London is one of those cities where people visit during the run-up to Christmas, mainly for shopping as this is retail heaven for many.
There is so much effort put into the lights, displays and decorations that there is no doubt that one has to experience it at least once.
Since I am so lucky that I have all this on my doorstep I wanted to share a small glimpse with you. So I ventured once the shops were closed so I could avoid the masses and try to capture the allure of Christmas window shopping:
The Conran Shop – Sloane Avenue
One of my favourite shops that gathers the best design.
Peter Jones – Sloane Square
This year’s Christmas advert has proven to be very popular for John Lewis. Most kids are asking for a penguin.
Here is a simple but fun display:
Harrods – Knightsbridge
Harrods is probably one of the most visited department stores all year round. From the amazing lights that cover the building to the intricate windows, there is so much to see:
Harvey Nichols – Knightsbridge
Harvey Nichols is one of the stores that has crazy window displays all year. Since most department stores sell the same products, they have to stand out somehow. And they certainly do.
Liberty – off Regent Street
This is one of Little Observationist‘s favourites. They are famous for their wooden building. The beams come originally from wooden trading ships. So this year there are lots of references to the ships in their windows.
I have to admit that shopping at Liberty has a unique feel.
The Chelsea Gardener – off Kings Road
The Chelsea Gardener is the one stop shop for Christmas. You will find everything from the best Christmas trees in town to amazing decorations and gifts hand picked around Europe.
Some other interesting shops: