I'm all for Christmas traditions both old and new and a new one for us as a family began 6 years ago when we first trekked into London dressed up to the nines and partook in the Christmas Sing a Long at the Royal Albert Hall. It was magical and fun and mad the four of us feel very Christmassy. Every year since then and despite the fact the children are teenagers they insist we must go each year. If anything we all enjoy it more and more. Christmas hat wearing is a must!
|Emerging from the underground to see people |
enjoying themselves at the outdoor skating
by the Naturals History museum
|Arriving at the Albert Hall|
The building itself never ceases to amaze me but it is at Christmas that I think it is at it's most spectacular with light adornments hung from the boxes and the joyous feeling that can be felt within. should you ever get the chance to visit, jump at it. The exterior of the building which you see a glimpse of here is built from over 6 million red bricks and some 80 thousand blocks of terracotta, which includes a continuous 800 foot long frieze.
History of the Albert Hall
|Song sheet all ready, the concert is a mix of |
listening to the professional singers
and choristers and we singing a long too.
|A tipple helps the singing voice don't you know...|
A snippet of the signing...
|The whole event is so well thought out|
|People really do make an effort to 'get into' the festive spirit|
Once the concert is over we are always reluctant to traipse straight home so it has also now become tradition to head over to Carnaby Street and eat at one of the best burger places we know. This is doubly good as we then have a feel of the London Christmas spirit. Life here in the city is so buzzy and busy, love it.
|Carnaby Street lights|
|Oxford Street lights|
♥ Have you begun any new traditions in your family? ♥