Christmas has come to London and a very festive scene it is, too, It's difficult to get across the Piazza in Covent Garden as it's crammed with tourists taking pictures of the giant Christmas tree, lights and decorations. The pubs, of course, are packed, with crowds standing outside as well as inside and Oxford Street is jammed with sightseers gazing at the newly-lit Christmas lights.
Standing room only at the French House pub
Covent Garden tree
One of the biggest tourist attractions in the city right now is the magnificent field of ceramic poppies around the Tower of London commemorating those who died in World War 1. The installation of the 888,249 red flowers was to be dismantled on 12 November but huge demand from the public sparked a campaign to keep the installation in place longer before part of it goes on a tour of the UK.. In 2018 they will move permanently to the Imperial War Museum.