For us New Years Eve 2017 was spent in the middle of central London.
Avoiding the crowds by the riverside, who had arrived early to wait for the fireworks, we made our way instead to Leicester Square.
After a little walk through the beautiful Christmas lights and meal in China Town we continued to the “Christmas in Leicester square” market.
We had our bags reassuringly checked on the way into the carpeted arena of stalls, housed in authentic Bavarian-style wooden huts.
The twinkling lights hanging from the trees around us and stalls selling little trinkets, mixed with the smells of mulled wine and pancakes cooking, conjured up memories of Christmas just passed.
The surprisingly uncrowded Christmas market had many food stalls but as we had already eaten, we opted for steamingly delicious, freshly made crepes.
We ate our crepes as we strolled around the stalls, amazed at the tables covered with traditional children’s wooden toys, festive ornaments, twinkling night lights and charming ornaments.
It was a lovely way to while away a chilly winter’s evening and we left, contentedly full, wiping the remains of chocolatey deliciousness from our hands and faces.
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