London is magical at Christmas. Everyone says it and now I believe it – from glittering window displays to lights and festive pop-ups, there’s so much going on in the capital in the lead up to December 25th. Whether you’re a fan of Winterville over Winter Wonderland, the Natural History Museum’s ice rink over Somerset House’s or Harrod’s windows over Selfridges’, there’s one spot in London that everyone can’t help but fall in love with… And take copious amounts of photos of. That place is Peggy Porschen. A beautiful pastel pink bakery a short stroll from Victoria station, that is without a doubt, one of London’s most Instagrammed spots.
Festive Inspiration at Peggy Porschen
This Belgravia blogger hotspot is known for switching up its window displays and decor to match the seasons. After visiting the department stores, markets and ice rinks to get into the festive spirit, exploring Peggy Porschen’s winter wonderland should be on your list in London. Despite all the Insta hype and the queue, the atmosphere inside is calm and relaxing. A welcome break from Christmas shopping madness around the city. It’s pastel heaven with mini houses, fairy lights and wreathes, not to mention heaps of beautifully iced gingerbread to buy as gifts. The rare snowy London day and steamed up windows only added to the magical feel. It’s like stepping into Frozen, only if you’d spilled a bottle of pink food colouring along the way.
Peggy Porschen – the Best Cupcakes in London?
Wait, how were the cupcakes? I love to bake, but I admit that sometimes cupcakes look better than they taste. Too frequently they suffer from dry sponge and bland icing. At £4.50 for takeaway (we gave up queuing in the snow), I was definitely hoping it was an out-of-this world cupcake. And actually, I was pleasantly surprised. A secret salted caramel centre oozed from inside the very moist chocolate sponge, which was topped with salted caramel pieces and creamy icing. Peggy Porschen absolutely deserves the accolade of home of some of the best cupcakes in London.
I can’t wait to visit in the new year and see how they’ve changed the window displays. This place has been on my London bucket list for some time, and to really tick it off I think it needs to be seen in every season. A worthy feature on my list of Beautiful Spaces in London and beyond. Have you been? What did you think?
with love, b.xo