I'm never going back to Oxford St at Christmas again. I think it was mostly spending half an hour sweating in Primark in my coat/scarf/jumper/Ugg boots that traumatised me. The lights, however, were very pretty... Weirdly, the daylight photos of the decorations have come out better, so please excuse the lack of twinkling lights!
I didn't make it to Covent Garden because I was desperately in need of a sit down by about 6pm (because I'm basically an old lady). I will get there before Christmas though...