Originally premiered on Regent Street in 1954, London’s Christmas lights are a much loved fixture of shoppers, photographers - and bloggers! Oxford Street caught up in 1959, before a hiatus during the 1970’s owing to austerity and power cuts. Today, the lights are LED units, consuming two-thirds the energy of electric bulbs. Here are a [...]
Christmas services at Westminster Abbey
If you’re in London during December you might want to participate in one of the Christmas services taking place in Westminster Abbey. Dates have recently been announced. Services, which are free and require no booking, commence on 2nd December, then the 16th and throughout the Christmas period. This is a unique experience [...]
Franklin’s printworks at Christmas!
Advent, Christmas & Epiphany Services & Events 2018/2019. Participate in a Christmas season service at St Bartholomew the Great in the City of London. Not only, is it the oldest church in London (founded in 1123), but its the site of Benjamin Franklin's print works - where he worked as a printer (during 1725) at [...]
Christmas at Leadenhall Market
Don't miss seeing the Lord Mayor of the City of London fire up the Christmas lights each year - often to live choral music. Leadenhall Market is a restored Victorian covered market that sells traditional game, poultry, fish and meat. Although there has been a forum (market place) on where Leadenhall Market stands [...]