We just got back from yet another trip to London! When planning our first trip in 2011, we originally planned to go over Christmas, but the family objected and we decided to take time off at Thanksgiving instead. This actually worked out well since most attractions are closed for 3 days at Christmas, but the holiday light displays were up, and we were able to do a lot of Christmas shopping while we were there! So, when we planned a trip to go back, we knew that heading there around the Thanksgiving holiday would be the best option for the type of trip we wanted. From that point forward, our tradition was set and we now set aside time every late November/early December to travel to our favorite city. Sometimes we stray ever so slightly to accommodate other interests, but no matter when we go, it never disappoints.