To the West End in search of Paddington Bear and Christmas lights.
The wealthiest parts of the Monopoly board (Kensington, Knightsbridge and Park Lane) had no Christmas lights at all to speak of. Hugely disappointing.
Oxford Street was strewn with floating globes.
Selfridge's had Goldiebear Paddington in their window.
Complete with jars of marmalade and a golden London taxi.
We found the Bearer of Gifts in Hamleys, along with an ever so slightly scary elf.
Regent Street's lights were pretty cool; better without the advertising in my opinion.
I would have liked my shot to look like the one below, but a lack of a tripod and shepherding a 7-year-old rather put paid to that idea.
We had fun with the lights on South Molton Street.
Which is where we found Sparkles.
Old and New Bond Streets based their lighting design on a peacock.
We found our last bear, Thread Bear, next to Churchill and Roosevelt.
We had a great couple of hours, even if we did have to have supper at the Golden Arches, and I hope that I've just started a new Christmas tradition.