We’ve come over all Christmassy!
So, we are at the Christmas Grand Sale at the Royal Horticultural society. Close to St James’s Park it’s easy to get to, there are tickets available on the door or you can book in advance. With over 60 stands with a huge variety amongst them.
There is everything from wreathes to Christmas lights. Silk scarves to flashing woollen
hats for walking the dog in!
It’s a bit squished inside the hall but we make our way around and try olives and chutneys and pick up a few early Christmas gifts. It’s a good place to pick up some designer shirts or jewellery at discounted prices. We don’t actually spend all that much but just enjoy milling though the stands and only spend an hour or so.
A lovely morning to start the Christmas season we don’t feel like finishing there so we jump on the number 11 bus and ride down to Covent Garden. The 11 bus is great if you want a nice trip past Westminster Abby, Houses of Parliament, Horse Guard’s Parade and Downing Street before passing Trafalgar Square and jump off at Southampton Street to make the short walk up to Covent Garden. I very much recommend this route if you want to show of London to visitors or want a cheap way to see the highlights of London.
Covent Garden is very busy this time of year and the whole area is full of performers, but we wonder the stalls and enjoy the decorations before ducking down a side street for coffee and cake.