Christmas In The Capital

A night time view of the London skyline.

The same view, the morning after the night before.

In the morning I walked past this traditional cobblers shop window, decked with tinsel in the back streets of Mayfair.

The shop Shepherds the bookbinders is my absolute favourite.  When I win the lottery, I will buy all my Christmas shopping from here.  Such beautifully tooled, handmade leather book covers. The paper chains in the window were made from a selection of their own hand made paper range, as lovely as the faded colours of the sugar paper chains of childhood.

Heywood Hill book shop, the antiquarian book shop where Nancy Mitford once worked, and the HH with whom Nancy regularly corresponded. 

There was also a fair bit of Christmas wreath competition in Mayfair.

This was my favourite door and wreath combination.

Thank you for stopping by this year, and for taking time to leave comments. Happy Christmas.


  1. Doesn't the view across London look wonderful at night time? I love all those interesting shops especially the book shop:)

  2. Thank you Rosie, it is a lovely place to browse, and the owners were so friendly.

  3. I love night-time views, with lights twinkling, so thanks for the photo.
    Those wreaths are splendid, but the bookshop looks so inviting...
    Merry Christmas

  4. what a difference the dark makes......Happy christmas!!

  5. Beautiful photos! Merry Christmas.

  6. Ooooh lovely festive pics! Happy Christmas and holiday season to you