The candy canes in Covent Garden
Harrods, I'm not a fan of Harrods as a general rule; I get lost in the rabbit warren that is every floor and I can't deal with the ridiculous number of people getting in my way. However, when it's decorated for the festivities and full of Christmas loveliness it's an entirely different story. I love Harrods at Christmas with the extravagant gifts, giant gingerbread houses and the winter Wonderland that is the Christmas department. Some of the decorations that you can get there are amazing and as a child that place is basically a heaven.
The Southbank Christmas Market, Sometimes I think I could live at this market for the entire festive period. What's not to love about chocolate and banana crepes, hog roast, fake snow, Christmas carols, fairy lights and wooden huts full of treasures and presents?
Winter Wonderland, now Winter Wonderland is a fairly new addition to this London list and even though it's full of tat and the prices are obscene it is joyful and ice skating around the bandstand with all the lights above you is pretty awesome.
The Tower of London Ice Rink, yet another ice skating venue has appeared on the list, sorry about that but there are certainly an awful lot of those in London. What makes this one special is that the rink is in the moat of the Tower, so you are in the shadows of this historic building. That sort of thing makes my heart sing.
As is the norm I'm linking up with Bonnie for Travel Tuesday, so make sure you check out all the other brilliant posts.