At the start of December, the Square Mile was transformed for one magical day of Christmas festivities. Not one to normally wander to Cheapside, I took this as the perfect opportunity to see the finance district in a whole new light.
‘Christmas in the City’ was the brainchild of the Cheapside Initiative who strive to promote the area as a must-shop, must-see, must-do destination. Traffic ceased for the entire day as families, tourists and City regulars took to the streets for a day in retail Nirvana.
Barbecoa before dashing down Cheapside to the Royal Exchange. Here we were bewitched by the Snow Queen ballerina as she emerged from a gigantic magical jewellery box over-spilling with pearls and trinkets large enough to grace the necks of a giant. Every hour she danced and whirled to the Nutcracker Suite.