When we first moved to Spain three years ago, one of the only things that we lamented was that around the holiday season, the city just didn’t seem very festive. There was the usual carousel and a few smaller decorated trees here and there, but over all, the shops and streets never really got into the holiday spirit like they do in the UK. Fast forward three years later, and my how things have changed. Not only is there the usual carousel and skating rink in the city centre, but there are fairy lights strung above everything, all along neighbourhood streets and on municipal buildings. And, on top of that, all the shops may have even gone a little overboard with their Christmas trees and beribboned boughs and many strings of fairy lights flashing in the windows. It feels positively festive here this year, even as the temperatures among the palm trees hover just under 20 degrees Celsius some days. Just for nostalgic reasons, however, here are a few photos of London (a place that really loves the holiday season) at Christmastime, shot by Carrie Harwood of Wish Wish Wish last year.