Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Christmas Holidays In London?

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Whats on in London at Christmas? London is one of the places high in my list to visit someday and I believe it would be a wonderful time to visit during Christmas or post Christmas (New Year and early January) for various reasons.

First, a visit  at Christmas time I believe would be merrier. I do not shy away from a cold or chilly vacation, but I do shy away from a crowded and noisy vacation. Post Christmas I believe would be a very good time to be in London for me because it would be quieter, and quieter = merrier. I could just imagine walking around Victorian architecture all decked out for Christmas minus the huge crowds. For photography buffs, there is an added bonus of photographing all of London's wonderful  and fascinating sights such as the Tower of London, London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Covent Gardens, etc in festive lights. It would be a joy to photograph London's ice skating rink, the Christmas tree at Trafalgar Square, and the big stores all lit up for the Holidays!
 photo of  London Eye by Lebin Yuriy - http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=6439&picture=london-eye

Second, it's a great time to be in London post Christmas for theater and concert lovers for there are usually seats for top shows. On top of having seats, it is also a great time to enjoy off season-rates for dining, theaters, and concerts. One can't miss the best shows in town by checking whats on in London. The list is long, such as Christmas Eve Winter Wonderland, New years Eve Carnival, New years Eve with Paul Jackson, and many more.

They say nowhere does it better than London when it comes to Christmas because of the very festive atmosphere. Can you imagine yourself spinning among the lights of one of the myriad open-air ice rinks in London? I could! When? Well, time will tell! :)

Meantime, my reality this Christmas is home! Yes! Home sweet home! :) But which home?
My adopted home Sweet San Diego?
San Diego Skyline
or my sweet hometown, Negros, Philippines? :)
Danjugan Island Marine Sanctuary, Negros Occidental
Again, time will tell. :) Haha! I am so excited for this Christmas though.

Anyway, have a joyous Christmas season everyone. If you have no plans yet for this year's Christmas, you may want to check out whats on in London this season! For my friends in London, hope to see you sometime in your adopted new home sweet home. Maybe, next Christmas? :)
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26 comments:

  1. OH LONDON!!! please send my regards to the only boy i love, he's in there... but seems he forgot me already :( yay!! anyway, enjoy your holiday in LONDON, i'm sure malamig doon:)

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  2. surely Eng would love to meet you in London Beth! i have to find my ninang living there and ask her to sponsor my London trip one day. hehehe!

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  3. I'd love to spend Christmas in London if I have a chance.As of now Philippines is my first choice considering my parents.

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  4. I would love to join you in London next Christmas :) hehe, I wish you the time to capture Christmas sights in SD before you head for home here....London at Christmas sounds amazing...

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  5. dito nalang sa province natin Joy ;-) taga negros ka rin pala. andito lang ako sa dumaguete. baka uwi ka sa pinas pasabi ka ;-)

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  6. Oh, my, looking at the San Diego photo made me miss San Diego! We lived there for more than a year before we got transferred here in the Midwest almost 3 years ago.. And that London Eye, dream destination ko yan! =) Inshaallah!

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  7. I have been to London a few times but never at Christmas. It is a wonderful city to visit.

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  8. Never stepped on London soil! I too hate the holiday crowds and prefer to visit in off season. I would love to visit London through your eyes :)
    Wish you have a lovely day :)

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  9. I think Christmas in your home sweet home, Philippines is a great one to have too! I prefer to be home for Christmas..

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  10. London is one of the beautiful places I'd like to visit someday. But thinking about Christmas, there's only a place I always want to spend Christmas- PHILIPPINES!:) Taga Negros ka pala ate Beth:) I hope one of these days I would be able to spend Christmas in the Philippines. I do believe nothing beats the warmth and festivities that Filipinos do on Christmas:)

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  11. I'd spent my Christmas in London once. You'll fall in-love with the lights and decorations around. Not to mention all the shopping here and there. Don't ever miss the boxing day, it's the day when all people go mad because of huge sale/discounts.
    But it's a lot fun there on new year since the firework display is absolutely amazing.

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  12. Much as it is wonderful to experience a different kind of Christmas, there's nothing like spending it back home.

    Hope you'll enjoy the blessed and joyous season wherever you spend it. God Bless!

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  13. Perhaps,it is best to spend Christmas in your native Negros. Spending one in London is a great idea too. Basta, have a joyful Christmas betchai, saan ka man naroon. :)

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  14. I suppose London will be pretty busy+crowded as most of the big european cities around Christmas...what I personally adore is X-mas time in Germany with all the cozy and lovely smelling wooden villages for the outdoor Christmas markets (Weihnachtsmarkt)! simply amazing, heartwarming and very Christ-masssy:-) happy holidays preparation to you!

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  15. oh, london! how I wish to visit there someday....kakamiss talaga ang pasko sa pinas...I wish to celebrate Christmas there.

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  16. That's one ride I will never dare to try lol. Great shots.

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  17. All I wish that someday I could spend Christmas also my birthday in my hometown, Cagayan de Oro City :-) I was their last July for my Mom's birthday and our town fiesta well :-) I wish too that we will have a white Christmas in New York :-) we seldom get snow during Christmas but Santa always come :-) Wherever you are celebrating Christmas...in London, San Diego or Negro Oriental...I wish you a joyous Christmas :-)

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  18. If I'd be given the chance to set foot in London for the Xmas holidays, I just know it would be a blast. But recalling all the beautiful San Diego captures, I'd prefer to be in S.D ;-)

    But like they say, Christmas is like no other when you celebrate it back home. Majority of the Expats and OFWs wish they could spend it in the Philippines, where their heart truly belongs :-)

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  19. can't get enough of the photos here, Beth. the wanderlust spirit in me is wandering now. :D

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  20. Christmas is around the corner and time of celebration already...

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  21. It is always my dream to spend holiday season in a foreign place, London would be great especially when your family is with you.

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  22. Wish you a happy London trip.

    And many beautiful pictures in return.

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  23. hubby's originally from UK but moved to Oz....hopefully, we can visit London someday. all the things you've mentioned are really nice to experienced. hope you can go soon, so you can shared more awesome picture to us like how you are sharing those great San Diego pictures...:)

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  24. While London seems exciting, I would love to visit San Diego. I think your adopted home sweet home would be very beautiful for Christmas.

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  25. it would be nice to go to London for Holiday Vacation, but as for me, I would rather stay at home and celebrate Christmas with the Family. Maybe after New Year, like around Feb? it would be romantic to go there and celebrate the Vday with hubby. =)

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  26. wow..and sino ang aaywa ng London?..everybody loves the place.
    So your from Negros Occ..im from Bacolod..dont tell me your from Cauayan.

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