For much of the last century there has been an unofficial competition between some of London’s top retailers as to who can have the most spectacular Christmas window display, and trust me when I say, seeing them will be a great experience for you, and your London escort will love it too, after all it does involve some shopping!
The massively indulgent winter wonderland themes of the last few years have gone. Instead this year’s display is much more understated. Each window in the shop is now dressed as a ski slope and in the middle of each slope is a giant version of one of their best selling products. This is simple, yet spectacular and tremendous fun.
Fortnum and Mason
The food giant has kept their display very traditional this year, with winter houses and children on sledges along with the ubiquitous Santa Claus. Seeing the Fortnum and Mason display is an excellent excuse to pop inside with your London escort and maybe take in a snack or afternoon tea!
Here in the UK, the John Lewis TV Christmas advertisement has produced a number one single for Lilly Allen along with a viral video clip. It is based around the story of Bear and Hare and the window display follows suit with the creatures from the advert recreated with products from the store.
No look at London’s Christmas window displays would be complete without a look at the daddy of them all. Europe’s largest retail store also has one of its most amazing Christmas displays, with the theme and design being perfected over the whole of the previous year. This year’s theme is the Harrods Express, with each window fitted out as part of a train and with large screens behind giving the illusion of movement. Even though some of the windows were sponsored by designers, so that they only feature their products, the magic has not been lost and this is really one of the must sees for any visitor to London over Christmas. Why not combine it with a shopping trip, as I have yet to meet a London escort that doesn’t love Harrods!
Christmas in London is a truly magnificent time and there is so much to see and do. If you are unsure then ask for recommendations from the receptionist at your hotel or when you make your booking with us. You could even ask your London escort, after all, there is nothing like a little local knowledge.