This is a compilation of pictures of different season decorations around London. Except where otherwise noted all pictures were taken in December 2016 by our correspondent/photographer.
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Even though the fountain and the statue is generally referred to as just Eros, the name of the fountain is the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain. It was constructed in 1892-93 to commemorate the philanthropic work of Lord Shaftesbury, famous Victorian politician and philanthropist. The sculpture is actually not of Eros but rather Eros brother Anteros. The sculptor Alfred Gilbert had already made a sculpture of Anteros and he used this again for the Shaftesbury memorial fountain statue.
The silver Reindeer was not there this year, but we like it so much that we decided to put this picture from 2014 up.
The upside down Christmas Tree at Tate Britain is quite spectacular and well worth a visit on it’s own, but there’s more… a lot of really good art.