Christmas has come to Bond Street bringing with it an irrepressible sparkle and festive good cheer. Ever since our spectacular peacock-inspired light display was switched on at the start of November, the clock has been counting down to December’s reopening, when our celebrated luxury boutiques, hotels, galleries and bars will be buzzing again.
In the meantime, there are plenty of enchanting windows and store displays to feast your eyes on. From Cartier’s scarlet ribbon façade to Louis Vuitton’s ethereal winter woodland scene, it is any wonder that #bondstreet is the most Instagrammable London scene at Christmas. More photo hotspots can be found beside the elegant Christmas tree in Bond Street Square or inside the Royal Arcade with its opulent golden baubles and bows. And prepare to be wowed when Claridge’s ‘talk-of-the-town’ tree is unveiled beneath the hotel’s Art Deco staircase next month. Until then, the creator of this year’s yuletide extravaganza remains a closely guarded secret.
For those who like to make an early start on their ‘to do’ lists, we have created ‘Virtual Bond Street’. This unique live stream initiative enables shoppers to experience the best of Bond Street from the comfort of home. Now you can book a remote and highly personalised virtual shopping appointment with staff from leading luxury brands including Dior, Gucci, Burberry and Louis Vuitton, via the brand’s websites or by contacting the store’s customer service team directly. Live stream consultations are offered on a whole host of digital platforms such as Zoom, WhatsApp and Microsoft Teams making this a great way to view pre-selected products, browse in-store items and shop for your Christmas wish lists. With many stores also offering hand delivery in central London and free delivery across the UK, as well as a range of gift-wrap options, this specialist service is guaranteed to tick every box.
But we all know nothing beats the thrill of entering a luxury Bond Street store followed by a festive afternoon tea or a warming tipple in one of its stylish hotel restaurants and bars. And come December, we look forward to welcoming you back through our world-famous doors. From twinkling jewels to a beautifully crafted family board game, each piece in our ultimate gift list edit is available to purchase in-store and designed to bring joy to all.