Christmas is coming, and with it, all of its spectacular decorations full of winter magic. Some people can not stand Christmas, but I believe that some of the Christmas facilities that are made are worthy of admiration and are appreciated in the middle of this gray and dark period of the year.
They draw attention especially in a city as cosmopolitan as London.
Here I have some photos of the places that have struck me most for their special decoration, as well as recommendations for those who like art and fashion; and I show you some little known places.
All photographs are made by me, unless otherwise indicated.
From the most typical, to the unknown: Winter Wonderland vs Street Christmas markets
Winter Wonderland is located in Hyde Park. I recommend going to be possible when it is not a weekend or a holiday, as it gets very busy. Wear also good footweat, prepared for a muddy and damp floor.
A good option, besides enjoying its stalls and attractions, is to take a delicious hot chocolate, or mulled wine. It is a type of hot and spicy red wine, with fruits and cinnamon, which helps to quickly get warm in the frozen and wet winter London.
I also include some photographs of street stalls selling delicious chocolate, mulled wine or salmon sandwiches; All this is appreciated when you go sightseeing in a season of the year as raw as the winter. The street stalls are in front of the Tate Modern. They are a small flea market that sells Christmas crafts, and has an interesting variety of food and drinks to warm up and continue with tourism.
Modern art: From the best known to the little frequented
A must see in London is the Victoria and Albert Museum, the art and design museum, my favorite without a doubt. I attached photos of some of his exhibitions, and photos of works that have caught my attention. Usually they have temporary exhibitions about works of a designer. When I went there, the temporary exhibition was from Alexander McQueen, but in the área it was forbidden to take any photos.
By the way, the lamp in the main lobby is from Dale Chihuly…
And a special recommendation, is this s less known and less marked in the tourist guides gallery. It is Halcyon Gallery, located near the district of Mayfair. It is a gallery where modern artists exhibit eclectic techniques. When I was there, among others, they had Dale Chihuly and Dashi Namdakov’s exhibitions.
Chihuly works with very striking and colorful works made mostly with glass of fantasy forms and with paintings that shine in the dark.
The sculptures of Dashi Namdakov are both fantastic and realistic, they may look very old or very modern in inspiration. I was very impressed by his work, and I invite you to visit this not so well known gallery if you go to London.
The images I show below are via Pinterest.