On Monday I went to London with my mum for a bit of Christmas shopping and soaking up the festive spirit; I mean where else would you go in the UK for the ultimate window displays and Christmas lights!
We had an amazing time eating and drinking and wandering around many department stores, I ached for 2 days afterwards from the amount of walking and the carrying of shopping!
I actually took so many photos that I’ve ended up having to separate them into two posts. The window displays and lights were so gorgeous that I had to take more photos and it would be a shame not to show them all!
We managed to get to Liberty, Selfridges, Harrods and Covent Garden all within a day which was a pretty great achievement considering we walked the majority of the distances. This post will be about Liberty and Selfridges as we visited those first.
I don’t think the front of the Liberty store needs any introduction; it’s a gorgeous Tudor style building in the centre of London amidst boring concrete blocks and its such a surprise walking around the corner to find it.
I love the details like the soldiers at the doors to the chocolate shop; you don’t get that anywhere else!
In the centre of the store is the infamous hall where there is currently a Matilda display. I have had the pleasure of going to the show of Matilda and it was amazing; seeing this display taken from the show was a lovely reminder of how amazing it was, it’s one of my favourite films.
There were tonnes of products in Liberty that I could have snapped up. One of my favourite things in all the world are books. When I saw these books lined up on a stand I couldn’t help but take a photo. It’s my aim in life to have a huge book case full of leather books and I have a large amount already hidden in a wardrobe waiting for me to move out. The Alice in Wonderland book I’ve seen many times online but I didn’t realise you could actually buy it still!
I’ve added it to my Christmas list as they’d sold out in store and hopefully my mum will get it for me!
I did pick up a few chocolate bits from the chocolate store for presents and also a sneaky present for myself which I’m sure will be in a future post! I couldn’t resist buying something as the bags are beautiful and free in England!
Selfridges was the next stop and we wandered there from Liberty stopping off in many shops along the way including Boots and Forever 21 where I was really naughty and spent money that I shouldn’t have!
I couldn’t help but take a photo of the sign; it is also iconic after the tv program Mr Selfridge.
Their window displays were amazing, all snow scenes with different objects that you can buy in store. My personal favourite was the snow globe with the Selfridges store inside, it’s absolutely beautiful! Though for a window display I do think that maybe there should have been some fake snow flowing around the globe for better effect!
The window displays were out of this world, the YSL clutch bag tassle actually did swing as if someone was carrying it.
I love how the swans were carrying bags on their backs like it was a normal thing to do!
I also couldn’t believe that the Kitty Slippers ears actually wiggled!
All the displays were amazing and it took some fighting to get to the front of each window and take a decent photo! Lots of people obviously have the same idea.
For lunch we went to the food hall in Selfridges and had a house salad and a pot of tea:
It was the BEST house salad I’ve ever eaten and was worth every penny. After choosing what I wanted they take it into a metal bowl and mix it up with your chosen dressing and pour it back into your bowl.
It was so filling and the taste was out of this world that I devoured it and didn’t need anything else at lunch which is a big surprise for me ha.
Have you been to Liberty or Selfridges yet this Christmas? Will you be going?
Have you tried any food at Selfridges lunch hall? What would you recommend for my next meal there? I found it so hard to choose!