…with credit to Hackney council’s tasteful but striking Christmas 2011 decorations of the square in front of the town hall, built in 1934-1937 (architect Lanchester and Lodge). Now a grade II listed building. In 1995 the council designated the art deco(ish) square a conservation area. The editor of this website is still enjoying his Christmas break. He commends it to all who can do the same.