado toast! Rated by The Londoner as one of the best she’s ever had which was good enough for me.

She was right.

A Christmas trip to London wouldn’t be the same without visiting Liberty department store in West End… or stopping at the Shakespeares Head around the corner for a cheeky G&T.

When we finished up in West End and Soho we took the tube to Tower Hill. We wanted to go to a Christmas market and couldn’t fit them all in so went with Christmas By The River in the end. It was a good choice as we got to walk over Tower Bridge and see the Shard lit up in the distance.

What city do you like to visit at Christmas time? If only for a day…



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And you, Jessica – I hope yours is a marvellous Christmas. Thank you for all your amazing photos of your wonderful adventures – I find them inspirational as I sit at my desk, weaving the next story or blog article…


I do love nicking up to London – although I prefer to do so in the summer. If I had the choice – I’d love to visit New York – I’ve seen it so often in films…

Matt Frost
Hi Jess Looks like you and Matt had a great time in London (which I would love to visit some stage soon). I had a lovely time at my folks in Blenheim (25 degree heat so I ended up sleeping for a bit!) and am watching the New Zealand team… Read more »