In a bit of a pickle at the moment so things are slightly back to front! A promised post hasn’t been finished although it is largely done. Too much time spent on research, delving into new and difficult to find histories on London and spending the entire Xmas and Boxing Day just writing posts has set me back a little. This post is actually an extra. The images were meant to be for another but have been re-arranged in order to maintain publishing consistency.
Selfridges xmas decorations this year are quite different from last. Based on the theme ‘With Love From Selfridges’ perhaps the biggest changes are the huge Santa at the eastern end of the store complete with a new xmas gift section. This will be known as the Corner Shop. It involved considerable re-modelling within the store at this end and its main eastern entrance was closed for a good length of time to permit works to be undertaken.
‘With Love from’ seen on the wet weekend just before Xmas. Heavy rain doesn’t stop me taking pics!
Information on Selfridges’ new Corner Shop
The large rotating Santa next to the new gifts section at the corner with Duke Street
This Santa’s much larger than life at the rear obviously!
Santa’s still up to his tricks but this year with just a single window at the other end of Selfridges. Its a bit too cluttered, confusing even!
Fruits and veg – with sprouts as the main theme – on one of Selfridges’ main Oxford Street windows
Apart from the sprouts, the robin, the xmas pudding and other windows (which I havent shown here) many of the Selfridges windows this year had musical themes. There’s about sixteen windows along Oxford Street and its difficult to show a good cross-selection of windows. Some windows are affected more than others by street lights, daylight, internal lighting etc and this also affects one’s choices.
Music as a recurring theme across the various Selfridges xmas windows
Marching band mannequins – with all the love from Selfridges!
Brass marching band – clearly bold as brass!
Still a music theme – references to the famous Bow Bells
The Lambeth Walk – a famous London based song originally released in 1937
Christmas commuters – some subtle tips perhaps to brighten up bus, bike, car or tube journeys!
On the west side of Selfridges in Orchard Street several windows had London themed skylines with a xmas hint of course.
Big Ben (aka Elizabeth Tower), London Eye & other iconic London structures
St.Paul’s, The Monument, Tower of London etc