The Christmas build-up rituals are coming: advent calendars; present hints from partners; existential dread before the work party. But there’s one that’s unequivocally fun: the big Christmas lights turn on. Quite a few are happening today – you’ve got Covent Garden, Fitzrovia and Regent Street all in a neat central London triangle.
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Taking place the day after L'box in Victoria Park, it's a more sedate affair