Who says your list of Christmas Activities in London has to be limited to ice skating in Somerset House (been there) and Winter Wonderland (done that)? If you’re interested in doing something a little bit different this winter season, I have the perfect rain (and snow)-friendly activity for you, and it’s in the cutest little store… in Notting Hill.
Just about the perfect place to get colourful!
We’d booked in advance (there were 5 of us and it was a weekend) for 2:30 pm (i.e. the most perfect time to eat biscuits- with tea!) so after lunch as we had an hour to spare before the biscuit- making, we decided to walk around the pretty area in the hope of spotting some colourful houses and mews.
And you can bet that’s what we did!
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The weather was a London usual, in other words, really gloomy, so it was a good thing we were in Notting Hill- it’s literally the best place to pack some colour into your day if the sun isn’t shining. I am really good at getting lost so I just did what I do and wandered around with poor mama who was stuck getting lost with me.
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Thankfully for my mom, soon enough the sun was setting so we could finally stop getting lost and start biscuit making!
The girls (Yudi, Elisa and Lotus) had jumped on the idea of doing some alternative Christmas activities in London, and so we had booked a table for the 5 of us. We met them outside the Biscuiteers Cafe in Notting Hill, and were immediately ushered inside to the cool white but warm interior of the biscuit shop.
Not long after, we smelt the irresistible scent of freshly baked biscuits rising up from the workshop below, and our biscuits were laid out on the pretty striped porcelain, ready for decorating.
We got stuck right in!
We were given 3 biscuits each, so I decided to decorate for three of my close friends, Renee, Elizabeth and Sasha, although with the crazy amount of icing I piped on them (even the shopkeeper was worried), I don’t think I was really doing them a favour…!
On the other hand, the colours of the icing were gorgeous, and it was really hard to resist not making rainbow ones.
It was funny because each of my friends had a different type of icing decorating style. My friend Lotus made this absolutely beautifully intricate gingerbread [below] which was minus the excess sweetness (and messiness!) of mine.
After forever spent decorating, laughing and frowning over our gingerbreads, they were finally done and ready to go into the oven.
After 20 minutes, we received ours in pretty little boxes and bags to take home. It was such a lovely memory of the fun day spent decorating, and I would totally recommend this to you all! Whether you just want simple diy icing, or a dedicated course, you’ll come out with memories (and cookies) you’ll remember forever. Christmas Activities in London do not get more delicious than this 😉
You can find the website for booking here.