Call me Mr. Tumnus, because I just crawled through the wardrobe, stole the treacle tart, and had the most fabulous London brunch basically in Narnia.
Lucky for you, I vlogged the whole thing for Vlogmas! Join my friend Riley and me as we enjoy London’s first snow, brunch to our heart’s content at Dalloway Terrace and explore the beautifully decorated hotels of Mayfair, all while somehow managing to avoid wiping out face first on the ice.
If you’re in London during winter, I highly recommend the seasonal restaurant, Dalloway Terrace at the Bloomsbury Hotel. It certainly lives up to the hype and its poetic name. My eggs benedict was delicious, service was on point, and the winter wonderland decor was magical. London being dusted in snow may have a helped a little too. Book ASAP, as it fills up fast (it’s an intimate space), but I assure you it’s worth an early wake-up call.
So many (croissant-filled) belly laughs today with Riley, that I’ve somehow managed to avoid the Sunday scaries and am utterly content. BIG life update in the vlog as well, plus some of London’s most stunning Christmas trees. Hope your Sunday was just as enjoyable and festive. Only 15 more sleeps until Christmas!
Christmas is in full swing here in London (I guess that’s what happens when you live in a country that doesn’t care about Halloween or Thanksgiving), and the Brits have already gone full Buddy the Elf mid sugar high. Usually we Americans tend to be the most obnoxious and excessive when it comes to, well anything, but with Christmas, the UK has us firmly beat. They are OBSESSED here. I really can’t complain, though, because London is an absolute wonderland to experience around Christmastime. Think streets adorned with lights, markets on every corner, and mulled wine in every gloved hand.
On Monday this week, instead of my usual routine of work, tube, dinner, Gogglebox, mindless scrolling, bed (thrilling, I know), I decided to meet up with some friends from my master’s programme and take in the city at its most festive. We pranced around Central London in the thankfully fairly mild weather, took in some of my favourite lights, and finished the evening off like all true Londonders do – with cocktails. How else are we supposed to stay warm in damp and chilly England? I vlogged the evening, so grab a hot chocolate, put on your snuggie, and check out the best of London’s Christmas lights with me!