London Retail’s got The Christmas Spirit


London has fully entered into the Christmas spirit and it’s safe to say – so have I. It’s our first Christmas in our new home and I’ve pretty much gone into overdrive making sure our home is as cosy as possible! Working in Central London doesn’t help as I’m a stone’s throw from Oxford Street which this year has seemed more ‘Calm and Bright’ than frenzied like past years.

If anyone living in London hasn’t visited Liberty’s Christmas Shop on the 4th Floor of Liberty’s, you should – it’s the most magically Christmassy retail experience you could have. For those of you who have watched BBC1’s dubious but delightful period drama – The Paradise that aired earlier this year – the 4th floor of Liberty’s is Paradise personified. A canopy of fairy lights and giant gold paper chains line the halls of this level filled with every imaginable Christmas decoration, bauble, wreath and ornament your imagination could conjure up.

The Paradise
[BBC1’s The Paradise]


A Canopy of glittering lights at Liberty.


A cosy display of wreaths straight out of a Dickensian Christmas.


A stunning one-off Coupe de Mariage for sale at the Re-Found pop-up store on Liberty’s 4th Floor.


Pressed Metal Milagros and Silver Bell Stars also from Re-Found.


Super colourful Bell Wreaths from Liberty’s Christmas Shop.


Glittering Reindeer heads…


Pressed metal wreaths and crowns.


Anthropologie comes a close second for Christmas Spirit with wonderfully curious decorations like sequined lobsters, marbled baubles and what every- home needs – a glittering Christmas Ram! Christmas is here – yippee!




Author: Rohini Wahi

Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.

She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at

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