Today I took the Eurostar to London. It wasn’t like showing up and hopping on a train in Germany going to say Switzerland. I had to get there early (minimum 30 minutes), fill out a customs form, go through immigration and put my bags and myself through a metal detector. But once on board it was a nice ride. I took a taxi from the train station, (really bad traffic too), dropped my bags at the hotel and went back into London where I saw the Christmas lights, and had dinner at a nice neighborhood Italian bistro.
Oxford Street, Bond Street, Regent Street and Canaby Place were all decked out in Christmas finery.