This is Somerset House in Central London a few nights ago. They set up ice-skating rinks at some of the public buildings and parks at this time of year. You can pay about 10 pounds or thereabouts to go skating for a night. The rink wasn't open yet so I couldn't get any closer.
At this time of year it's all Christmas lights in Oxford Street. D-grade celebrities like X Factor contestants and S Club 7 usually turn them on during November. I was on a mission for pillows the other night so here are some shots of the street.
These are some of the more pretentious Christmas windows along the Bond Street end - Selfridges:
(Still can't seem to hold that camera straight.)
And Debenhams' more family-friendly ones. All of the bears were on strings and moving; tangling themselves in ribbons and decorations or stuck in the Christmas tree ... actually pretty cute.