We were so excited for our first Christmas tree! Unfortunately it was not a real evergreen, and the ornaments were lacking, but we were happy to enjoy the holiday cheer.
As it was our last full day to spend together in London before the holidays, we planned to make every moment count, and enjoy all that the city has to offer. What better way to begin this day than to visit Winter Wonderland. It really is one of a kind, and I don’t imagine ever experiencing something like it. Not only did we have a cup of mulled wine, but also enjoyed a German sausage and some sweet potatoe fries.
We continued under Marble Arch as we entered the affluent area of Marylebone and Mayfair. These neighbourhoods are home to some of London’s most exclusive shops, restaurants, bars and hotels. And on the front patio of one of these restaurnsts, we discovered a camel! He was ever so elegant with his colourful attire, friendly to us all. A camel in wealthy Mayfair! What a wonderful treat it was to meet him.
It was then that we noticed bright pink flyers advertising a private art auction at the Savoy hotel. We decided to take a detour, which was well worth it. Not only did we marvel at a limited collection that included Warhol and Picasso, but we also had the opportunity to admire the 19th century landmark hotel with lavish furnishings and holiday decor.
The most magical part of the day we saved for the end. Westminster Abbey was featuring Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols sung by the boys choir. It was wonderful and miraculous, the perfect way to end an early Christmas weekend in London!