This lovely post by Heledd about Monty’s Winter Roof Garden is full of beautiful photographs. If you enjoy this post you can read Heledd’s blog Running in Lavender by clicking here or follow her on twitter @HeleddLavender
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If you’re coming into London in the next few weeks, I have a secret to share with you. Forget Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland, where it’s super busy and lets face it, a tad expensive. Where you need to go is Monty’s Winter Roof Garden in John Lewis, Oxford St. Okay, it’s nowhere near as big as the Hyde Park attraction and the only ride on offer is the lift up to the roof but it is free and very magical.
As you step out onto the roof, you’ll be met by a beautiful snowy, christmasy scene. There are lots of snow covered pine trees, Monty’s house, a Hotel Chocolat cafe and a heated seated area, which is covered in blankets for you to snuggle under – with your hot chocolate. Poppy and I went for the second time last week with our friends Bonnie and Marnie from MamasVIB.
Once you’re on the roof, you can wonder around and take pictures with Monty (the star of John Lewis’ Christmas ad campaign) or make Christmas cards and decorate penguin biscuits in Monty’s house. Other than the Hotel Chocolat café, everything is free which is so lovely and refreshing.
Here are some snaps from our day out on Monty’s Winter Roof Garden…