The most Instagrammable Christmas spots in London 2020

There’s nowhere more festive than London at this time of year. I usually go for a few days in November or early December to do a bit of Christmas shopping, have a look round the decorations and, of course, go to Winter Wonderland.

Unfortunately I won’t be going this year as in Derbyshire we’re still in tier 3 restrictions and so there’s no travel to other tiers permitted. I’ll really miss it but I’ve been getting my fix from lots of Instagram pics.

So for all of you who are going to London this December, I thought I’d put together this list of the most Instagrammable Christmas spots in London to get you feeling festive!

Peggy Porschen Cakes

Peggy Porschen Cakes

Ok so maybe just one of the most Instagrammable spots in London full stop. This pink Belgravia cafe is beyond Insta famous and always has beautiful floral arrangements outside. Grab a yummy slice of cake and some pink champagne while you’re at it!

St Pancras International

St Pancras Station

Stepping off the train to be greeted by St Pancras’ beautiful Christmas installations is a real treat. This year their perfectly pink Christmas tree has been designed in partnership with cafe chain EL&N. It has a whimsical carousel at the base and pays tribute to our NHS staff.

This picture is my favourite tree from the last few years.

Carnaby Street

Carnaby Street

Carnaby Street is well known for it’s bright, non-traditional decorations. This year their Christmas installation theme is in partnership with charity Choose Love, sharing powerful messages of love and unity through neon pink lightboxes.

This picture is from when I visited in 2017.


The Cartier store on New Bond Street is festooned with a beautiful bright red bow – the perfect present.

Oxford Street

The Oxford Street lights are famous around the world and the switch-on is usually a big event, with a well-known face switching them on each year. Unfortunately there was no formal switch on this year, but the lights are just as big and bright as ever.

This year the lights pay tribute to the strength and brilliance of Londoners and shine a light on those who have demonstrated kindness and steadfast support to others during the pandemic.

Fortnum and Mason, Piccadilly

Fortnum and Mason’s iconic advent calendar windows depict key festive moments from Fortumn’s Christmases past including scenes from 1930, 1957 and 1962 amongst others.

Covent Garden

The 60ft Christmas tree at Covent Garden is decorated with over 30,000 lights. The historic piazza is also transformed into a winter wonderland with 115,000 lights across here and the adjoining streets.

United in Light, Wembley Park

This festive display includes London’s tallest LED Christmas tree. As well as this, there are several festive selfie spots including a heart sculpture topped with mistletoe, a giant gift box and an illuminated Christmas bauble.

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