A Christmassy Weekend in London

15th December 2013

Weekend in London
Weekend in LondonWeekend in London
Weekend in London
Weekend in LondonWeekend in London

‘There’s nowhere else like London. Nothing at all, anywhere.’ Β Vivienne Westwood

At the beginning of December my man and I spent a gorgeous weekend in London. We shopped, walked, took photos and enjoyed an indulgent afternoon tea at Sketch.

The afternoon tea included an assortment of finger sandwiches, scones, a coconut and praline lollipop, a salted butter caramel macaroon, a lemon meringue tartlet, a chestnut and cranberry tartlet, a chocolate eclair, orange blossom and passion fruit marshmallows and a Greek yogurt mousse with blackcurrant marmalade. It was amazing, and I very nearly had to be airlifted out of the restaurant!

We stayed at the Hilton, Kensington – the one by the Oxford Tube stop – which proved handy when weighed down with Christmas shopping bags on the way home. I have to say it was great to be near Westfield because I finally got to see inside. We had a candlelit dinner at Bill’s and an evening stroll – in a shopping centre! What can I say, it was cold, and it was romantic to watch people on the ice rink. Very Rockefeller Centre.

Nothing beats London at Christmas. I love the streets and shop windows, and I think this could turn into an annual fixture.

Weekend in London
Weekend in London
Weekend in London
Weekend in London
Weekend in London
Weekend in London

Coat – Vintage | Bag – Phillip Lim

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  • Reply Sophie 15th December 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Beautiful photography and it looks like you had an amazing weekend! xxx

    I left my heart in Miami

  • Reply tinajo 15th December 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Love the pics and that car is too darn cute! πŸ™‚

    • Reply Candy Pop 15th December 2013 at 7:59 pm

      So cute. A Candy Pop coloured car!

  • Reply Sarah 15th December 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Beautifull bright pictures! I always think of london as e grey city. Well, it was when we went there with school more than 10 years ago. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Eva 15th December 2013 at 7:56 pm

    So beautiful pictures ! I love London ! I look the Sketch's link, it looks gorgeous !
    I like your Philip Lim bag!!

    • Reply Candy Pop 15th December 2013 at 7:59 pm

      Thank you. Sketch was amazing!

  • Reply Victoria Eales 15th December 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Looks like a truly festive trip to London. I need to pick up some macarons before Christmas Day.


  • Reply jessthetics 17th December 2013 at 12:14 am

    I've been dying over your afternoon tea pictures on instagram, they look so tasty! It looks like you had the best time christmas shopping, and I love your photos. Especially the shot of the blue car, it's so cute! xx

    • Reply Candy Pop 17th December 2013 at 9:59 am

      Haha! Sorry about the Instagram afternoon tea spam!

  • Reply Erika Lee @ A Tiny Rocket 17th December 2013 at 4:37 am

    lovely pics- I have always been a fan of afternoon tea.. because its like a treat in the middle of the day. so great.

  • Reply Hannah 17th December 2013 at 8:17 am

    Gorgeous photos and I love the bag! Such a perfect postbox red! I'm glad you had a good weekend in London. We went this weekend just gone but it was so busy that we didn't really enjoy it. Must go earlier next year!

    • Reply Candy Pop 17th December 2013 at 10:01 am

      Thank you Hannah! (I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy London.)

  • Reply CraveCute 19th December 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Just catching up on your posts! So much eye candy here!! Lovely!

  • Reply PinkBow 24th December 2013 at 6:24 pm

    I really want to try the tea at Sketch. Next year for sure!

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