Instead of doing battle with the crowds in the West End, why not check out some of the Christmas shopping options closer to home?
Borough and Bankside and Bermondsey community councils each have £15,000 up for grabs for community groups to spend on projects or events that will benefit local residents.
Developers of the so-called Shard of Glass at London Bridge are planning an office and shopping development alongside the tower, also designed by Renzo Piano and to be called 'Baby Shard'.
The third annual Frost Fair was held on Bankside at the weekend, drawing visitors from across the capital.
Red Kite Learning was visited by education secretary Ruth Kelly and home secretary Charles Clarke last week when it hosted the unveiling of new plans to improve education and training for offenders.
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