London doesn't do Christmas by halves. At the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, the city is strewn with oversized decorations. dodgy jumper-wearers, and even dodgier versions of Santa .
If you're staying in the capital for Christmas Day, take a look at what's open on the festive day. Otherwise, start planning your New Year's Eve with our suggestions.
With thanks to the following photographers for use of their images via the Londonist Flickr pool: psyxjaw, Andy Blackwell, JY, John Willoughby, Lou Humphreysy, Arpad Lukacs, Kristian Gough, Tedz Duran, Ian Wylie, Lee and Panda 1.
Last Updated 19 December 2014