Thursday, 19 December 2013

Christmas Shopping: Don’t Be A London Mug

Here’s Katy on Piccadilly shopping at Christmas…

There is nowhere as stylish as Piccadilly at Christmas.

It is like stepping into a Victorian Christmas card.

Crowned trees, old-style baubles, the best window displays and fairy-lit arcades! The shops here are ever-so traditional and very, very special.

Floris is one of the oldest shops in London dating to 1730. It has a tiny museum dedicated to the history of perfume, with cabinets from 1851. Here you can buy scents worn by everyone from Oscar Wilde to Diana Princess of Wales. Nelson bought White Rose for Emma and even James Bond is said to wear Floris number 89.

Charbonnel et Walker is another treat in Piccadilly. They are official chocolatier to HMQ! They were started by Madame Charbonnel and Mrs. Walker, helped along by King Edward VII. They make chocolate by hand with flower oil.

Their signature is The PINK CHAMPAGNE TRUFFLE which can only be described as a rich, silky expression of the exquisite.

We visit both these shops on the Village in Piccadilly walk. We get you a special deal in both.

I have one thing to say: The Queen's Chocolates or an I Love London mug? No competition!

Here Katy in our Village in Piccadilly film…

A London Walk costs £9 – £7 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at


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