Thursday, 10 December 2015

#London Christmas Shopping Guide 2015 No's.18 & 19. @Charbonnel & @FlorisLondon #XmasInLondon

Welcome to our London Christmas Shopping Guide 2015. 

Over the next few weeks we'll be pointing you in the direction of our favourite shops and shopping neighbourhoods near the meeting and ending points of our London Walks …

Here’s Katy on Piccadilly shopping at Christmas…

No. 18 & 19: Charbonnel et Walker & Floris

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…

Christmas 2015 With London Walks

The Amazing Old Shops Walk takes place on the 19th December – meet Judy at Green Park Station at 10:45a.m

The Christmas Lights & Seasonal Cheer Pub Walk takes place on the 19th December meet at Embankment Tube 7:15p.m

On Christmas Day there are TWO London Walks:

Walk up an appetite with The Christmas Morning 1660 Walk – meet at 11:00a.m by the big tree in Trafalgar Square

Walk off the pudding with The Christmas Day Charles Dickens Walk – meet by the big tree in Trafalgar Square at 2:00pm

A London Walk costs £10 – £8 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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