Over the weekend some friends from Portsmouth came to stay, we all studied on the NCTJ Journalism course together before I went to university. When they arrived I adopted the role of tour guide and we spent the weekend exploring London at Christmas, including Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park.
Can I even say that I’m a blogger in London if I don’t blog about my trip to Winter Wonderland? We didn’t just go there though, we also went to Liberty’s and Carnaby Street to see their Christmas lights. This post will be similar to my ‘My 22nd Birthday in Pictures’ post, you will be able to scroll through lots of photographs and experience what we experienced for yourself. Hope you enjoy!
On Saturday lunchtime this was our first stop, my friend Lola wanted to see the Christmas lights here and they didn’t disappoint. The lights are actually the lyrics to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, this is to of course celebrate the release of the new film. Has anyone seen it?
After numerous selfies and photographs were taken we went somewhere very exciting, which we were all eager to visit after seeing the shop on Instagram.
I’d heard of this shop before but never actually visited it and was reminded of it when I saw a friend’s photographs on Instagram, I showed Sasha, Shannon and Lola and we knew we had to go.
I went for the ‘A Very Terry Christmas’ doughnut (Chocolate orange glaze, Oreo crumb and Terry’s Chocolate Orange) and bought Cameron the ‘Santa Bae Bae’ doughnut (Vanilla buttercream, dark chocolate cookie pieces, chocolate chip cookie dough and chocolate chips – unbeknownst to me this one is Vegan too). The girls also picked up some doughnuts for themselves and they were absolutely delicious.
I’d highly recommend you taking a visit, there’s plenty of shops across London too which is perfect! Go to the Doughnut Time website for more info (this post is not sponsored, they’re just fab doughnuts!).
Don’t they look good?
The main event! The trip originally didn’t go to plan as we arrived on Saturday evening, full of doughnuts and were told the wait was nearly an hour! Safe to say we went home, watched I’m a Celeb, ate our body-weight in chocolates and decided we’d go back on Sunday instead!
The next day we had such a lovely time wandering round Winter Wonderland, looking at the stalls and for the others, going on the rides too! We had Bratwurst sausages and chocolate crepes, which were delicious, as we battled to stay warm in the winter chill!
It was so lovely to spend time together, despite Sasha missing out on Winter Wonderland, as we don’t see each other as much as I’d like at all, but I’m so happy we’ve all stayed friends for years despite living far apart!
I’d definitely recommend visiting Winter Wonderland if you get the chance, I’d be careful though, it took us about half an hour just to find the exit! It’s a lot bigger than previous years! Even if you go just to see the lights and eat your body-weight in crepes, it’s definitely a good idea!
I hope that you have enjoyed this post and enjoyed having a peek at all the photographs from the weekend’s events!
An extra thank you to Sasha, Shannon and Lola for coming to visit and making the weekend so special! Let me know in the comments below if you are planning on making a trip to London for Christmas or if you have already been? You can find some more photographs over on my Instagram too!
All photography featured in this blog post is my own.