The festive season is well and truly upon us and all eyes have been on the show-stopping Christmas window displays across the capital. From a surreal take on classic children's fairytales by Selfridges to John Lewis' Monty The Penguin theme, we’ve rounded up the best Christmas window displays of 2014.
This year, the Christmas window display theme of the iconic Oxford Street store is storytelling, and the Selfridges design team have gone all out with surreal scenes from classic children's fairytales. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
The nation's favourtie toys are taking centre stage this Christmas in Hamleys' window display, including TY Frizzys, Beanie Boos, Beanie Buddies and Peppa Pig (of course!). Little ones can also watch it snow every day at 5pm! (Getty Images)
'The Land of Make Believe' is this year's theme at Harrods, described as 'a contemporary take on tradition set against a Scandinavian landscape of silver birch trees, ice-blue skies and snowdrifts'. Peter Pumpernickel is the tiniest mouse in Father Christmas’s troupe of uniformed helpers - and the star of this year's display. (REX)
It's all about penguins this year, tying in with John Lewis' highly-anticipated annual Christmas advert, which this year centres around the friendship between little boy Sam and his best friend Monty The Penguin. There's also Monty's Magical Winter Garden to discover at John Lewis, where fans can have their photo taken with Monty, visit his house, decorate a penguin biscuit and enjoy scrumptious hot chocolate.
For Christmas this year at Liberty, inspiration for the quintessentially British store's window display has been taken from the store itself. Liberty's founder, Sir Arthur Liberty, travelled the globe to bring unique products to Liberty and his journey is represented through the store's Christmas windows – bountiful ships, laden with gifts for all generations.
Fortnum & Mason
Fortnum & Mason has based this year’s Christmas window display on the magical ‘frost fayres’ – impromptu festivals held centuries ago when the Thames froze completely over. In the 200 years since the capital's last, the Thames has never frozen solid enough for the event to be repeated on the ice.
If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise... This year's theme is 'Enchanted Forest', featuring a magical forest canopy and majestic woodland creatures.
Has your little one’s Frozen fever showed little sign of thawing? The modern Disney classic is bound to be even more popular this Christmas – and you can treat your little boy or girl to a Frozen-themed gift that’s bound to keep them grinning with our gift guide. From beuaty sets to the reported most popular gift of all time – the Frozen Sparkle doll – there's something for every Frozen fan.
There’s nothing quite as satisfying as a happily sleeping baby. After hours (or what feels like it) trying to soothe them, when they finally drift off and silence reigns once again there’s something rewarding in peeking through the door, or checking your baby monitor and seeing your baby sound asleep.
The latest model to join the Out ‘n’ About range is the new GT pushchair. A good one for cruising around town or casually strolling down those country park roads, the GT has been designed with both the parent and child in mind.