*To be read in the voice of a Charles-Dickens-esque Victorian street urchin for no other reason than the fact it’s almost Christmas*
Us Landonas are a cleva bunch of souls. Wot wiv our huge brains constantly finking new foughts ‘n that it’s ‘ard to keep track! ‘Ere’s a list for ya of the ultimut A-Z of foughts Landonas ‘av at Christmas time…
A is for Afternoon Tea – we’ve put together a very extensive list of the best festive teas here.
B is for Bond Street’s utterly classy decor.
C is for Candlelit Christmas concerts.
D is for The Dalloway Terrace.
E is for eating all the cheese.
F is for Fortnum and Mason’s lovely window display.
G is for the Gingerbread City at London Museum of Architecture.
H is for Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, of course.
I is for The Igloos at Coppa Club.
J is for jumpers. The Christmassy kind.
K is for King’s Cross St. Pancras’ floral tree.
L is for the lights trail at Kew Gardens.
M is for Pret’s festive mince pie flat white.
O is for Oxford Street. Take that as you will.
P is for picking your own real Christmas tree.
Q is for queues. They’re inevitable.
S is for skating. Lots and lots of skating.
T is for the best damn trees we’ve ever seen.
U is for understanding its not all about lights and commercial crap. It’s about selfless giving. Which is exactly what Euston station is doing on Christmas Day.
W is for West End shows.
X is for ‘xxx’ (kisses) underneath the mistletoe at Covent Garden.
Y is for ‘Yuleston Square’, as found on this festive tube map.
Z is for ZzzzZzzzz: sleeping off Christmas, because it’s bloody exhausting.