Here at ABC Selfstore, we love London at this time of year. The whole city is gearing up for Christmas and there is a sense of excitement in the air, but don’t just take our word for it, we thought we’d have a look at why living in London is so perfect for winter…
Now Christmas shopping can be a stressful pastime, but London is the perfect place for it. There are countless boutiques and specialist shops which mean there is no excuse not to find the perfect gift, whether shopping under the bright lights of Oxford Street, or more locally at Camden or Borough Market.
For those who are a little unsure what to buy a loved one, many shops across the city offer personal shoppers to help you make the big decisions, and you can even get someone to wrap all the presents for you. We always seem to forget one present, but in London there are countless ways to buy online and get it to the person on time (though this can be a pricey mistake!).
It’s not just other people you need to shop for either, this is the festive season with office parties and social gatherings a regular occurrence. Who hasn’t had a last minute panic when they realise they have nothing to wear hours before a party? With late night opening hours across London, this stress is now a thing of the past!
This season is not all about shopping however, and the city offers many alternatives to keep you entertained through these cold, dark evenings. There are cinemas, theatres, concerts, and gigs all within walking distance, as well as countless cafes and restaurants that offer a welcome in from the cold. Numerous pubs across Wandsworth are already filled with festive cheer!
Special Christmas markets are popping up everywhere and offer the opportunity for a romantic stroll and a warming mulled wine! Our favourite is on the Southbank, where you can stroll along the River Thames and admire the most famous sites of our great city.
The list of things to do in the city goes on and on, but whatever you get up to this winter, here at ABC Selfstore we hope you enjoy the festive season, and if you need somewhere to hide your Christmas shopping bags away from prying eyes, get in touch to see how we can help…!