As you may know getting a reservation to see Santa at Harrods is like trying to get tickets to the hottest show in town. It’s near on impossible! However, it’s been something I’ve wanted to do with the girls for years. For me Harrods is THE PLACE to see Santa in this country, I’ve held it on a crystal pedestal for years, hoping and dreaming that one year we’d get to go.
Well, this year we finally got to go! Unfortunately, Lili missed out as the reservation we got was on a school day and I didn’t think her school would appreciate me taking her out of school to go to what is basically a big shop. Although, I think Harrods is a total education in itself, full of history and magic. Thankfully, Lili was very understanding and wasn’t too upset about missing out, especially as she was going for a playdate after school which was much more fun in her mind.
So on Monday morning with much excitement (and slight sadness not to have Lili with us) the two little ones and I met up with Bonnie and Miss M from MamasVIB (who was our fairy godmother and organised the whole thing) and headed off to Harrods. We travelled into London together on the ‘big train’ and got the bus round to Knightsbridge from Victoria, it was all very easy. This is important as I always get slightly stressed about taking a buggy on public transport.
Once we arrived at Harrods, we headed up to the magical grotto on forth floor. By this point excitement levels were through the roof! As soon as we went through the door into the grotto, we were transported to a magical winter wonderland. Everything was wonderfully designed and well thought out. There was no rush and we were able to take pictures the whole way through (although not while we were in with Santa himself). The whole experience lasted around an hour and I can honestly say that it surpassed my already high expectations.
Here is just a taste of the experience…
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