Yes, it is that time again. You just about managed to survive Halloweenmania 2011 and now probably the last thing you want to read about is Christmas. Well, too bad! We’re hurtling towards Christmas like a freight train and there’s nothing anyone can do apart from embrace it. You know the season to be merry is fast approaching when the Christmas lights start blinging up the shopping streets of the West End. Let the illuminations commence with The Saturday’s flicking the switch for the Oxford Street lights on Tuesday 1 November at Marks & Spencer (5pm) followed by a double dose of Justin Bieber at Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City (November 7) and more.
Check out our guide to Christmas lights in London.