Santa and London, British Airways is for those who want their winter dreams to come true.
Imagine walking over the famous Tower Bridge, sitting in the London Eye…well, it’s time to fly. Holidays in London seemed to be a dream once upon a time, but not anymore. Besides the fact, we can’t seem to stop travelling, British Airways has special packages, so why miss the chance. And we booked to see this most famous place in Europe.
Everyone has been briefing me about what to see and what to shop and what clothes to carry. But here’s what I am going to do and see, for it’s the time for discounts. And women love nothing better than a good SALE! And it doesn’t look that expensive, 1GBP is coming out to around INR 82.
So what’s going to be cool in December in London? Obviously the Christmas and New Year markets! But even among them, what looks like some place I must go to is the Winter Festival at Southbank Centre. Everyone says the South Bank’s riverside area kind of gets transformed into a wintry wonderland. And there are gifts galore to be picked from the market. I am also looking forward to seeing the traditional wooden chalets lining the banks of the Thames. These are normally brimming with stocking fillers and bespoke items. But what my heart is longing for are the mince pies, fish and chips, hot chocolates and the Santa floating around with children.
But I think I have left out in the middle why I was preferring to fly with British Airways. It’s purely because I am getting discounts on almost all the things I would love to eat and shop there. There is a discount on afternoon tea at St. James’s Hotel and Club. Not many know that the hotel and club have partnered with the UK’s leading toy store, Hamleys, and created an exciting Board Game Afternoon Tea concept. So there are going to be some childhood favourites such as Snakes & Ladders, Backgammon, Chess, Monopoly, Scrabble, Dominoes and Ludo.
My friends have decided that they are certainly going to drink champagne. And for that we can go to the afternoon tea at Hotel Café Royal. The Oscar Wilde Bar was originally established in 1865 and is the place where Oscar Wilde himself dined daily.
So now that tea, my passion drink is sorted out, there’s something else I need to do. I believe Trafalgar Square and Hyde Park are two must-visit places in this trip. And I certainly have time to book myself some good packages to see the Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, Madame Tussauds, Coca-Cola London Eye, The View from The Shard and Shrek’s Adventure! London. People, if you have any good suggestions, please do share them for I am just going to the more famous places, but would love to see some lesser explored areas too.