LONDON - Bookmakers slashed odds of a white Christmas in London as Britain was buffeted by wintery weather over the weekend. The cold snap prompted bookies William Hill to cut the odds of snow in the capital at Christmas from 8/1 to 6/1.
In Glasgow, Scotland, the price is 7/2. Swathes of the UK were hit by freezing temperatures, snow and sleet on Sunday. Aberdeen, Scotland, had snowfalls of 14 centimetres, while London, which last month had its first October snow for 74 years, had flurries early in the day.
Christmas in London is wonderful. There's the chaos of Christmas shopping and the festive fun of Christmas parties and events - and the tranquility of Christmas Day and Boxing Day when you can walk (and drive) around without drowning in shoppers.
Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it: and Scrooge's name was good upon 'Change, for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail. Mind!
I don't mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile; and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or the Country's done for. You will therefore permit me to repeat, emphatically, that Marley was as dead as a door-nail. Read A Christmas Carol
Harrod's in London
Harrods has gone all out this Christmas 2010 with a string of exclusive gifts for everyone. Explore a selection of gifts and make it an exclusive Harrods Christmas this year. Possibly the most famous lights on a single store are at Harrods in Knightsbridge.
Christmas in London is a magical time and made more so by some of the best Christmas lights in the world. Most of them switch on in the middle of November and we recommend checking out Bond Street, Marylebone High Street, Oxford Street, Carnaby Street, and Covent Garden - and at the same time of course you can do your London Christmas shopping.
The Norwegian Spruce was selected from a forest near Oslo in November and was then shipped across the North Sea. The 66ft (20m) tree is more than 100 years old and is decorated with 500 lights using halogen bulbs. London Christmas Tours