Have you considered going a bit rural for a change? I used to live in the Cornish village of Polperro and although I moved away 15 years ago, I've never lived anywhere before or since that had such a wonderful atmosphere at Yuletide. The village comes alive , all the pubs and restaurants are decorated, there are carol concerts on the quayside, Nativity plays in the village hall, lots of organised events and generally, everyone joins in and has a fantastic time.
The village has lots of accommodations from inexpensive but really comfortable B & B's to small hotels and private cottgaes to rent plus some really good restaurants. Take a look at www.polperro.org for a complete overview of the village, accommodations, what's on, sights to see, etc, etc.
Spend Christmas here and you'll never go anywhere else again.
Great suggestion, and thanks for the link! Will definitely scope it out.
Anywhere in England will be great at Christmas, i lived there most of my life and moved to Australia 7 years ago. I love it here but if there's one thing i miss, it's the Christmas vibe and the freezing cold (only at Christmas time). Christmas to me is freezing your butt off in the evening, walking along the Thames, checking out the xmas lights and great window displays on Oxford and Regent Street, nipping into the pub for a warm pint of lager and coming home to rug up infront of the fire! 'Tis the same all over the country so i don't think you can go wrong wherever you go. Infact i'm going home to suprise my mum this Christmas....can't wait! Have a great time planning your trip :)
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