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Journal4th November 2023

Autumn and Winter in London

London becomes a haven of warmth, festivity, and delightful experiences. We have picked out a few of the best activities to enjoy during the autumn and winter months in London, featuring shopping on Tottenham Court Road, exploring Christmas markets, indulging in book shopping, savouring delectable dishes at Charlotte Street restaurants, and unwinding at bars in Soho.

Tottenham Court Road: A Shopper's Paradise

London's Tottenham Court Road is a place for shopaholics, especially during the autumn and winter season. The street is lined with a plethora of stores catering to every taste and preference. From cutting-edge electronics and trendy fashion boutiques to antique shops and home decor stores, Tottenham Court Road offers a diverse shopping experience. As you stroll down the street, you'll find yourself immersed in the latest fashion trends and innovative gadgets, making it the perfect place to update your autumn and winter wardrobe or find unique gifts for your loved ones for Christmas!

Immersing in the Festive Spirit: Christmas Markets

One of the most enchanting experiences in London during the winter season is visiting the traditional Christmas markets. These markets pop up across the city, creating a magical atmosphere with twinkling lights, festive decorations, and the aroma of delicious food wafting through the air. From handcrafted gifts and ornaments to mouthwatering treats and warm beverages, the Christmas markets in London offer a delightful shopping experience. Don't miss the world-famous Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, where you can enjoy ice skating, thrilling rides, and live entertainment, all in one place.

A Book Lover’s Paradise: Book Shopping in London

London is a paradise for book lovers, and spending a chilly autumn or winter day exploring its numerous bookstores is a delightful experience. Head to iconic bookshops like Daunt Books in Marylebone or the charming Persephone Books in Bloomsbury to discover a wide range of titles, from classic literature to contemporary bestsellers. There's something incredibly cosy about browsing through bookshelves while sipping a hot cup of tea or coffee, making it the perfect way to spend a winter afternoon.

Culinary Delights at Charlotte Street Restaurants

Charlotte Street, located just a few minutes’ walk from us, is a culinary haven offering a diverse range of dining options. Whether you're craving authentic Italian pasta, flavourful Indian curries, or gourmet burgers, the restaurants on Charlotte Street have it all. The ambiance and delectable cuisine make it an ideal spot for a warm and satisfying meal during the cold months. Be sure to indulge in seasonal specialties and comforting desserts to truly savour the flavours of autumn and winter. Take a look at a few of our favourites here.

Sipping Cocktails in Soho Bars: A Night to Remember

As the sun sets and the city lights start to twinkle, head to Soho, the vibrant nightlife district of London. Soho boasts a plethora of bars and pubs, each with its unique charm and signature cocktails. From rooftop bars offering panoramic views of the city to historic pubs exuding old-world charm, Soho has a drinking spot for every mood. Enjoy creative cocktails, fine wines, and craft beers as you unwind with friends or make new ones in the lively atmosphere of Soho. Click here to find out more about the nightlife near Bedford Corner Hotel.

Book your getaway to London, the perfect way to end 2023 and prepare for the festive season!

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