So, the seasonal decorations have gone up in Soho. Fittingly for London's creative hub, they look like light bulbs.

The Regent St. lights look quite nice too, and apparently use 90 per cent. less energy than conventional lights, being designed from paper-thin panels that glow when a tiny electrical current is passed through them.

You can't get away from advertising though. These lights feature, integrated into the pattern, characters from the DreamWorks movie Flushed Away, released in the UK on December 1st, with voice talent including Sir Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis.