In yesterday’s post I was singing the praises of natural-looking Christmas decorations. But today I’m all in favour of the bright and playful pinks of Carnaby Street.
It gets dark so early in London in December – official sunset time today will be 3.51pm – that I really appreciate these bright Soho lights.
The party atmosphere in Carnaby Street spreads out into the streets of the Newburgh Quarter, where small Christmas trees light the walls of the shops, restaurants and bars. Just when I thought the decorations had become much more subtle, I was stopped in my tracks by a giant plug and socket.
This is actually an artwork that stays in position all year round on the Ganton Street electricity substation, but it has been given an extra sparkle for Christmas.