It was my birthday a few weeks ago and as part of my celebrations Mum and I took a trip to London. We both hadn’t visited in quite a while and decided it would help us get in the festive spirit.

Oxford Street, London

We took the lunchtime train to Marylebone and grabbed a cab straight to Marylebone Highstreet. It’s a place we both love and are happy having a potter in the stores and stopping for lunch.

Marylebone Highstreet, London

Marylebone Highstreet, London

We started with the Conran shop which always has lots of lovely things to tempt.  And a visit to Cath Kidston resulted in Mum buying a few stocking fillers.

Conran shop, Marylebone Highstreet, London

Conran shop, Marylebone Highstreet, London

Conran shop, Marylebone Highstreet, London

By now it was time for a late lunch and we managed to get a table at Le Pain Quotidien.  We love this place, it is always busy which gives it a great buzz.  We couldn’t resist a glass of cranberry and orange fizz, it is the festive season after all.  I opted for a mixed roasted veg salad and Mum had a ham pie with potatoes and vegetables.  We both really enjoyed our meals and spent time soaking up the atmosphere. I really wish we had a Le Pain Quotidien nearer home.

Conran shop, Marylebone Highstreet, London Le Pain Quotidien, Marylebone HighstreetLe Pain Quotidien, Marylebone Highstreet

Stepping out onto Marylebone Highstreet it had gotten dark and the Christmas lights we on.  On a damp cold day it really brought a welcome festive feel.

Marylebone Highstreet, London

We walked towards St Christopher’s Place. For me St Christopher’s Place and Marylebone Highstreet go together like jam and cream.  I can’t visit one without the other.  With giant baubles hanging above us, we popped in a few stores.

St Christophers Place, Marylebone, London St Christophers Place, Marylebone, London

St Christopher’s Place leads onto Oxford Street. The lights on Oxford street are the same as last year, but it was still nice to be there soaking up the atmosphere.

Oxford Street, London Oxford Street, London

A hop skip and a jump found us at Selfridges.

Selfridges, Oxford Street, London

Selfridges, Oxford Street, London

It’s been a quite a few years since either of us has visited the famous Selfridges Christmas window displays.  I remember coming to London as a child specifically to visit the Selfridges display.  Mum remembers that they were more focused on Christmas rather than merchandise.

Selfridges Christmas Window, London

Selfridges Christmas Window, London

Selfridges Christmas Window, London

Selfridges Christmas Window, London

Selfridges Christmas Window, London

We both really liked the Paddington Bear window. Especially his golden tag.

Selfridges Christmas Window, London Selfridges Christmas Window, London Paddington Bear, Selfridges, LondonPaddington Bear, Selfridges, London

After a bit of a shop in Selfridges food hall and a stop for coffee to refuel, we made our way back to Marylebone station.  We both had such a wonderful day in London, but time always seems to just evaporate.

Selfridges Christmas Window, London

We’re already planning our next visit.

 

 

 

 

 


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