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Monday 07 December 2020.

Monday 07 December 2020...5pm to 10pm... Today I went up to the West End for the first time in over a month. Some big crowds were shown on tv over the past weekend, but not too busy tonight. I met a couple of friends for some food and drinks as our usual big Christmas reunion that normally attracts 15 to 20 cannot be held this year due to Tier 2 lockdown restrictions. The West End stores would all be having a nice Christmas drinks party around now. Bond Street stores including Dior, Fendi and others would be awash with champers. I have been to many of them over the past 15 years or so. None of those events are on as they are all standing and social distancing is impossible. I popped into THE ROLLING STONES merch tour in Carnaby Street for the first time. It is over two floors and looks nice in its red and black decor. I was in there 15 mins, and nobody else came in during that time. Loads of overpriced t-shirts(current and retro) and various merch including a Stones sofa. Fancy a Rolling Stones water bottle?...a snip at 30...jokers. The assistant said Ronnie Wood was the only member of the band to visit the store, and he has signed a couple of the larger items that are on display. Just along from The Stones store, Liam Gallaghers " Pretty Green" store has been closed awhile due to big debts. It is now a Free Bike Store , which must be very handy for all the cyclists. The nice Christmas Lights displays are up everywhere on the main streets. Lots of theatres are open again , so a nice time to mix that in with seeing the Christmas Lights. London is slowly getting back to life again...until the next total lockdown.