I really enjoyed looking at this gallery of London back in the day. Pictures and information from the BBC website.
Last minute Christmas shoppers on Petticoat Lane 16th Decemeber 1946
Christmas turkeys hanging outside a poulterers in Watling Street, London December 1923
Two policemen looking at London's 64ft Christmas tree, a gift from Norway, illuminated in Trafalgar Square, in front of the National Gallery. 1st December 1948
Crowds of Christmas shoppers in Oxford Street 8th December 1936
Children from the Homeless Children's Aid and Adoption Society Home at Leytonstone, London, hauling in their Christmas tree 10th December 1938
ARP members hang Christmas decorations in a cubicle of a shelter beneath a cinema in South London. 20th December 1940.